What's really bad about 33WVLA forgetting to "flip the switch" is that people in places like Marksville have had to switch antennas to BR because of 5 KALB Alexandria ruining their NBC HD signal by adding CBS HD on 5.2 and destroying the PQ of both.
You think 33 is bad about flipping the switch? Last month all Friday, Saturday and Sunday the NBC HD was not shown on 5 including NEW episodes of Leno, Conan, SNL, Sunday Night Football, Today show, Nightly News and every sporting event they air on weekends. I mean it wasn't 16X9 aspect ratio but 4X3--black sidebars and all.
5KALB did the same thing last Saturday--all day and night-prime time too, no NBC HD. A few weeks ago no Notre Dame Saturday football in HD.
Twice in the past week 5 KALB has not aired the NBC Nightly news in HD. Days after NBC moved into brand new studios they are trying to show off.
Even the scoreboard during football games that never moves on both 5.1 and 5.2 is so pixelated that it's blurry on both their "HD" stations.
Like someone else said, it's really like a lot of Louisiana engineers and TV station employees don't know anything about DTV or HD or SD and they think no one is watching or trying to view LSU football in HD.
Part of the problem at 5KALB is that it drives them crazy when another station gets to carry an LSU sporting event and NBC rarely carries LSU sporting events except maybe once a year for Track and Field when you see LSU competitors.
The good news is that Media General announced this week that 5KALB is one of the stations they are selling/unloading.
Maybe new management can be convinced to drop this whole 5.2 CBS Alexandria partial HD concept that destroys the NBC HD.
We don't need affiliates at war with their networks. I also urge viewers in Louisiana to complain to NBC and other networks directly as well about your local HD situation.
I'm concerned Louisiana TV stations will get a bad example from 9WAFB and 5KALB's decisions regarding their DTV signals.
Oh yeah, great weather for getting to work at tower sites. Hello 3 KATC?