I checked 22-3 last night during Kingpin and saw black bars on all four sides. I did appear to be 16x9 though and I couldn't change the aspect ratio. Switched to 22-1 and the image was stretched.
I emailed Dave Cote yesterday and received a reply pretty quickly. It doesn't really offer anything new.
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 10:48 AM
Subject: WWLP High Definition Programming
Good Morning Mr. Cote,
I have recently installed a new antenna and I am now able to receive
your High Definition (HD) channel in Farmington, CT. I saw the addition
of channel 22-3 in the last week but I did not see an HD signal coming
through on those shows that are filmed in HD. I was wondering when you
would be sending the high definition broadcasts. There are many of us
waiting excitedly in Connecticut and we look forward to WWLP in HD.
On a related note, I use a DirecTV/ATSC tuner to receive WWLP-DT. The
guide information only says "Regular Schedule". The analog station guide
information has all the programming information displayed. The receiver
uses a zip code data base to access that information, but for some
reason your digital station programming information does not appear. How
does that information get from you to DirecTV? The importance of this is
for the recording of NBC and WWLP programming.
Thanks for the report. We recently just finished the 22-3 side and have it running in an up-converted mode. Waiting for some equipment to pass the NBC HD side of the world and hope to have that up soon.
As for the programming of the guide I still need to follow-up that
portion of the project. Great things keep coming.
Thanks for watching,
Chief Engineer WWLP TVdcote@wwlp.com
As you can see, he is supposedly getting back to me on the missing guide information.
BTW, DirecTV called me yesterday to say that the program guide was a Hughes STB issue. Surprise surprise....
Are you getting program info on 22-1 and 22-3 in your T151's guide?
Is anyone else getting the info on a non-Hughes/Tosh/Mits box?