Originally Posted by jeffdb27
I'm not sure this is full HD. JD Rudd said before the 10pm newscast on Monday that they were going to widescreen format. He did not say HD. And just looking at it, to me it doesn't really look like HD.
You're right in that it doesn't really look like HD, because it's most definitely SD
being aired in a 16x9 widescreen format. Even though the PSIP may say it's 1080i, it doesn't necessarily mean it's native HD content, in this case it's 480i widescreen, upconverted to 1080i widescreen.
Compare the old 4x3 newscasts to the 16x9 shows begun this week and you'll notice the camera shots still exhibit the same level of detail, sharpness and depth. Believe me, if it were true HD like KWCH is broadcasting, you'd notice the difference.
As for KAKE joining KWCH and KSNW in at least providing widescreen newscasts, all we can do is hope their corporate parent is finally ready to let loose the purse-strings to fund the infrastructure conversion.