Originally Posted by Muse
... I suspected that 9.2 wasn't in HD, but thought "why would they broadcast that documentary in SD when it's in HD?" Unbelievable!
To provide more programming. Thus get more pledges. That's why KQED and KTEH are on both transmittors.
Before KQED / KTEH (NCPB) went to the current lineup, KQED (1HD, 2SD), KTEH (5SD) they provided about the same number of programming streams but many were un watch able. Sort of what Channel 1 is providing now, but not quite so bad.
With the current lineup NCPB provides mainly watch able pictures on all the streams (My opinion).
You want HD on KTEH's transmitter, then some of the SD channels must go. That is what it was before.
What do you think about 7.2? KGO has two 16:9 channels. Some people do not like the picture quality on 7.2.
KCSM had many stunning programs when they first went to HD. Now many of their 16:9 programs are just not quite filling my HDTV screen. BOO to them, it that the way to get 2 Million?
HDTV just takes so much of the bandwidth, repeats must be down scaled to SD.
Will NCPB's lineups stay the same, I have been thinking it may not for some time.
But it may all be moot, have you not heard of the plan to turn off all the OTA transmitters. You are not allow to comment to the FCC about this.