It wasn't really a fair comparison.
Not necessarily. Who's doing the upconversion, and what resolution its shot in, isnt the only variables. Case in point - on my TV, ESPN HD>CBS HD, and we know ESPN HD is native 720p, requiring my STB to upconvert. In particular, when they zoom the camera into a player's face during an HD football game, CBS HD goes to a pixelated mud on my TV, whereas ESPN HD retains high fidelity. Yeah, i know that has to do with inferior equipment at KTHV, but still that's the comparison for us, which is why i posted here, and not in HDTV programming........ So my point in saying all that is, that "maybe" KATV's equipment for viewing close in zooms is superior to KTHVs. No way to know without a comparison.
That didnt seem to be as much of an issue on ABC vs CBS last night - perhaps because KATV's equipment isnt any better than KTHV's. CBS still looked better on closeups, such as at the start when the VIPs were walking in.
I forgot to check Fox. I've found Fox widescreen to actually look pretty darn good in the past. But i agree, im sure it didnt compare to true HD.