Originally Posted by TonyW79SFV
For KABC-DT in LA, some of their remote "skycams" that can be as far as 40 miles away and some in the mountains are in HD, plus they have an HD helicopter too. In rare occasions, they would file a report in HD during one sweeps period and they once went HD from New Orleans for the first anniversary of Katrina, most likely using a rented or even shared HD satellite ENG truck.
Yes, their remote cameras at LAX, the Harbour, Downtown, Burbank, etc are in HD but those are stationary cameras - not mobile field reports.
As stated, yes their chopper is HD, but they appear to use it less today than they did a year ago
Their remote reporting is in 16:9 480p. They have done it from Honolulu (after the Hawaii Earthquake) and today from North Carolina (from where the tornado hit). I have yet to see any live ENG HD and I skim several hours of their HD Newscasts daily.