Thanks for the feedback on the SS issue. I will hunt it down on my end by looking in the transport stream where the SS flag is supposed to be (as a starting point). When I think I have found the solution, I will re-engage Dolby SS on air for a test period and let you tell me if it helped. Is that a plan?
In regard to Dr. Phil, we would have to either record the show in HD, or air it "live" off satellite.
We don't have any way to record shows in HD for later playback. It would be an accident if either show was available in HD when we want to air them.
This lack of equipment could change as early as late next year, but don't count on it. 2010 is more likely.
So one answer is that we don't have the necessary equipment. The real bottom line answer is: (drum roll please) -- $$