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I liked the explanation and demonstration of HD that they provided, but they also said that an HD feed will look better on a non-HDTV. Is that really true? Doesn't make much sense to me.

It's the same reason old episodes of "Friends" look worse than the newer episodes on a normal TV.
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Like the rest of you kudos to KABC!!! My only initial complaint is the logo is too far left and they should move it to the "wings" like the net does on GMA.....
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KABC has been pitching their HD pretty hardcore.

While the instudio stuff looks great. They did a big promo showing all the new HD field cams, traffic cams, etc etc

And yet the shots from the field have been horrible.

And this morning the broadcast of the Malibu fire - with the Air 7 HD logo was in SD with sidebars....

Its a great start, but they are very misleading about being entirely HD.

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In St. Louis, KSDK (NBC) just went HD on Monday, 2/6/06. It's the first HD local news in our area. They had been hyping it for months. It looks pretty good!

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In St. Louis, KSDK (NBC) just went HD on Monday, 2/6/06. It's the first HD local news in our area. They had been hyping it for months. It looks pretty good!

Yet another Gannett station, I believe.

I wonder if they're gonna do WKYC here...it wouldn't be the first in the market (WJW/FOX 8 is).
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Yet another Gannett station, I believe.

I believe you are correct sir. I seem to remember seeing that name at the end of each broadcast.

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Yet another Gannett station, I believe.

I wonder if they're gonna do WKYC here...it wouldn't be the first in the market (WJW/FOX 8 is).

The man who managed the Gannett NBC affiliate here in Denver (KUSA) was promoted to head the entire Gannett Broadcasting division a while back. He was in charge of KUSA when they converted to HD in 2004, as well as the FIRST HD helicopter pics in the country for KUSA then as well. Suffice it to say, he's a BIG believer in HD, and I think you can attribute the recent HD conversions of the Gannett stations in Washington, Atlanta, St. Louis, and soon Minneapolis to that. So although you're right, that the Gannett affiliate in Cleveland will not be 'first' in HD in your market, I would have to believe that WKYC's conversion is not too far off in the future.
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Hockeynut, do you know when other stations in St. Louis will convert their news to HD.
KSDK Channel-5 looks very good.
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In St. Louis, KSDK (NBC) just went HD on Monday, 2/6/06. It's the first HD local news in our area. They had been hyping it for months. It looks pretty good!

Yup http://www.ksdk.com/life/programming/hdtv/default.aspx

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One of the first? Sure, that's easy to say. The first? No.

KOMO-DT -full HDTV with some 16x9 SD
KING-DT - studio only HD

both in Seattle (totally spoiled here, you have no idea)


KOMO in Seatle and KATU in Portland are owned by Fisher.
KING in Seattle and KGW in Portlans are owned by Belo.

It would sure be nice if Fisher and Belo would upgrade their Portland newsrooms to HD. Especially since KGW, KING, and Northwest Cable News share video footage.
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Hockeynut, do you know when other stations in St. Louis will convert their news to HD.
KSDK Channel-5 looks very good.

Oldavman, no other St. Louis local news has mentioned anything at this point. I'm sure this will push the other stations to make the switch sooner rather than later now. Competition is good!

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The man who managed the Gannett NBC affiliate here in Denver (KUSA) was promoted to head the entire Gannett Broadcasting division a while back. He was in charge of KUSA when they converted to HD in 2004, as well as the FIRST HD helicopter pics in the country for KUSA then as well. Suffice it to say, he's a BIG believer in HD, and I think you can attribute the recent HD conversions of the Gannett stations in Washington, Atlanta, St. Louis, and soon Minneapolis to that. So although you're right, that the Gannett affiliate in Cleveland will not be 'first' in HD in your market, I would have to believe that WKYC's conversion is not too far off in the future.

I can't wait for him to come in and fire the numbnuts in Tampa so we can get HD done right.
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In Detroit, Fox (channel 2) news is now HD. I just noticed it today in guide, although it may have been on for a few days. Sunday is a half-hour at 6 PM. Weekdays next week are all 2 hours at 5 PM and 6 PM.
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In Detroit, Fox (channel 2) news is now HD. I just noticed it today in guide, although it may have been on for a few days. Sunday is a half-hour at 6 PM. Weekdays next week are all 2 hours at 5 PM and 6 PM.

Have you actually seen this in HD? I don't watch their news so I wouldn't know, but with no announcement of any kind from them, this sounds like faulty guide data.
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Have you actually seen this in HD? I don't watch their news so I wouldn't know, but with no announcement of any kind from them, this sounds like faulty guide data.

Titantv states its in HD

http://wjbk.titantv.com/apg/ttv.aspx?siteid=52681

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Have you actually seen this in HD? I don't watch their news so I wouldn't know, but with no announcement of any kind from them, this sounds like faulty guide data.

No. In fact, I watched it tonight to see if it was in HD, and it wasn't.

I reviewed the TV guide data, and for all next week, it shows the 5-6:30 PM and 10-11PM news in HD, as well as some, but not all the morning segments.
The 11AM news doesn't show as HD.

I wonder if they fed this data to Titan and then weren't able to meet the schedule.

I don't normally watch them either, but I will check a few more days and see if they start.
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So although you're right, that the Gannett affiliate in Cleveland will not be 'first' in HD in your market, I would have to believe that WKYC's conversion is not too far off in the future.

Another hopeful sign - WKYC, the aforementioned Gannett-owned NBC affiliate, is running HD promos for their weather during the Olympics.

They've run HD news promos before (I think in the last Olympics), but it's a sign they at least haven't forgotten HD viewers! I wouldn't be surprised to see 'em do it sometime in the next year or so, at the rate Gannett seems to be going.

Unlike the local CBS/UPN affiliate combo, their building is fairly new (past 5 years) and it wouldn't require as much overhaul to go HD. I think they're already all digital, just SD as far as news production goes.
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Titantv states its in HD

http://wjbk.titantv.com/apg/ttv.aspx?siteid=52681

Wouldn't be the first time TitanTv was wrong.
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No. In fact, I watched it tonight to see if it was in HD, and it wasn't.

I reviewed the TV guide data, and for all next week, it shows the 5-6:30 PM and 10-11PM news in HD, as well as some, but not all the morning segments.
The 11AM news doesn't show as HD.

I wonder if they fed this data to Titan and then weren't able to meet the schedule.

I don't normally watch them either, but I will check a few more days and see if they start.

TitanTV is not perfect. WJBK has no announced plans for HD news.

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WTVJ - NBC6 in Miami has completed their HD studio, but is still not using it.
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I sent email inquiries to both WBZ and WCVB here in Boston, and while only WCVB replied they said that the local news could be transitioning to HD after Chronicle, which would happen in the fall. Could be that was all just slang for "don't hold your breath," but who knows. Not sure I want to see Dick Albert in hi-def, but Lisa Hughes in HD at WBZ would be nice...
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WTVJ - NBC6 in Miami has completed their HD studio, but is still not using it.

WTVJ is an NBC O&O, right? This could open the door for other NBC O&Os to go HD. (In fact, I'm hoping this will be much like KUSA going HD, many other Gannetts went HD after that, like WUSA in DC)
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KGO in San Francisco is running promos that their news will soon be in HD.
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I couldn't believe kabc 7 in L.A. didn't show the superbowl highlights in HD , on their hd newscast, this after televising the game in hd!
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I couldn't believe kabc 7 in L.A. didn't show the superbowl highlights in HD , on their hd newscast, this after televising the game in hd!

Not a surprise. WJW FOX 8 here doesn't do any tape/recorded stuff in HD. Even if a FOX sporting event is in HD before them, the news will show highlights in SD.

They just aren't set up to edit HD tape/recorded video, I would assume. From what I've read of WJW's plans, this will change in the next year or two.

On the rare event that WJW has to show a recorded newscast (like a "halftime update" during a sporting event), it's in SD as well.
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KGO in San Francisco is running promos that their news will soon be in HD.

That should be no surprise; ABC O&Os are agressively getting HD-something for local newscasts. Looks like KGO 7 SF is going a different route by getting the studio in HD first. KABC 7 LA got the HD copter before the studio in HD; they are the only ABC O&O to have both the studio and copter in HD. WABC 7 NYC has an HD copter and WPVI 6 Philly will get an HD copter soon.
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WTVJ is an NBC O&O, right? This could open the door for other NBC O&Os to go HD. (In fact, I'm hoping this will be much like KUSA going HD, many other Gannetts went HD after that, like WUSA in DC)

Yes, it is an O&O, but I'm not sure how it will impact others. It was a unique situation in that they moved their studios from Miami to Miramar, FL, about 15 miles away. Since they had to build a new facility anyway, they built it as HD.
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Yes, it is an O&O, but I'm not sure how it will impact others. It was a unique situation in that they moved their studios from Miami to Miramar, FL, about 15 miles away. Since they had to build a new facility anyway, they built it as HD.

That will probably be the norm for new local TV studio facilities built from now on...it'd be kinda silly for a station to start building an analog studio, considering the digital conversion is about 3 years down the road.
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That should be no surprise; ABC O&Os are agressively getting HD-something for local newscasts. Looks like KGO 7 SF is going a different route by getting the studio in HD first. KABC 7 LA got the HD copter before the studio in HD; they are the only ABC O&O to have both the studio and copter in HD. WABC 7 NYC has an HD copter and WPVI 6 Philly will get an HD copter soon.

Actually the KGO promos have just been for the HD copter coming soon (Sky7HD), haven't seen anything yet about the studio. So hopefully studio HD will follow soon after.
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Actually the KGO promos have just been for the HD copter coming soon (Sky7HD), haven't seen anything yet about the studio. So hopefully studio HD will follow soon after.

OK, I must have misunderstood the first post about KGO. So I guess the HD copter is a trend with ABC O&Os. KGO will be the 3rd or 4th (depending on whether WPVI has it yet) to have an HD copter. I guess KABC's studio upgrade would be a good indication as to what should happen with WABC, WPVI, and KGO soon.
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