I'm a DX'er from downstate AR, and logged KLAX in DTV mode for the first time (I could pick them up in the old analog days during tropo ducting). Anyhow, they were stretching network programming, the syndicated Nate Burkus
show, and even that public service piece that airs near the top of the hour (after GMA
) when most stations broadcast local news breaks.
I can understand a station not having the HD equipment, but this stretchovision is horrible and a disservice to HDTV viewers as well as cable viewers in analog. Although some converter boxes and TV's can correct this self-inflicted issue, there is no excuse for this period.