Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Yep, in the HD tier. Our local cable news channel is in 1080i with the video in 4:3 and side fillers. That video is exceptionally sharp - weather radar is awesome. I still think they are formattig the video to fit a standard CRT. The SD PBS channel is in 16:9 which makes it "clipped" on a 4:3 set. Some of the HD PBS sub-channels are only 480p.
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
I still think they are formattig the video to fit a standard CRT.
Our local news (channel 11.1 here) has the main shot in HD, but some side shots, like school closings and such are still done with an SD camera and side graphics. HD cameras are hella expensive.
The SD shots do look good however. Their radar is completely in HD.
I'm curious though, they've experimented with cropping the picture to fit 4:3, and on the sidebars they broadcast weather and traffic information, which you simply don't see on a standard television. Does your news do the same, or are they just static bars?
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