Originally Posted by JThree
Just moved back to Knoxville and finally got to catch my first Tennessee game in high definition since our move here. Please somebody tell me this wasn't typical!
I've been watching their HD football telecasts for three seasons now and they continue to steadily DE-prove!
I've complained to them and I've complained to their network with no meaningful response. I am going to contact the F.C.C. next. Channel's 8 and 43 are both in open defiance of their civic obligation to use their sub's for "local" programming.
Obviously, ABC's and NBC's lawyers have advised their affilites that cheap weather channels constitutes local programming. I don't think that the writers of the regulations had weather channels in mind, even...? I think, what they had in mind, was spelling bees, sports, local events...like parades or coverage of holiday fireworks, or ect......??? I believe....I read parts of the reg's quite some time back.
I don't see how 8 and 43 are operating within their civic duty running their sub's. Or, do they have some twisted interpretation of the reg's that they don't have to comply till after the analog cutoff? Or, have they bought so much political favor that they feel they can be openly defiant?
Who wants to bet that in 2009 that all the unprepared affiliates will beg for more time or a handout???????
My discription of 2-nite's game.....many hundreds of episodes of macroblocking, 50-100 episodes of pixelization, several audio problems, dropped frames....that about covers it!
Channel 8 is pitiful..... Welcome back JThree!