Originally posted by MarkMaple
........ I believe our local network would have the ability to show the HD feed at network time on the digital channel and do their delay over the analog channel.
A few years ago, WANE's sister station here in Indy, WISH, did just that. They aired the HD feed "live" from New York, with the analog feed being aired one hour later. Then one of the WISH engineers told me that CBS would not allow them to do that anymore. He explained that the analog and HDTV feeds have to be aired at the same time. As a result, all of the network programming has to be digitally recorded by the local stations and then replayed one hour later. Do the Fort Wayne stations have the equipment to record in HD for replay?
I've already seen some really bad replays of HD programming from the Indy stations and D.S.T. just started Sunday! This setup creates a nightmare not only for the local tv engineers but for the viewers, too.