Originally Posted by heydukr
Another frustrated Oneontan here, with only a TW cable box. It's pretty sad to think that even with the arrival of WBNG-HD we now have just two
HD feed among the "big 4" networks from TWC, with still no NBC or ABC in sight.
I'm pretty sure you're right that the problem stems from us being classified as in the Utica market. However, my understanding is that WKTV (NBC) has finally gone HD, so now do we wait two years for a carriage agreement?
Actually, ABC is supposedly on its way very soon, according to the TW CNY website:"WUTR HD will launch on ch. 703 on 12/30/08 in Oneonta, Cooperstown, New Berlin."
Here's the link: http://www.timewarnercable.com/centr...ogramnews.html
The problem with getting the networks in HD is that the Oneonta branch (which I am on) is like a hybrid of the Binghamton and Utica areas. As such, we don't get all the Binghamton channels (in analog), and therefore, we're not "supposed" to get the HD versions of those channels. Why they are available on QAM I have no idea, but I haven't gone around advertising it for fear that if enough attention is brought to the fact that we're getting "out of market" HD channels, some legal issues could crop up and they'd alter or block the QAM channels of NBC and ABC (WIVT or whatever it is). Does anyone know if there's any chance of Time Warner hooking up with WKTV(NBC) out of Utica for an HD channel?
Even weirder about our Cable system is how or why we get channel 26, WRGB (CBS) out of Albany in analog.
Also, the website says this about MLB Network:"MLB Network will launch to the Digital Explorer Pak on 1/1/09 on channel 100."
So as of right now, it doesn't sound like it will be available in HD. I imagine it might eventually show up, however.