|Originally posted by fire407|
Sorry to hear things are so bleak there in Tyler. I worked at KLTV from 1973 to 1978, back when it was the only station in town. Here in LA all of the major stations are broadcasting HD now, except for Fox which is still widescreen 480p, and even Fox is going to go 720p in the next few months. I just bought my father-in-law in Houston a new HDTV for Christmas, and at least he will be able to get a lot of channels. I guess right now it pays to live in a big city. So Best Buy in Tyler sells HDTVs, but do they tell the customers that they really can't get HDTV? .
Yes, I remember when KLTV presented, "The best of all three." It was the
only game in town. It has had at least two different owners since Buford,
however, and their request for DTV channel 10 is held up by a challenge
from a LPTV station in Longview.
Most Best Buy employees have not a clue of what HDTV is. From the way
I have had some explain it to me, it sounds as if they think if the set has
a big screen, it must be HD. That was two years ago when I bought my
HD ready set from Circuit City. I hope the education level has improved
I sent a message to the manager of KLTV, last week, telling him how much
I enjoyed watching Monday Night Football in high definition, but I
apologized that I watched it on KTBS and not KLTV. I asked him to accept
the message as an encouragement to move forward with his HD plans
because he would find a receptive audience.(Daytime excluded in this
In a way this reminds me of the early days when there was only one
station in town. After a while, a small cable company got started with
snowy OTA signals from Dallas. Then clean signals on microwave together
with that silly time and temperature panoramic containing the inevitable
sign telling you to tune KLTV for the programme airing here.
In a few years, the locals will get on the stick and all will be well.