Originally posted by Ken Ross
The fact is that when you first complained about OTA HD, it WAS too early to be talking that way! 9/11 was still fresh and it was unreasonable to have expected a return to normalcy. However now, over 2 years later it is not unreasonable to have expected restoration in the biggest market in the world. I do beleive at this point it is nothing more than excuse making on the part of the networks.
I just battled my way through the AVS search engine (high server load...blah blah blah) and I posted the original bitch on 12-26-02, more than a year after 9/11. Why was it "still fresh" then, but now it's "excuse making"? What's the limit for when it's ok to blame the networks? More than 2 years? Who decides?
I don't think it has anything to do with 9/11. I think they're delaying the restoration of their OTA signals so they can get the cable companies to pony up the money to carry them. And Cablevision isn't doing it, they only carry the networks that already ARE available OTA (CBS-DT, Fox-DT, PBS-DT). I think they're all nickel and diming each other to death and the ones who don't get to watch is US.