[quote]Originally posted by chief17
I just hope the weather sunday night won't affect my signal.
That reminds me of something. During all the "storm of the century" crap we went through last week, it seemed that some of the HD transmissions were substituted with SD signals with all the tickers with closings, delays, etc., presumably as a "public service."
I have a big concern that the "wintery mix" (or is it "wintry"?) predicted for Monday morning will cause WBTV to start those damn crawls during the Super Bowl broadcast, including the HD broadcast. I tell you, there will be a lot of pissed off new HDTV owners if they do that.
I called and left a message with the WBTV station manager to PLEASE not pre-empt the HD broadcast with the SD signal to show the frickin' closings. Now, I'm not one to advocate mass protest, but I'm just saying that I did my little part in trying to ensure that my first HDTV Super Bowl (and hopefully not the last Panthers' Super Bowl!) will be in all it's widescreen, 5.1 DD and 1080i glory.
one more question... i get wbtv-dt and wbtv-sd... i assume the sd stands for standard definition, but what is dt? and how do i know if the show i am watchiong is in hd or not? I am watching the handler on cbs right now.. the picture looks great, but i don't think it is hd.
WBTV-DT is indeed the HD channel. If you're seeing it in widescreen, then you're getting it in HD (that is, if your TV is set up correctly -- the aspect ratio should be set up to something like "16:9 standard"). If you have black bars on the side (and you'll see that on shows like 48 Hours, or Survivor), then the show is not in HD and they're just feeding you the SD signal they get from CBS.
TitanTV.com is a good website to see what's in HD in your area. Be warned, however: The local affilates are still getting the hang of things, and sometimes they don't "flip the switch" to broadcast the HD signal. Like right now, Leno is supposed to be in HD, but the guys at NBC6 are asleep at the helm and we're getting the 4:3 SD feed. AAAARRRGGHHH!