Originally Posted by DroptheRemote
... it probably warrants no more than a waking yawn, but I read last week that "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is now in HD.
The HD image isn't nearly as clean as other 1080i shows (Jay Leno/Jimmy Fallon) and displays a lot of 'grain' especially in dark/out-of-focus areas and there are some annoying motion artifacts in highly textured areas (the upholstered chairs exhibit this effect) - plus this weeks Thursdays & Fridays presentations suffered from video/audio stutters in the first 10-15 minutes - It would be interesting to see if are theses are problems with KNDL's recording or they are present within with the ABC feed.
Also, has anyone noticed that Jimmy Fallon's show makes far better use of the 5.1 soundfield than any of the other late night shows?
Jimmy Fallon's show makes use of all 6 speakers and is broadcast in true Dolby Digital 5.1 audio - dialog comes from the center, music from the left & right channels and audience from the rear speakers with limited use of the subwoofer during music segments.
Jay Leno is predominantly a left & right speaker stereo only show with no use of the center or rear surround speakers... despite the fact that it lights up the DD 5.1 decoder light.
David Letterman's opening credits (or whatever you want to call it) is in full 5.1 audio with the audience sounds from the rear, but after that sounds only comes from the front 3 speakers.