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  1. Scott Wott

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    For those fortunate people that are getting digital signals from ABC, CBS, and other local broadcast's over the air,(not satellite) I have a few questions.
    Are programs like CSI and Alias in widescreen?
    Is any college football in HDTV? If so, In widescreen?
    Any programs in 1080i?
    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. VicRuiz

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    CBS and NBC broadcast in 1080i. ABC uses 720p.
    By the way, all HDTV programming is 16:9 widescreen.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

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    Scott,
    I only get an ABC affilliate's HD programming. All scripted shows (sitcoms and dramas but not newsmagazines or reality shows) in prime time are in HD, widescreen. ABC uses 720p, which my stb converts to 1080i.

    All programs broadcast in HD are widescreen, upconverted non-HD is usually 4/3 with black bars on the side.

    Alias is in HD, CSI on CBS is also HD and CBS uses 1080i.

    CBS, like ABC also broadcasts all scripted primetime shows in HD. They also do college football on Saturdays in 1080i widescreen.

    NBC is a bit behind, but ER is in HD as are a few other shows. By the end of the year, all of the Law and Order series will be in HD. Leno is in HD.

    Fox does not do HD, their digital broadcasts are 480p, some of which are widescreen.

    ABC has announced that they will broadcast the Superbowl in HD-720p widescreen.
     
  4. Scott Wott

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    Thanks guys. I am new to the world of HDTV and am learning as I go.
    The one thing I have learned is not to ask the sales people at our local Best Buy or Circuit City about HDTV. They are clueless. A salesman at BB was who misinformed me of HDTV programming in 4:3.
    Thanks again.
    Scott
     
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    Thanks guys. I am new to the world of HDTV and learning as I go.
    The one thing I have learned is not to ask the sales people at our local Best Buy or Circuit City about HDTV. They are clueless. A salesman at BB was who misinformed me of HDTV programming in 4:3.
    Thanks again.
    Scott
     
  6. Jim Robbins

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    Just a note about OTA shows. Even shows not in HD look far better on the digital stations due to lack of any noise. Sometimes close ups on "Survivor" look almost HD. When I switch back to the analog station it sucks. My STB also converts all to 1080i.
     
  7. Phil Kim

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    The following network shows are broadcasted widescreen in DTV.
    ABC (HDTV/720p)
    1. According to Jim
    2. Alias
    3. The Drew Carey Show
    4. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
    5. George Lopez
    6. Less Than Perfect
    7. Life With Bonnie
    8. MDs
    9. My Wife and Kids
    10. NYPD Blue
    11. The Practice
    12. Push, Nevada (being cancelled)
    13. That Was Then (being cancelled)[/list=1]
      CBS (HDTV/1080i)
      1. The Agency
      2. Becker
      3. Bram and Alice
      4. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
      5. CSI: Miami
      6. The District
      7. Everybody Loves Raymond
      8. The Guardian
      9. Hack
      10. JAG
      11. Judging Amy
      12. The King of Queens
      13. Presidio Med
      14. Homicide Robbery Division
      15. Still Standing
      16. Touched by an Angel
      17. Without a Trace
      18. Yes, Dear
      19. The Young and the Restless[/list=1]
        Fox (SDTV/480p)
        1. The Bernie Mac Show
        2. Boston Public
        3. Fastlane
        4. Girl's Club
        5. The Grubbs
        6. John Doe
        7. Malcolm in the Middle
        8. 24[/list=1]
          NBC (HDTV/1080i)
          1. American Dreams
          2. Boomtown
          3. Crossing Jordan
          4. Ed
          5. ER
          6. Frasier
          7. Hidden Hills
          8. In-Laws
          9. Late Night With Conan O'Brien (starts in December time frame)
          10. Law & Order
          11. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (starts in mid-November)
          12. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (starts in mid-November)
          13. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno[/list=1]
            The WB (HDTV/1080i)
            1. Everwood
            2. Family Affair
            3. Reba
            4. Smallville[/list=1]
              And on cable....
              HBO (HDTV/1080i)
              1. The Sopranos[/list=1]
     
  8. Dwight Amato

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    How is the quality of these shows? Are they all comparable? I ask because I just got on OTA reciever, and I just did a quick 10 minute setup of my RS Double Bowtie. I get CBS at 40%, but the picture looks clear. I will be watching my first HDTV show tonight, Presideo Med, which I have never seen before.

    I hear CSI is great, but what about shows like Raymond, Etc? Any to avoid, or go out of my way to watch?

    Unfortunately, I only get CBS and Fox in NJ because of Sep 11th.
     
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    Most CBS shows look very good, but do go out of your way to watch:

    The District
    The Agency
    CSI
    CSI: Miami
    The Guardian
    Judging Amy
    Without a Trace

    The sitcoms like Raymond and Becker still look good but not as good as the ones above.
     
  10. Grant B

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    HDNET (Directv) has sports (College football included) and quite a interestting mix of other stuff in 1080
    PBS in my area transmits in 1080 most of the time.
    The show on Chuck Jones will be transmitted in late Nov. I will be glued to the set for that
     
  11. Phil Kim

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    According to TitanTV, several shows are being added to HDTV lineup (see my list few postings above), most notable being Friends. Keep in mind that Monday Night Footbal was still in SDTV 4:3 last night, so I will confirm those marked (soon?) over the next several weeks.
     
  12. Wayne Bundrick

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    As far as I know, Monday Night Football won't be HDTV again until the 2003 season.
     
  13. Ken H

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    Phil,

    Great list, but with all due respect, Fox does not broadcast in HDTV. 480p is not HDTV. The CEA refers to it as enhanced definition, EDTV. Fox calls it 'Fox Widescreen'.
     
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    UPN will be testing Enterprise in 1080i later in the season with full HD rollout next year. IF Buffy's still on, I expect both shows to be in HD next year

    Angel should be in HD in the next WB expansion
     
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    And ESPN plans to do 100 events in HDTV starting April 2003. Don't know what they are, hopefully it will include some baseball. Opening Day is in April so the timing could be a clue or it could be just a coincidence.
     
  17. Phil Kim

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    Well, TitanTV's wrong. I've "re-updated" the list with correct info.

    As for Fox broadcasting HDTV, Ken's correct. Fox broadcasts SDTV (or EDTV), although some affiliates upconverts to 720p or 1080i (KTVU in Oakland, CA for instance, broadcasts 720p).
     
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    SHO-HD also broadcasts Odyssey 5, and Jeremiah in HD.
     

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