Originally Posted by icemannyr
Jimmy Kimmel Live never looks clean on the SD feed on WABC-DT, I think it's cause WABC is still upconverting the ABC SD feed for non HD abc programming instead of taking the SD shows off the ABC HD feed.
Does anyone get Jimmy Kimmel Live from the ABC HD feed in SD and is it any cleaner?
Jimmy Kimmel is not sent down in SD on the ABC HD feed (at least in the Central Time zone, but I'm sure others are the same way). On the HD feed, Nightline comes down in HD, then when it is over, it just goes to color bars for the rest of the night. Kimmel is only available on the ABC SD feeds.
I'm not sure if it officially still stands after all the transition dates were moved around, but in the past ABC did not allow affiliates to centercut and downconvert the HD feed for the SD channel. Affiliates had to use the ABC SD feed for the SD channel, and could only use the HD feed for the HD channel.
ABC was supposed to switch over to an all MPEG-4 HD delivery system to the local affiliates back in February, but that date got pushed back until June along with the DTV transition.