News in HD???

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  1. Jesus J

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    I was just watching the NBC news and noticed that the picture quality was UNBELIEVABLE when in the newsroom. I then switched to ABC news and the same thing occured.
    I live in Chicago and was watching their local news broadcast. Does anyone know if they use HD cameras when doing the news in the newsroom?
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    It was a 16:9 image. The quality looked great!!
    Also, I just finished watching Temptation Island and that looked GREAT also!!! Some of the commercials were in 16:9 but as soon as you got close to the show...black bars appeared on the side of the image and made it a 4:3 picture.
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    Oops! Sorry. [​IMG]
    The consensus over at AVS was that while the news on WLS (and even WMAQ for that matter) looks really really good - it's not HD.
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    Thanks for the response!!
    Your right though....for not being HD the news looks REALLY good!!
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    So does this particular NBC use analog cameras with 16X9 widescreen lenses? If so, why don't more stations around the country do this?
     
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    I'm not sure what type of lenses/cameras they're using, but the images (on both WMAQ and WLS) look like 14:9 to me, not 16:9. On my widescreen Pro-610, the top and bottom of the image are always sliced off, which makes the news painful to watch (even though the picture is so good). Unfortunately I can't adjust the image because my set locks onto full mode with HD.
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    If you think the news looks good in low definition NTSC television you must have low expectations. [​IMG]
    I would also conjecture that you are sitting rather far back from your display. NTSC television never,ever looks awesome to me after having viewed HDTV for quite a while.
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