In the recently-arrived October 2004 issue of Stereophile Ultimate AV, formerly known as the Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, there's a quite worthwhile article about setting up an antenna to get over-the-air HDTV broadcasts. This is something that your host could go on about at length, and probably will in November for reasons which will become clear then, but for the moment, there's something quite funny in the article to pass along.
Editor Tom Norton lives in the Los Angeles area, which is home to a wide variety of Spanish-language stations. Some of them have made the transition to simulcasting in HDTV (which all stations were supposed to have done by 2005, but that's not happening). The article details his (or rather, a competent installer's) efforts to correctly position the antenna on his roof. As the installer writes:
Fortunately, Tom could already get KNBC HDTV (as well as Fox's KTTV) via his cable system. Even more fortunately, he can now watch HDTV programs on UPN, WB, ABC, PBS, and CBS, none of which is currently available via Charter.
Now here's the punchline, an editorial aside by Mr. Norton, reproduced exactly as it appears in the magazine:
[I can pick up several other DTV stations as well, but no habla Español! -- TJN]
He sure got that right. Speaking for himself, it ought to be no hablo Español. The broadcasters at the Spanish-language stations probably speak the language just fine.