Originally Posted by wayupnorththen
yeah, it was sure nice to see it in standard definition.
I wish Red River would get it's act together...
It is totally unfair that the cable consumer in the north valley is STUCK with SD programming because red river is protecting it's turf. Either get on board with HD and get it to us, or let the cable companies retransmit KVRR with it's full HD. If that can't work I bet Fox 9 out of the cities wouldn't mind being broadcast up north here....
I know it's possible. They can't tell me it's not.
Red River is avoiding the situation. They don't even have a WEBSITE. Really??? How can a broadcast network not have a WEBSITE?? Can you say Behind the Times???
Why should we be stuck without HD because a company in Fargo can't figure out how to get it to a sister station--for over two years???
Keep in mind Red River Broadcasting is a private, local (key owners live in MN) company that is trying to stay alive - broadcasting isn't as profitable as it one was - yes they maybe need to overhaul their marketing and engineering depts. The DTV conversion doesn't guarantee HD, so as long they "serve the public interest" and remain on the air at their licensed power levels, they are meeting their obligation of their broadcast license.
Maybe complaints should be directed to the Fox network, which may accomplish the following:
a) put pressure from that end on Red River to upgrade
b) give red river assistance by loaning more than one set of "splicers", so the HD signal be spliced in and out of the stream. Current FOx netowrk policy only gives one splicer to each broadcast group - they are on their own for satellite stations, etc.
c) Fox could pursue alternate affiliates in the market if the current one doesn't keep expected quality