Due to the legal bickering back and forth between WVIT (NBC30) and WTIC (Fox61), Connecticut HDTV fans are once again left in the dark. I called WVIT yesturday and the Programming Director told me that the new tower has been purchased, the legal problems have been resolved, and as soon as all the pieces arrive they will put it up. When I asked for a date she was hesitant because they have not met a deadline yet. When I pressed further she said "sometime towards the end of summer....maybe around the end of August."
My guess is that both stations will be up about the same time. WFSB will finish building their new tower and begin broadcasting at full power around the same time also. It looks like Christmas will be in August this year.
Does anyboldy know fi WFSB will be on Rattle Snake mountain also staying on Avon mountain? I ask because I am in Milford and hoping they move to Rattle Snake Mountain so that all stations will be no further than aboue 33 miles from me.
I do not care so much about WVIT and even less about WTIC, but this is holding up WTXX and I need a WB badly. Can WTXX put there transmitter up at the top of the tower with out the other stations? or is it all or nothing.
I sent an email to WVIT today to find out if the Titan TV info (July 4 live date) was accurate. Here is the response:
We are looking at a October launch. Our Antenna is due to ship in mid September, while the tower modification is underway. Anything that is actually delivered to us in High Def will be passed along in it's native format. Programs that are not produced in High Def will be up converted.
Now I am pissed, the FCC should start to fine stations that are dragging there feet.
I had hoped that the beginning of the fall season was the absolute worst case. If they could have gotten on the air in a more timely fashion they would have picked up a ton of Long Island viewers. Now when the ESB is ready I will turn my Antenna toward NY and never look at Conn. again !
Yes, this is BS in CT. It seems the rest of the country has more than one HDTV channel, and here is CT with almost nothing. Another shame is taht there is no way to experiend ESPN HD, and ESPN headquarters is 10 minutes from my house! And I'm not going to put a dish up until there are a substantial amount of channels, and it's worthwhile to do so.
Ditto!!! This is a load of c--p!!! For the love of god, just get it done already, it does seem like everyone else in major areas is starting to thrive while we just keep on lingering here in Connecticut.
It seems the rest of the country has more than one HDTV channel, and here is CT with almost nothing.
What are you using for an antenna? I'm in Farmington also about 10 minutes from ESPN and I get six digital channels with a good sized attic antenna. Granted the channels other than ABC and CBS have next to diddly for HD programming, but they are certainly better than analog OTA.
I can pull in WFSB-DT and WTXX-DT from Rattlesnake, WTNH-DT and WCTX-DT from Hamden, PBS and NBC from Springfield.
Forgot to mention the Audio problems. WTNH is marginal, NBC out of Springfield is O.K. However, WFSB audio problem is really low. I have to turn up my TV all the way to hear anything. Then I usually forget to lower the volume before switching channels.
Anyone now what's up with that? I send them an e-mail, but got no response. However, I did send it to their general e-mail address. Anyone know the e-mail address for the techies?
Scottte, for me it is at 10 degrees. However, I have my antenna pointed straight nort (0 degrees). This way I happen to get all 6 digital station without the need to rotate the antenna (in good weather, that is).
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