Originally posted by wkhz
WGBH-DT transmitting at least every evening would make Boston truely one of the super HD cities.
I would have liked to think so. But in fact Boston, for its size, is one of the worst. Indeed, we are one of the last to have a major network pass HDTV (NBC), and the last major city to pass PBS HDTV-- a true shame since we are the "flagship" PBS content producer (WGBH). I define major as the top FCC cities mandated on the timetable.
For all the Boston metro high-tech, how does one explain this? I don't know-- perhaps a separate topic, but perhaps it's the New England media culture? Blue-collar, low-tech? Still I don't get PBS being so backward here. I don't buy the "number of HDTV receiving sets" nonsense from WGBH-- how do they explain all the other cities that ARE broadcasting and have been for over a year? WGBH is probably the best-funded of all PBS affiliates. That to me points to a cultural at worst, bad management at best, reasoning.
Anyway I'm happy to see GBH at least "testing" their transmitters.