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Well the deadline is here and still no DTV. Dose anyone have any info as to when it will arrive? Here is what I know: WKBW[ABC] applied for extension and will probraly apply for the 2nd extension too. WIVB[CBS] expects mid-May to be brooadcasting. They also plan on HDTV at the same time; they will broadcast primetime only. WGRZ[NBC] never reply to e-mail. Hopefully tonight I will find some DTV on my nightly scan.


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Haven't heard a thing here either. CBS seems to be the only one with their HDTV act together.
 

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 www.titantv.com gives a listing of avaiable stations in your area and there projeted live date. WIVB [CBS] is to come live May 9. PBS is Oct 1. Most stations are listed as "waiting for FCC permit" I just wish I knew what that meant.
 

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WIVB date is now May 31. As the date draws closer I am sure it will be push back to June something.
 

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At least the information is being updated. That gives me hope that something may happen eventually. John Merrill at WIVB told me a couple of weeks ago they were shooting for sometime in late May. Let's keep our fingers crossed!!
 

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Yeah, hopefully!



I haven't watched CBS much this past year, it would be good to catch all the prime time reruns in HDTV!!



At least this gives me more time to put up and get my antenna ready.
 

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tick tick tick....
 

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The esteemed Mr. Merrill from WIVB says an announcement is coming soon, to be posted on their website and to be announced over the air. Seems each reply to my emails becomes more terse!
 

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Good thing lives didn't depend on Buffalo going HD Live!!
 

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At the moment, King of Queens is on in widescreen HD. The HD commercial for the CBS lineup looked absolutely FANTASTIC!!! This is what we have been waiting so long for.
 

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Awesome! Thanks for the heads up! Cannot wait to get home and fire up the TV! Hope I got my antenna tuned in correctly...hehe...


Woot
 

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This is great news - HDTV is alive in Western NY!


Can anyone get the signal in Rochester, NY? If not, I guess I'll have to drive to Buffalo, put up an antenna, and record some stuff on my htpc.


I'm thinking CSI on Thursday night, but I'd really appreciate it if someone can confirm that it'll be on in HDTV.


Thanks in advance,


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RIppolito: Don't get too excited just yet. As of this morning there is no broadcast signal. They are just testing at this point and no public announcement has been made, so it could be a little while. At least we know it's going to be a reality soon!
 

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Sources say that they'll be "testing" through this week and will make an official announcement on the 6 o'clock news this Friday (on WIVB channel 4... or is that channel 39-03). Which brings me to another question. When the US goes completely digital will channel 4 become channel 39-03? Will channel 7 become channel 38-xx and so on and so on...................will Adelphia cable...wait a minute....never mind about Adelphia cable..........
 

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And sources also say that channel 2 (or is that 33-xx) will be on the air within a month or so....although I am not to sure about this one...
 

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I wonder if our friends in the Toronto area are getting HD over the air ? I hope so!
 

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Does anyone have an email address at WIVB so I can ask them about tomorrow evening's broadcasting? If they aren't going to test tomorrow, it'd save me a trip there and back.


Has anyone tested reception during the day? How do they handle the local news - SD only? Does the digital signal go off the air, then come back on?


This is pioneering stuff - frustrating yes, but exciting, too.


Ron


PS - just curious - are any of the stores in Buffalo showing these random occurrances of widescreen on WIVB?
 

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Send email inquiries to [email protected] . He has been very good about answering my emails. They were on briefly this afternoon, but not this evening. From what I understand, there won't be any local HD for a while, just passthrough from CBS. By the way, my signal strength here in Tonawanda has been around 90% from an outdoor antenna. I don't know what your setup is, but with a large antenna with signal amplifier you just might be able to pull in a signal from as far as Rochester. It's a hit and miss proposition. With my setup, I can pick up a marginal signal from Rochester analog stations, sometimes better that others.Might be worth a try!
 
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