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post #211 of 2144
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Originally Posted by SJKurtzke View Post

You're right, sorry. Here's the closest thing to an official release:
From DCRTV:

HD News For 4 - 12/12 - NBC may not have the bucks to hold onto all of its longtime employees, but it does have the funds to upgrade Channel 4's news studios to high-def (right). Network-owned WRC plans to unveil at least some of its HD news look by the end of the year. However, we also hear that the station is only doing lighting upgrades now and will unveil more HD stuff later in 2007.....

But, from what I've heard going around, those other upgrades should come sooner in 07 rather than later.

That will be interesting, right now WRC uses the Pyburns that WNBC used before they went HD, I wonder if they will move up to the WNBC HD graphics, or get something completely different.
post #212 of 2144
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Originally Posted by KKyuubi View Post

That will be interesting, right now WRC uses the Pyburns that WNBC used before they went HD, I wonder if they will move up to the WNBC HD graphics, or get something completely different.

Pyburns are the graphics, right? (Ick. I hate those)
The WNBC ones will probably be used, given how "NBCU 2.0" they're being these days.
post #213 of 2144
According to http://ohiomedia.blogspot.com/2006/1...potpourri.html WEWS should start sometime next month.
post #214 of 2144
WEWS and WLS recently launched HD.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/10689501/detail.html
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...nfo&id=4853892

BTW, WRC is taking an awful long time to replace a *lighting grid* , maybe they're doing other upgrades. It's been a month since they left the old studio.
post #215 of 2144
However in next 2 months, it seems KCBS (LA), KYW (Philly), WTXL (Tallahassee), KFMB (San Diego), KCRA (Sacramento), WFAA (Dallas) and KGO (San Francisco) are good candidates to upgrade.
post #216 of 2144
Didn't see it mentioned anywhere on the HD site but as of Saturday it looks like KTLA in Los Angeles is now all HD for its morning and evening news. I remember seeing a commercial during their Rose Parade coverage about them changing everything to HD and I've always thought their Clippers games and Parade coverage looked awesome. Sure enough I pick it up OTA and it looks fantastic. They seem to have at least one of their traffic copters filming in HD (it is painted orange) and the morning crew set looks completely different.... great to have another local news in HD because the ABC group was kinda boring.
post #217 of 2144
Found a link where it also talks about some new music channel they are offering OTA:

http://ktla.trb.com/entertainment/hidef/?track=footer

I'll have to update my directory listing to see if it gets added.
post #218 of 2144
WNBC has studio-only news in 1080i HD. Remote live shots are 16x9 480i. 'Cause there isn't a microwave frequency out there that can handle 1080i ENG transmission and acquisition. Their satellite live shots are also 480i 16X9.

They also have new SONY ENG cameras, but as of now they're still testing them and they aren't HD for now, in fact they still edit disk-to-tape in their trucks. Final Cut Pro to come.
post #219 of 2144
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Originally Posted by ddinsm View Post

Found a link where it also talks about some new music channel they are offering OTA:

http://ktla.trb.com/entertainment/hidef/?track=footer

I'll have to update my directory listing to see if it gets added.

That's The Tube, which most Tribune-owned stations have been running since late summer. It's a nonstop music video channel, like the old MTV.
Anyone have screencaptures of KTLA's news? Hopefully they didn't change those awesome graphics.
post #220 of 2144
Is it me, or is the local Fox news in Philly HD?

Adam
post #221 of 2144
Still waiting for local HD News here in Dallas. KXII in the Sherman-Ada market now broadcasts local news in HD. I think it's sad that numerous smaller DMAs (Cleveland, Seattle, Reno) have HD local news before Dallas (DMA #6), but the fact that Sherman (DMA #161) has HD news before Dallas is downright insulting.
post #222 of 2144
So you thought .. only in the U.S.A? City-TV in Toronto have been doing their 6:00am morning show, plus 6:00pm and 11:00 pm news in HD since October 2006.

1080i in the studio, and 16:9 SD from the remotes.
post #223 of 2144
WPVI offers studio and most reports in HD. WTXF offers studio HD no reports in HD.
post #224 of 2144
I was able to see 2 Seattle stations' HD news. They would have the studio cameras wired for HD. When a clean shot of the anchor is on, it's HD. It drops to 4:3 SD whenever there are bottom-third text graphics or photos over their shoulders.

City-TV's studio shots stay 100% HD whether or not there are any graphics on screen.
post #225 of 2144
Yep, WNBC New York via comcast or OTA.
post #226 of 2144
Reports on my local HD forum (hdtv.forsandiego.com) has news on KFMB (channel 8, CBS, San Diego) possibly having the news in HD starting this coming Monday (January 22).
post #227 of 2144
No and I am hoping they are HD by the mid-end of 07

NBCHD doesn't exist at all down here due to NBC station down here still crying about Katrina and money.

Very annoying.
post #228 of 2144
WEWS/5 (ABC) in the Cleveland market did indeed go HD with local news earlier this month.

That makes Cleveland a 3 HD newscast market. Is Cleveland the only one with three stations doing news in HD?
post #229 of 2144
Okay...they are already in HD, but to all people who were dissapointed that there was no redesign at WTXF when they went HD...today's your lucky day! They have switched to a new variation to the Fox O&O graphics today!
post #230 of 2144
CBS (Khou) in Houston will start broadcasting its news in HD starting on Superbowl Sunday.
post #231 of 2144
With KHOU, and WFAA (Belo ABC in Dallas), I wonder if Belo is upgrading several affiliates to produce the news in HD in February. Anyone know anything?
post #232 of 2144
I hope this is as good as any other place to post my question. Why do my local HD stations (Cleveland) have to switch to SD when scrolling weather bulletins across the screen?
post #233 of 2144
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Originally Posted by survineer View Post

I hope this is as good as any other place to post my question. Why do my local HD stations (Cleveland) have to switch to SD when scrolling weather bulletins across the screen?

I'm not a technology expert, but usually it's a matter of software or hardware generating the graphic, and the integration into the picture. At some point during the chain there's still an analog piece.

Someone with a technology background can articulate this better than me.....
post #234 of 2144
Here in Wellington,Florida no news is in HDTV
post #235 of 2144
No HD news in the OKC market. I emailed the KWTV (CBS affiliate) engineers, and they said they would need to spend millions more to upgrade the local sets to HD. At the same time, they constantly brag on the air that their new helicopter is HD capable, and call it "News9 HD". Laff.
post #236 of 2144
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Reports on my local HD forum (hdtv.forsandiego.com) has news on KFMB (channel 8, CBS, San Diego) possibly having the news in HD starting this coming Monday (January 22).

Well, no HD for KFMB, yet. (Hey, I made a rhymie )
post #237 of 2144
post #238 of 2144
None here in the Quad-Cities. We're about 92 DMA I believe.
post #239 of 2144
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Originally Posted by Ryan21 View Post

WPVI offers studio and most reports in HD. WTXF offers studio HD no reports in HD.

Partially correct, WPVI has 16:9 SD field reports. They do the weather outside though in HD, and have an HD sky cam(Skycam 6HD) on top of the bldg looking North towards the river.

WTXF used to only have HD studio, and plain old 4:3 SD reports, I'll have to check them out again since a poster reported they have a new graphics set.
post #240 of 2144
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

I was able to see 2 Seattle stations' HD news. They would have the studio cameras wired for HD. When a clean shot of the anchor is on, it's HD. It drops to 4:3 SD whenever there are bottom-third text graphics or photos over their shoulders.

Wow, what a crappy way to do HD news. They should just do the whole thing in 4:3 SD until they get the rest of their equipment upgraded.
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