I remotely follow the debate about PBS on Videotron but try to remain silent, avoiding to publicly explode...
I watched PBS HD as early as summer 1984, and 2 years after all those permutations - Detroit, Buffalo, Spokane, Detroit... I consider PBS PQ signal being WORSE than ever, enough to avoid watching it.
Newcomers to HDTV don't see what they loose, thinking that THIS is HDTV.... very sorry for them. IT IS NOT ANYMORE. My first viewing of Smart Travels, Desert Speaks and so on were AMAZING... sharp, vibrant, almost 3d ! But, NOW, I don't understand why we accept this.
Even after complaining many times to Videotron, no one seems to care, because the signal would be provided by Rogers ? So, they allegate that this situation is out of their control, of course...
In the french forum, there is not much said, no big concern since there is now more french HD services, but I am sorry to say as long as it will be like that, I will not watch JHDTV (yes, Jello HDTV).
I share your thoughts, everyone one. Don't you feel powerless ? I just resigned and forget PBS, sadly.