This exemplifies why true HD pretty much remains a fond memory for the foreseeable future. Once you see a non-compressed non-bitstarved 19.39 HD telecast, 14 or 15, much less 8 or 9 Mbps, has completely inferior PQ!
Now maybe NYC didn't show it in HD, but in L.A. you now have 2 people saying it was in HD.
I didn't see what LA had on the air, but I did see it from the SF FOX affiliate, and it was widescreen SD. Why would FOX produce the game in HD, but then only provide that to KTTV, giving everyone else SD?? KTTV gets FOX from the satellite feed as everyone else.
As the OP to this thread, let me clarify that this broadcast did look pretty good.
I was not implying that it looked to be HD quality, but I have seen some supposedly HD broadcasts look much worse than this.