Not to be nit picky after waiting this long for WFRV-DT, but here I go anyway....For upconverted content, the picture appears zoomed in a bit. For example, the top of Tom Mahoney's head is almost cut off. Also, I find the HDTV/Channel 5 logo in the top left of the picture particularly annoying.
I expressed my observations to Dale over at WFRV and got the reply below. I've found Dale to be very responsive to questions and comments.
We are looking at two options for our upconvert. First is the "zoomed"
effect which is a
14 X 9 picture, this gives us less black bars on the sides of the picture
but we do lose some head room. the second is to upconvert our 4X3 signal as
a 4X3 picture giving us larger black bars on the sides. I have been getting
even response on which our viewers prefer so we have not yet settled on an
upconverted format. As far as the "bug" goes, I will keep it in for a couple
more weeks just to make sure people do know it is WFRV-DT they are watching.
We will then go back to putting in the "bug" at the top and bottom of each
hour we broadcast HD for about 1 to 2 minutes.
I am glad to hear that you are getting such a nice signal and hope you enjoy
the HD programming form CBS and WFRV-DT.
Dale E. Mitchell
Director of Technical Operations
WFRV-TV Green Bay WI