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I've had 0 signal strength all day. I'm sure they are working on it.
 

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Yawn. So what?


It's not like we're missing all that great HD programming they offer :rolleyes:


They can stay off the air for all I care.
 

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I also noticed that I was recieving a signal, but no picture. Then at about 7pm, I have been getting nothing, signal strength of 0. I sure hope they get this back up b/c I like to have digital stations over fuzzy analog. And HDTV_Moron, some people actually do care about digital TV because without that, no HDTV will ever come. WGN will carry those WB shows in HD in the fall.
 

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They turn off their digital transmitter every night at 10pm -- perhaps they turned it off for the holiday weekend?


I have to assume that the reason for turning it off is to save electricity. Perhaps we should call or write and register our objections?


I would have liked to watch Cubs/Pirates at 6pm on WGN-DT tonight...
 

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It was not a planned event. DAMHIKT.
 

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what concerns me is that I was recieving a signal, but it was only a black screen. That just seems too weird...I can understand the dead signal right now, but sending a blank signal when programming is occuring on analog is puzzling. I don't think they simply turned off the antenna b/c of the fact they were broadcasting, but there was nothing to see in the broadcast.
 

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Yawn. So what?


It's not like we're missing all that great HD programming they offer :rolleyes:


They can stay off the air for all I care.
So what? I enjoy watching the Sox game via the digital broadcast over the poor analog picture. There is a noticeable difference.
 

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WGN-DT is completely dead here too, since Sat morning.
 

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WGN-DT just magically came back on the air yesterday! Anyone have any clue as to why they were gone or what any possible problems were?
 

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I wonder how this fits in with FCC regulations. If major markets are to do digital broadcasts, and WGN does it only during the day, are they only in half compliance? Anyone know?
 

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I think the FCC regulations are simply for stations to broadcast a digital signal. I dont think there are any specific timing mandates. It is assumed that eventually stations will switch over to total digital broadcasting and it will be 24/7, the date being set at 2006. I don't have a copy of the FCC mandate so this isn't certain.
 
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