I'll check when I get home tonight. Just to let you know a little backstory on WCNY - the Syracuse PBS station. They have used their 24.4 subchannel as their HD feed, while D* has carried their 24.1 and 24.2 channels which are just SD. WCNY is currently transitioning to a new broadcast center and will also change their HD feed to the 24.1 channel. I think some of this is in progress this week. I've been checking but have yet to see any true HD on 24.1, but I've not paid attention to what resolution 24.1 has been coming through at. I'm hoping to soon turn on 24 and see an HD broadcast.
Another Syracuse question. The CW affiliate, WSTQ, was only available in HD to cable customers for a long time, but then in January of this year, they upgraded the OTA signal to HD as a subchannel of the WSTM signal (WSTM is NBC downsampled to 720p on 3.1 and WSTQ is in 720p on 3.2). When the change was first made, we immediately began getting CW in HD on D*, but then about a week or so later, it changed to just a letterboxed and pillarboxed image and that's how it remains today. The station engineer doesn't know why D* at first picked up and passed through the HD signal but then stopped. He is having trouble getting an answer from D*. Anyone here have any insight?
Both Alan and I appreciate your help.
Please keep us posted as things transition with WCNY.
Update: I've confirmed with the engineer at WCNY that they have completed all their changes and are now broadcasting in HD on 24.1 OTA instead of 24.4 but I've not seen any changes on D* and am still getting 480i SD on 24.1. I know D* picks up their OTA signal for retransmission, so why are we not getting it in HD yet? They must be downconverting it back to 480i - when will they start passing through the HD signal?
Same question for the CW affiliate WSTQ? When they first upgraded their OTA to HD back in January, it was in HD on D* for about a week, but ever since it's been back to SD and a really tiny picture at that - even smaller than 4x3 that's both letterboxed and pillarboxed. When will D* start passing through the WSTQ HD signal?
Is there a D* employee here that can help get these changes made? Thanks.