I Happened to run across a production guys blog that works for the wwe. So i emailed him about the shows if they will be broadcasted in 5.1 surround sound heres the response. I also asked him if he could confirm if the Smackdown edition on 1/25 will be in HD.I Will post that response in a bit once he gets back to me i didn't think of asking him that on the original email.
Production Guys Response:
The plan as of now is for the WWE to remain in stereo when the HD ‘switch’ happens in a few weeks. The reason for this is we want to make sure that everyone, from the USA head end, to the satellite and cable providers, to the studio, to the many international markets can support 5.1 Dolby.
Our new truck is ready to broadcast in 5.1, and as soon as they tell us, we’re ready and anxious to go. Rest assured we want to make the switch!
I am not sure when the CW HD conversion will happen. To be honest with you, they don’t really tell us crew members much either!
I know the Royal Rumble will be presented in HD, and I know that in two weeks (Hampton and we are getting a new set for the RAW and ECW HD launch. Beyond that, I really don’t know, but I will ask at work next week and let you know what the plans are for Smackdown HD. If I find out anything, I will let you know.
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