Originally posted by bwohlgemuth
jckrac, we really appreciates you being on the boards. You obviously have some significant insight to what is going on inside of WANE. We would obviously like to see you guys be successful, especially with the Colts doing so well and the possibility that they will be playing two Sundays from now.
While I like the radar on 31.03, I think most people that have DTV right now are going to be more interested in the show on 31.01 Sunday compared to those who are wondering if it's raining in Ligonier. I don't know if it's possible to shut down the 31.03 during the game and restart it after it's over....that's the only thing I can see opening up more bandwidth.
Thanks for the kind words. All of this stuff is brand new to us all. I work with a fine bunch of gentleman that are working very hard to get this right. These folks know their stuff and committed to getting it right. (And somebody else was commenting that if the chief engineer was watching the game Sunday: he was, and still is, busting his rear to get it right.)
I believe the quality will improve Sunday, but unfortunately, we won't know until 3 PM Sunday.
As far as 31-03 goes, it requires some outside of the box thinking. I agree with you that 99% of HD viewers are more concerned with 31-01 than the radar. But 31-03 is not used exclusively for HD. That is why you'll probably not see it dropped.
Stay tuned, though. It is being worked on, and we do have some tricks planned for the Super Bowl.