Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:00 PM
Too many issues to post. Our "locals" are horrible and I really miss the more dependable LA feeds.
Issues range from:
When switching from "the commercial break" back to the HD program, the program comes back in SD (like the commercial). And oftentimes, stays in SD until the next commercial break. Our local FOX and CBS are famous for this.
When they run a crawler message (especially KEYT, ABC) the HD programming converts to SD while the crawler is running. They did this all through the upcoming digital conversation (and beyond). Why run it beyond the date? If people didn't have the right equipment, they couldn't read the notice anyway, right? All they did was aggravate me to death running these messages and watching my HD programs in SD.
Some HD programming is 4:3 format vs. 16:9 (what's the point of HD)? I never noticed the LA stations doing that (before they were removed).
On ABC especially, going from a commercial back to HD programming (like Desperate Housewives for example) there's a LOUD PIERCING NOISE like my house alarm that scares the hell out of me, and my cats all bolt out of the room.
Oftentimes HD programs are not in HD, but SD (like Dancing with the Stars last night).
Overall, totally undependable as far as HD.