Originally posted by jspENC
I hope they do it! That would be really neat, but wouldn't it cause the picture quality to go down?
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. And that would NOT be good.
USDTV is the biggest croc of crap since the middle ages. It's like 10 cable channels for $20 a month, and they look worse than they do on satellite while degrading the free-to-air signal of the host station.
Anyway, I think that Greenville is too small/doesn't have enough stations to support USDTV. It works in Los Angeles (with its 20+ stations) and Salt Lake City and those other places (I'm confused about how it works in Vegas though), but let's look at it this way.
7- HD + Weather feed. That's all the bandwidth they have.
9- HD. They might have room for one USDTV channel.
12- HD + UPN. And Ken12 has indicated that there's no plan to compress either one.
14- Who knows. If it's SD, then it could have 5 USDTV services. If HD, then two tops.
25- PBS can't have it.
38- 4 SD streams (if they ever get the digital on the air), so maybe one service.
That's 3 to 6 out of the needed 11 or 12. Not enough room for USDTV.
Now let us all hope that USDTV dies a quick death.