Originally posted by michael goldman
I am in Portland and share your frustration. I assume Comcast realizes that once Fox starts Hd football and local Fox is not available in HD on Comcast, it could be a deal killer for many. Especiaqlly if they have a Digital carriage agreement already signed.
Don't take my word as God's honest truth that's just what I've read here in the forums, so grain of salt, as with everything. I find it very difficult to believe that is
the case; there's no technical reason not to have them, Comcast has bandwidth to burn. And it's not like they would've taken much bandwidth anyway, they've been SD up to this point.
It sounds as if KPDX may not br ready for HD by Sept 12, but will be by the end of Sept.
That's just an estimate, and could go either way depending upon when they actually receive their equipment, how long it takes to get it installed, tested and operational. I would worry more about their determination to get it working (not Ed's, he's a good guy, but the people for whom he works
). Regardless of what you, me or the rest of this forum thinks, HD is still very much niche, and as such does not receive a lot of attention - either monetarily or in assigned man-hours - from the top brass. As big a draw as football may be, 95% of those fans still don't have HD. I'm just trying not to be disappointed, but I'm keeping my finger's crossed
CBS, Koin and Emmis are just hopeless. It is a shame since CBS still has the best HD offerings
I wouldn't go so far as to say "hopeless," but the fact that there's been no
word of successful negotiations (or any negotiations whatsoever) is disconcerting. There's got to be a breaking point somewhere, but where - and when - that's reached is still a mystery.