Originally Posted by snowman33
I was just wondering when KCRG Ch 9 will be switching to high def local newscasts. I thought I had read somewhere that it was supposed to have been late last year. Does anyone have any recent info on this?
I think the plans for HD Local News are in a permanent holding pattern until SourceMedia figures out what they want to do with the Gazette building, and whether or not they want to move the KCRG Studios.
Originally Posted by kdawg25
Bummer. They started the switch in North Liberty. It doesn't look like I'll be able to get 63-78 (analog) stations anymore. I've lost Food Network and TCM and can't pick them up on the new freq. Going to miss TBS, Syfy and BIG10. Sad day for me.
At least this time, they put up a banner on the "deleted" channels notifying people that they were converted to digital, and where to find them on QAM, or how to get a set-top box.
Why not just go get a set-top box? They're free, unless a person isn't actually a Family/Expanded Basic subscriber... (which is why I haven't gone and gotten one; also, because my primary TV has a QAM tuner. The bedroom TV doesn't, but I'm not terribly concerned about TV in there; it's mostly for local news and DVDs/BDs)
When they started (and subsequently aborted) the conversion in Cedar Rapids the first time back around March 1, they just shut channels off willy-nilly, completely blacking them out. The method they're using this time seems a bit more thought-out.