clarkbr, I've noticed the same thing occurring on WDBD. It just amazes me that we've had years of HD now, yet you get the impression that many stations still don't know how to broadcast it effectively and consistently. The technology may LOOK so much better on your TV, but the reliability is very much in question. I don't recall analog signals ever cutting out on me except for during power outages, but digital/HD signals seem to be all over the place. One day it's one of the stations simply cutting off their HD, or another day it's one of the stations losing their 5.1 audio(like WJTV has a couple of times in the last 8 months). And when I'm not dealing with local station problems, it's Comcast cable that's screwing things up.
Speaking of Comcast, has anyone on this board who has Comcast had any issues concerning VOD? I have 3 HD receivers in my house, one of them being an HD-DVR and the others just standard HD receivers All are the CISCO brand. Well, I subscribe to the "Digital Preferred" package, and I'm supposed to be getting their FREE(yeah, right) movie section in VOD that's called the "Preferred Collection." On the HD-DVR, I can access the free movie collection just fine by going through the "HD On Demand" menu and "Free Movies!". On the other HD receivers, however, the "Preferred Collection" isn't available. I can only play those movies on the the other two receivers if I select them through the HD-DVR and place them in the "Saved Programs" menu.
I've tried calling Comcast several times to resolve this issue, with no success. All they've done is try to send refresh signals, and it hasn't helped. Anyone have any suggestions? The monthly bill keeps going up and up, the number of HD channels remains the same, and the VOD doesn't work like it should. AT&T U-Verse gets more tempting every day with all of those HD channels they offer.