As I stated earlier...I will let you know WHEN WLAX or WEUX (or both, for that matter) will have any changes in broadcasting upgraded signals to the masses...
CHARTER does not have fibre-optic cable into/from our building in La Crosse, so ANY signal on their system (either in La Crosse or Eau Claire) has to come from OTA signals.
WLAX is currently
tying to get the required equipment needed for converting the SD signal to HD.
At this time, THERE IS NO EQUIPMENT IN WLAX's/WEUX's possession. No item has been delivered as of this date.
As for the statement that the station is "...'very, very close' to finishing the switch..." - I'm letting you folks know that WLAX might be in a better position next week to let you folks know what's what.
Until then, don't fret...if you're getting the SD signal OTA, then that's what you'll be getting IF the HD equipment comes in and works out properly.
As for what CHARTER is doing/saying...I'm not keeping up on what's happening there, but my understanding is that IF WLAX finally gets the HD signal to the Xmtr. site, AND CHARTER is able to receive it and demodulate it, then they'll put THAT signal on their system, and make it available to La Crosse-area customers and the Eau Claire-area customers, on Channel 785, I believe. Maybe someone else can confirm that bit of information.
Again, I'm not making any promises or telling anyone anything just to placate the quizzer.
And, since the Giants just beat Green Bay on a field goal in Overtime...it just might all be a moot point for true Packer fans...
Oh well, there MIGHT be HD for NASCAR