Originally posted by rcase13
I would have thought they would have spare equipment.
No, most stations don't due to cost issues. Plus, the networks will only provide single, non-redundant HD receivers at this point. So, if the network receiver fails, we're at their (or the MFG's) mercy to get a repair or replacement. While we do have spare encoders here, they would be no good if the network equipment were to fail. By the way, the typical repair
cost on an HD encoder is $15k...