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February 15, 2008
News10's HD snafu explained

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Several loyal readers have called, asking what the #$%@&* is up (and that's a direct quote) with News10's high definition signal, which has been on the fritz all week.

Let's not bury the good news: Station honchos say the HD should be back in operation by tonight, at the latest.

No doubt they're among the most relieved by the news. Fans of "Lost" can be fanatic, you know, and not seeing Kate and Sawyer (pictured) in HD is a big loss.

Still, Russell Postell, News10's general manager, has got some 'splaining to do...

"What happened was that we had a transmission line that burned out," Postell says. "It took us a couple of days to repair it. The only reason we haven't been on since fixing it Tuesday is that it's been too windy to go up to our transmission tower to get it back on."

Postell is quick to add that News10 will replay this week's episode of "Lost" next Thursday at 8 p.m., leading into a new episode at 9.

In other HD news: News10's HD-3 channel plans to air the Tour of California bike race on Tuesday as it wends its way through Winters, Davis, Woodland and Sacramento. News10 is also projecting its feed to a giant HD screen in Davis' downtown park on 3rd and F streets.

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