Originally Posted by Scott Tucker
I for one do appreciate your efforts. I too wish people would ease up on you, but not necessarily on KTVI. Bottom like is you shouldn't have to get involved to fix this. You have volunteered to help and I thank you. I have no right to complain since I said I would send photos and didn't, sorry. Anyway, some people like to be part of the problem and not part of the solution. I would hope that all of us can remain part of the solution.
Scott, if my last note on KTVI was perceived as criticism, that was, in fact, my intent.
Good grief -- the digital transition is entering into its 8th year and more than 9 MILLION HDTVs were sold in the last 6 weeks of 2006, and yet these sort of basic problems go untended and as viewers we're left with the impression that no one running these stations gives a damn about anything other than advertising sales.
Efforts? Are there actually efforts being made to fix this problem? All evidence points to the opposite conclusion -- no one considers it anything like a priority. It sounds like once ktviengineering gets done sweeping the driveway, he might be allowed some time to figure out what the problem is with KTVI digital broadcasts -- for the PAST YEAR! No doubt there are higher priorities, but this is just ridiculous and to act like we're grateful that someone has promised to look into this -- WEEKS AGO -- is lame.
Maybe someone needs to wake up and note that we're well out of the experimental stage of digital broadcasting and any company that continues to trip over its own shoelaces should be regarded as and treated like amateurs until they conclusively prove otherwise.
Based on what I've observed since I became involved with HDTV in 1998 makes me thankful that the people involved in broadcast television in this country aren't actually responsible for something really important, like air traffic control or hospital emergency room operations. The only stations in this market that manage to rise above rank mediocrity in day-to-day digital operations are KDNL and KMOV, with the latter actually slipping rather than solidifying its reputation.
As a group, the companies that own and operate these stations would stumble and fumble around trying to organize a party if they were standing right inside the middle of a brewery.
End of rant.