I have also been frustrated by Erie's nearly ignoring digital transmission.
I leave in Meadville, about 26 miles from the broadcast facillities (I assume those buildings on 19 south of I-90 are the broadcast stations).
From Erie, I get 66-1, which MAY help next NFL season & 50-1 which has lot of idgital, but hardly ever any HDTV. WICU DT must have the least range of any station out there, so I get nothing. WJET nothing & who knows when WSEE will start digital telecasts.
Fortunately, I can get NBD & ABC out of Youngstown & ONCE I get KDKA DT from Pittsburgh for a few minutes. CBS was a problem, but I get on DirecTV.
Count me in any organized campaign to get Erie into the 20th century (the 21st is too much to hope for).