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Reading through a bunch of the thread titles, it struck me that many still consider it a big thing that shows are televised in high definition (HD), or at least worth the effort to type those two extra letters: HD.

 

Is there still significant prime-time network programming that is not in HD?

 

At what point does it become of little value knowing that a given prime-time show is in HD and, instead, note which show is standard definition (SD)?

 

In a way, it reminds me of back in the mid 1960s when color became a big thing, when NBC used 15 seconds of air time before almost every prime-time show to broadcast its In Living Color Peacock. It was just a year or two later when ABC and CBS, the only two other major networks of that time, also jumped on the color bandwagon. And then for years the local TV listings would show when a show was going to be aired in color. It took a long time before it flipped to where it started showing when a program would air in black & white.

 

It's four years after the mandatory change of full-power stations to digital (ATSC) for over-the-air broadcasts, and digital broadcasts allow the broadcasters to transmit a HD channel. (The cut-off date for full-power stations to stop broadcasting analog (NTSC) over-the-air signals was June 12, 2009.) Now it seems that most major network prime-time shows are broadcast in HD.

 

So, when do we get to the point of where we switch the expectations from assuming SD unless told otherwise, to HD unless we are told otherwise?


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This is the HDTV Programming section, so thread titles should already be handled in the opposite fashion: shows should be assumed to be in HD, unless otherwise noted.
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This is the HDTV Programming section, so thread titles should already be handled in the opposite fashion: shows should be assumed to be in HD, unless otherwise noted.


I agree with you about this section, but I'm also thinking of in TV Guide and other TV listings, not just here.


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