Originally Posted by foxeng
This is a pretty vocal bunch here and I would be interested to hear your opinions so far.
For months, way prior to the HD conversion, I have thought that the overall set and graphics package from WGHP was the best in the area. As I mentioned here several months ago, my main frustration with Triad news is the on air personalities - each of the stations has someone on air that seems to make my skin crawl.
I've noticed for years, to my own frustration, that I respond quickly with a first impression to a new face - TV or movie actor, newscaster, etc. I'll watch a new TV series and a lot of my sticking with a series has very much to do with my knee jerk reaction to the first appearance of the main cast members. I won't try to do anything to defend this superficialness - it's just an automatic response that I'm aware of and deal with.
I'd love to be able to choose a dream team for a Triad news broadcast - weather from this one, sports from another, anchors and field reporters picked from all, etc. While the set, graphics, PQ, etc. is superior at WGHP, that's not enough to make it my first choice.
One aside - I did watch a broadcast on the second or third day after the transition, via TWC's WGHP feed. I realize I was being hypercritical because of the discussion here, but the wide shot of the newsdesk showed either something stuck to the floor, or a piece of trash or maybe even just a discolored area of concrete. Anyway, it was oddly distracting since I was extra aware if it being a new set.
But, strictly from an appearance standpoint, re: the work that you and the designers, other engineers, etc., have done - it all looks fantastic.