Yes. Leno, et all. is not in HD locally because ch 6 delays them 25 min. And they don't have the equiptment to delay them in HD. It, to me at least, is disapointing that NONE of our local chanels have steped up to the plate, and gotten HD cameras, etc. to originate their own local programs in HD.
My guess is that when it happens, the first one will be ch 4, in their new digital studio they are building on South Rampart st. But that may be sometime next year.
Many stations in other markets are broadcasting their local newscasts in HD.
I think that most stations are treating HD like a necessary "evil". A poor relation, that the FCC has ramed down their throats. FM radio was in the same boat in the 1950's and 60's.
Yes, it's true that WDSU-DT is off the air untill 2007, but it is availble from Cox cable.