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I periodically watch the tonight show on NBC HD. Normally, the entire show has been broadcast in full screen HD.


The last time I watched it as well as this time, the opening monolog is broadcast in 4x3 with the NBC HD logos on the side of the screen. Once the monolog is complete, it's like the "HD switch" is turned on. The broadcast looks more like HD and the image fills the screen.


Just wondering if there is something I missed about this "new" format.
 

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It's probably a local issue.


You might have better luck asking people in your city/area thread.


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The only thing you missed is that the NBC O&O in Miami is run as poorly as the one in LA and NYC - as its in the process of being sold, they could care even less.
 

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Most likely an issue with your local station. Someone is asleep in master control and doesn't flip the HD switch (literally or figuratively) so it's in SD until they notice. It might also be on a timer to make sure the late local news finishes before they switch back to the NBC network feed.
 

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Are you sure its not some kind of local HD logo?


I watched the Tonight Show, well tonight
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Originally Posted by rebkell /forum/post/15539724


How does he get NBC-HD logos on the screen then?

None of the OTA networks have a special HD bug. If he has one in the wings, its from the local NBC O&O that did not turn it off after their HD Newscast.

 

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WTVJ, like a number of other stations, puts up sidebars (or wings as some call them) when running SD content. Looks like this:
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If you are seeing these, your station is not running from the NBC HD network feed, but is instead running through their local SD chain and upconverting it for the HD channel. Ironically enough, seeing the "HDTV" junk on the side is a clear indicator that what you are watching is not actually HD. Someone fell asleep at the switch or didn't configure it correctly. If you see this for extended periods of time during programming that should be HD (such as the Tonight Show), call the station's 24 hour news line and politely inform them that their broadcast is not showing in HD as it should be and ask that they contact engineering and have them flip the switch.
 

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Originally Posted by coyoteaz /forum/post/15540227


WTVJ, like a number of other stations, puts up sidebars (or wings as some call them) when running SD content. Looks like this:
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If you are seeing these, your station is not running from the NBC HD network feed, but is instead running through their local SD chain and upconverting it for the HD channel. Ironically enough, seeing the "HDTV" junk on the side is a clear indicator that what you are watching is not actually HD. Someone fell asleep at the switch or didn't configure it correctly. If you see this for extended periods of time during programming that should be HD (such as the Tonight Show), call the station's 24 hour news line and politely inform them that their broadcast is not showing in HD as it should be and ask that they contact engineering and have them flip the switch.


The only flaw there is that you are assuming that someone is in their newsroom after the 11pm news - remember, this is NBC we are talking about.
 
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