Originally posted by MarkW
Wonder if there is any chance WZDX would be up tonight for the seconde episode of 24? I'll keep my fingers crossed the specialist is showing up to work today instead of showing up and checking into a hotel today......
Ditto Taz is there some word on ABC. I'm a firm believer right now that there isn't a snowballs chance we see ABC in HD until 06 or beyond.
I'm really hoping that they can get it fixed today. We've had people fly in several times to troubleshoot equipment, and even if they didn't even make it into town until 3:00pm or so, they still came straight to the station and got to work. My fingers are crossed.
And I personally don't see WAAY going HD unless someone buys them, but you never know.
As for us (WHDF), we're kinda getting the shaft from what I can tell. We'll be digital by the end of the month and they've purchased the HD-encoder. What they didn't purchase was the HD-router, HD-upconverter (for SD), and HD-frame sync. These three pieces of equipment are mandatory to do HD, though they don't cost that much in the larger scheme of things. My thoughts on this is our owners will never let us go HD before their 'Main station' in Richmond goes HD. I'm betting they'll order the remaining pieces next year when we go full-power and move the transmitter to the main tower (antenna is already there).
Though you never know, they could surprise us within the next few weeks.