- FYI, WJTV is now at full power (as of this past Tuesday, the 20th). My signal strength was in the high 60's (low 70's) & now is in the 90's.
Also, spoke to them & they are aware of the whole audio dropout thing & are trying to fix their encoding...which is what is causing the dropouts.
- Emailed WLBT & here is the email & response I got from the General Manager (maybe we need to all bug the crap out of them)...blah...blah....
We were set to go on in August and were delayed by a microwave shipment. Then Katrina stopped some work and made us do some adjustment. We are testing now and should be on at any time.
Vice President and General Manager
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Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:51 AM
I am hoping you can shed some light on a subject many Jackson people feel we have been given the run around on.
For the past year we have been waiting in the Jackson area for WLBT to go digital/high definition.
Myself along with many other people anxiously waiting WLBT to begin broadcasting High Definition have called & have been told that it is very soon. This has been going on for quite some time. We realize there was a channel problem (going from 53 to channel 3...& not I believe it will be channel 9) in the beginning with the FEC (??).
Some of us have been told by WLBT was suppose to be up & running in August. Obviously, we realize the recent storm slowed things down. However, as recent as a few weeks ago, we were told that testing has begun.
With a good many of the new NBC fall shows being broadcast in HD along with Notre Dame football, Nascar & the Jay Leno Show, we feel we are missing out on this.
I guess I am trying to get a straight answer on when this will be up & running. We feel we have been given the run around & would like to know when exactly is the target date.
Can you guys let us know what exactly is going on?
We realize it is a very expensive investment & there is not much return, however all other local stations have been digital for quite some time.
Frustrated Jackson resident