Originally Posted by ncxcstud
I used to live in Columbia, SC (and will again come the end of July). Ellen has been in HD for over a year and half there now, yet it and a lot of other shows in this area from WHNT (and other stations too) don't show the daytime stuff in HD. I'm not understanding your response really...
As to your second point - I think only you care about that silly channel when it isn't showing basketball
. Just like I'm the only one that really cares that Comcast messes with their QAM channels for kicks and giggles...
Yeah, sometimes I have Senior Moments and don't make much sense. Let's see if we can recap how Huntsville stands with HD.
All stations can relay HD from their respective networks and they all can look very good, including WAFF, which finally tightened up their act during the Olympics. THIS
! looked like crap for a couple of weeks afterwards, though, but someone did tweak it.
WHNT is the only one with any capability for local widescreen content, though it's in SD (news and a few promos). All can have widescreen crawls, however.
From what I've seen of syndicated:Ellen
is widescreen but SD. Always has been, as far as I know. It's very soft to the eyes, almost makes you think you're going blind.Dr. Oz
, to my knowledge, appeared in HD all of a sudden around 3 months back? Yesterday it was SD and today it was HD, who knows why. Several on this thread have caught whoever's responsible for being asleep at the switch, many many times.
This weekend is the first showings of something HD late at night (the two CSI
's). Apparently they've installed some in-house HD storage?
Still not sure if any of your questions have been answered. The general answer is that if it's not a network show, then it's up to whatever equipment each station has installed, and it's costing them all a pretty penny (or will) to upgrade. Obviously someone in Columbia is ahead of our curve.
Don't be fooled into thinking that WHNT is setting pretty. We might wake up tomorrow and be blown away by the clandestine upgrade of another. I remember back in the '80's, when MTS stereo was approved, and everyone in Nashville assumed the NBC affiliate would be first to transmit, since NBC seemed to be the most committed to stereo at the time. Turns out the CBS affiliate caught everyone off guard. (I absolutely loathed that pseudo-stereo of theirs on mono programs, which was pretty much everything for a year or so.).
As for 19.2, my favorites are Beaver
Can't believe how the shows are ruined with the daily unprofessionalism of a CBS(!) affiliate. Never seen such in my life from even the lowliest cash starved independent. Even as I type Emergency!
is on, and it's certainly not the first time that the audio level completes with 60 cycle hum.
Change that last line. While editing and proofreading, Hitchcock
just came on, and it about blowed me out of the chair.taz291819
works for WHDF 15. He could certainly weigh in on who likely is doing what.