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Thank you for your input. We do have plans this year to enhance how we display information such as school closing. Below are some details (I don’t have a specific time table but we expect official budget approval very soon). You can also find this info at http://pahomepage.com/dtvanswers Gary Talkiewicz-Chief Engineer [FONT="]WBRE-TV[/FONT] [FONT="]62 South Franklin St.[/FONT] [FONT="]Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1201[/FONT] [FONT="]570-706-7328[/FONT] [FONT="]Gtalkiewicz@pahomepage.com[/FONT][FONT="][/FONT] HD Questions:
WBRE and WYOU hope to broadcast more HD shows such as Jeopardy in the future. We pass through any/all HD programming that is supplied to us through our respective Network or national program suppliers. We do not have a firm time-table as to when the various HD shows will occur locally or when we will increase our count of HD shows. We do not offer sub-channels at this time.
We are also planning ways to enhance our delivery of Emergency and Closings information. This type of information is presented by either squeezing program content to make room for additional text , or by covering a portion of the video program with the additional text. Network and Program syndicators specify rigid rules as to what, where, and when we can cover their program content. This cannot always be produced in a way suitable to all. Our commitment to Emergency, Safety, and Public closing content takes precedence over our presentation method. Television facilities are quite complicated. For example, most of our video is in the standard definition digital format, most of our audio is in analog format. We must manage over 128 different such video and audio sources. In order to process and broadcast HD video, we bring in signals either direct from the network via HD satellite receivers or from additional satellite receivers. These receivers cover the case where signals are delivered to us live. We will be working towards acquiring more signals in HD but we must do this concurrent when adding the ability to store these signals on video servers (computer based storage systems). Commercial Broadcaster have been involved with this entire DTV project since the late 1990s. We have expended a great deal of time and money to upgrade our tower sites, transmitters, internal infrastructure as well as to keep current with normal upgrades of equipment. We have not finished adding features and we will continue to do so to provide quality service to our viewers.
We appreciate your input and look forward to offering more HD in the future.
Gary Talkiewicz-Chief Engineer
62 South Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1201Gtalkiewicz@pahomepage.com
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