Patience is a virtue. Just because a building is here, and maybe even with
equipment installed, there is never really a "flip the switch and it is all
here" moment. It takes time for it to all "come on-line".KBYU and BYUTV are still SD right now (on their DTV channel). Even when we
see them go HD I bet it may take a bit for the programming to all be really HD.
All the other stations had "up converted SD" until it all shook out.
Even KSL ran up converted SD for their "first HD NEWS in Utah".Give it a few weeks or more before complaining;^)
Re Wally West: If you think that the primary motive behind the
building is/was BYU football, then you do not know BYU. Things that are in the
planning stages for years and then reach the public does not mean that it just
all coincides with your thinking. Football depends on so many outside of BYU and
cannot be counted on to "come through for BYU". BYU has its own agenda
and does not depend on football or any sports program to excell. Football
happened to be a lucky winner with the building and all its abilities.
The caption in the photo which mentions BYU football is the primary motive
behind this building.
Culminating many years of hard work, planning, and patience -- perhaps some
serendipity that the national appetite & audience for BYU Sports is part of
the catalyst forging the future of BYU Broadcasting. The world really IS our
Wayne Rout:You wouldn't get KBYU on DISH in Texas, but you do get the SD
broadcast of BYUtv. Starting in January, there will be an HD version of BYUtv
available. Time will tell when each carrier (DISH, DirecTV, cable companies)
will add the HD version of BYUtv. I'm also a DISH customer out of Utah, so I'm
hoping sooner rather than later.
Wayne, if the article was read correctly, The new building is not set to go
online until December. Therefore, nothing has changed, yet. And like skiutah
said, the only things HD will be things that were already recorded in HD. Old
programming will stay the same SD.
Mrclark - all of the games and programming that was already recorded in HD will
be in HD.
This is awesome. This facility will help bring teams to Provo, because they know
the games will be shown live everywhere in the country on basic cable. Few other
team can promise that. Texas and Notre Dame are extraordinarily
jealous, from what I understand.
This is amazing and something instutions around the world will be envious of.Upgrading signal quality on different providers will happen, building
the supporting infrastructure was the big problem.
Will there be a "BYUTV HD" channel? If not, how will we see all this
great HD content?
This all looks great. What does not look great is the picture on KBYU. It
does not appear to be any better than in the past. I have DISH, I wonder if
they are refusing to upgrade their transmission for BYU? If nothing improves,
this investment is wasted.