Originally Posted by Falcon_77
...Hopefully, the Hartford stations are doing a better job of promoting it, especially since 30 minute tests are a lot harder to miss than 2 minute tests.
The general manager of Channel 8 / MyTV 9 was seated at the anchor desk along with the two news anchors and talked about the tests for about four minutes at 5:25PM Tuesday, 12/2. He said about 60,000 households in Connecticut receive their TV channels over-the-air. A sample message that analog viewers will see during the tests was shown: wavy color bars with a scroll stating, "If you see this message, you need to take action..."
At around 5:47PM, Channel 3 ran a three or four minute pre-taped piece with a reporter standing in front of their broadcast tower on Avon Mountain. There was a brief sound bite from their chief engineer at the studio. Channel 30's 6PM newscast made no mention of the tests.
During morning drive time, the state's major radio station, WTIC, had a live interview about the tests and about a preparedness meeting concerning them that was held later in the day at the State Capitol Building with government, cable, and local broadcast officials. If you'd like to hear that interview, click http://www.wtic.com/pages/5645.php
Scroll down the page, looking in the left column under "Recent Episodes" for the headline in blue, "The Digital TV Test". Click on the play icon to launch audio in a separate window.
In one of these reports, it was stated that results of the tests, like the number of viewer phone calls to the number on the screen, would be released around next Monday, 12/8.
Originally Posted by iiijay743iii
I'm located in Cheshire, CT and was wondering which cable providers you prefer?
I was leaning towards Directv with their large # of HD channels. The other choices are cox and comcast.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated, I'm trying to avoid getting stuck in a contract with a carrier that has bad reception/service.
Hi Jason. The best people to ask about their experiences with Cox and Comcast are the current subscribers who post on two other AVS Forum threads.
The link for "Hartford, CT - Cox" is http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...592183&page=43
The link for "Hartford, CT - Comcast" is http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...585963&page=73
A good source for opinions about Direct TV is http://www.dbstalk.com
I hope that these links help you to decide.