Originally Posted by R Johnson
I'd like to check out specific shows on 11-1 which some of you have complaints about. I suspect most of the issues are source related. But then, I didn't have HD equipment in the glorious old days of only 11-1 (at 1080i) and 11-2.
When I got my first digital TV, I didn't have any HD programming at all (was buying with the thought of future use). As I climbed into the attic as part of my re-wiring project for the satellite, I discovered a large VHF/UHF combo antenna there, suspended by a few bits of string. I added an extra RG6 feed to the clump of cables I was feeding down to the basement, then connected one of them to the antenna at one end and fed the other end up to the family room behind the TV. I figured that if I could get free HD programming, then great; if not, I was only out a few bucks for the additional cabling.
By the time I finished fishing all my wires and getting everything hooked up, it was after 10 pm. I did a quick scan and locked all sorts of stuff, but nothing was in HD...until I hit 11-1.
11-1 was stunning. I sat in front of the TV, staring (and, if my wife is to be believed, drooling a bit). I don't remember what it was, but it was positively gorgeous.
The difference between then and now is immediately obvious to my eyes.