Originally Posted by afiggatt
How many affiliates are carrying Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune in HD? Outside of the top 30 to 40 DMAs, I think the HD carriage for those 2 shows is still rather spotty, even after ~ 2 years (?) of HD.
Ya, the local station in town that has both of the shows does not air them in HD. I have to get them via other means (even though I only watch Jeopardy!
). They do not have the means to capture the HD feeds or the ability to play out HD and SD at the same time.
Both shows are also sent via Pathfire and that has the same problems with trying to play them out.
Is there a posted list of the affiliates that will be carrying Oprah, Ellen, or Dr. Phil in HD? Even then, I would not be surprised to see posts that a station has the show in HD on Monday, and then in SD on Tuesday or next week because the daytime engineering staff forgets to switch to HD.
I've not seen a list anywhere. I have seen people post in the various show threads if the show is in HD, or not, in their area.
I have no idea if the local stations that have ET
, The Insider
, Dr Phil
even air it in HD. I know that the local ABC affiliate that airs Ellen
has the ability to air syndicated HD material, but I've only seen it done with ABC net is on the SD analog channel and HD is on the digital channel. Don't know if they can handle SD and HD a the same time.
I have other means in which to view these shows, if I so desired. I have no desire to see these shows. I didn't when they were SD only and I still don't. I've watched this week's ET
and The Insider
shows, just to check out the new digs, but after this week, it is back to not caring.