Originally Posted by rluyster
However, as a result, both WKBN and WYFX ended up with a really mediocre quality HD picture, IMO.
Sorry for the late reply. But while I do not disagree on this point, the biggest thing I see coming out of this is OTA broadcasts are ultimately focused on and used by those who don't care much about quality. At least imho. Though maybe WKBN's engineer has other ideas for the future? But I think if he's squeezing the quality in that's there now (which is honestly astounding FWIW. 2 720p feeds in 18mbit of bandwidth. No easy feat when trying to keep PQ up.), the push for a separate transmitter becomes less and less.
One thing I wanted to ask though and maybe WFMJ's engineer is still hanging around and reading this: Any known plans for HD Syndication/in-house programming in the near future? I know the budget issue makes this difficult, but no idea if anything has changed recently. I'd love you guys forever if this could change.
And also to the WFMJ engineer if he reads this: When it comes to primetime NBC programming, if there's any way you can postpone like the onscreen lottery tickers to commercials or something rather than in the middle of primetime shows, that'd be awesome. Kinda annoying right now 'cause it cuts the picture back to the SD feed and windowboxed with the added graphic clutter. I haven't watched enough this tv season but I know last season with L&O:SVU it happened just about every week at the same time during the same show. I eventually switched my DVR recording to WKYC for that show (thankfully Time Warner gives us both the Y-Town and Cleveland locals down here.).