What was posted was not IMO constructive comments. The items could have been phrased in a more positive way. I should not have posted the reply on this thread as the other one is for this type of posts.
Again, IMO, you are WAY off base. Drew had a well thought out post asking what the average viewer, that does not see this thread, would think about this wonderful event called the DTV Transition.
This viewer could have layed out $1500.00 for a HDTV, $200 for a ATSC tuner to watch MNF in glorious HD and BAM WVEC (Sorry Peter just an example
) has a problem and the game is in SD.
Now in this example $1700 is not an astronmical sum of money for an HDTV, heck SD RPTVs can cost this much. My viewer's wife wanted the $800 32" console to match the coffee table, but with the help of the CC, BB, Dome's salesman he was able to convince her to go HD.
Now this viewer, a couple of his buddies and his wife are looking at this square picture with 'IN HD WHERE AVAILABLE' on the screen. Wife has this look on her face, viewer says but the Green Sheet and the salesman said it would be in HD! Harry Potter was in HD last Saturday!
Now Harold, was my viewer trying to get the equipment to perform a task it was not able to do, by mis-application or by design? Or did a %$##$% chip in an encoder at WVEC's transmitter die? Or maybe a raving lunatic at the Footbal Stadium fired a grenade launcher at the HD production truck?
Peter and George both (well it took George two tries
) gave courteous and reasonable explanations and you claim:
Constantly whining about the broadcasters is not constructive and will do little to change anything.
All of the local Engineers seem to be stand up technical guys that want to broadcast the best available, but that have corporate lines to toe, which unfortunately doesn't always equal best engineering practices.
EACH of us are entitled to our own opinions.
I really don't think you need to slam every comment on this thread that is not pro OTA or pro multicasting.