I just wanted to post a recent email I sent to fox about there lack of HDTV. I will post the response when I get it.
My name is Kyle Simpson of Carterville IL. I have been watching your DTV station on my HDTV TV for the past couple of months. I've been disappointed that all your broadcast have been at the 480i resolution. I'm aware that fox hasn't supported true HD so far as a network. I have however learned that September 12 the Fox network will be broadcasting the first of it's NFL games in 720p and will be providing at least 50% of it's prime time programing in 720p. Here is a recent article on Fox and Sinclair.
(The Sinclair Broadcast Group has begun airing a new commercial campaign on its stations' analog NTSC channels to raise consumer awareness of its free, over-the-air HDTV offering. If successful, the move could spur other broadcasters to advertise their DTV channels or risk losing audience share to cable and satellite TV providers.
Sinclair will also boost the power levels of its 20 FOX affiliates across the country, to prepare for the network's first full foray into HD broadcasts. Beginning with the fall TV season FOX will air at least six NFL games and a full slate of primetime entertainment programming per week in the 720p HDTV format.
The 2004 NFL on FOX season, which will culminate with the live presentation of Super Bowl XXXIX, premieres Sunday, Sept. 12 with doubleheader coverage of seven games. In total, FOX Sports said it would broadcast a 111-game regular season slate, including nine doubleheader Sundays, the traditional Thanksgiving Day game and two special late-season non-Sunday national broadcasts.
The PSAs will be available in :10-, :20- and :30-second lengths.
When complete, the PSAs will be available from the Sinclair Broadcast Group's new Web site, that's been redesigned to support the informational campaign. )
Here is the direct link http://broadcastengineering.com/news...-ota-20040823/
You can simply copy and paste if you like to confirm the article.
I have also read a article detailing a agreement between Sinclair and Miranda Technologies to provide affiliates with HDTV equipment.
Here is the address http://www.hdtvbuyer.com/articles/vi...e.jsp?id=24672
I'm hoping KBSI plans on going HD september 12 or very soon after. I'm hoping I could get a firm awnser to what your plans are. It would seem from the news stories I have read KBSI should be working on this right now and I wanted to get some reliable information about this from the source. I hate to point it out but the Sinclair owned stations are the only two (KBSI,WDKA) in our market not broadcasting any HD content. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely Kyle Simpson