Okay, that bogus press release has been removed. In its place, I am posting the latest HDTV newsletter from the Dallas ABC affiliate, WFAA. This is legit news regarding the current ABC HDTV plans. - Steve New Season ABC begins the new season on Tuesday, September 18th with “Philly.” “Thieves” starts on Friday at 8 p.m. and “Alias” debuts with a commercial-free special on Sunday the 30th from 8 p.m. to 9:09 p.m. HD shows and movies total 19 hours out of 90 hours of primetime for September representing just over 21% in HD. The Network still does not promote HD. By December ABC DTV stations expect to be airing 5 to 10 hours of HD programming each week. CBS primetime is all HD plus the daytime soap and a full schedule of NCAA football and other sports coverage. They keep the network leadership position for HD delivery. NBC continues with “The Tonight Show” and it is rumored that they will add several shows this fall. The Network is trying to complete a digital satellite delivery system in time for the Olympics to possibly do some HD coverage. Europe and Japan will do HD of the Olympics. Direct Broadcast Satellite continues the lead in HD programming with Showtime and HBO. Gaming is Big Business Consumer Electronics reports that game consoles promise to be a driving force behind the growth of digital entertainment during the fourth quarter of this year. Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube have component outputs for connecting to a DTV. The combination of features is good news for gamers who may now engage in HD gaming, but also for DTV adoption, since it provides consumers with yet another reason to upgrade their existing sets. Additionally, Sony’s Playstation 2 has a 1394 output along with an optical output for digital audio. Sony also includes DVD playback. ABC HD Programming Code: Sun. 2nd 6-8pm Stereo “A Very Brady Sequel” Tue. 4th 9-10 pm ”NYPD Blue” 5.1 audio Tue.11th 9-10 pm “NYPD Blue” 5.1 audio Sat. 15th 7-10 pm 5.1 audio “The Peacemaker” Tue.18th 9-10 pm “Philly” 5.1 audio Fri. 21st 8-9 pm “Thieves” 5.1 audio Sun. 23rd 6-8pm “A Bugs Life” 5.1 audio Tue. 25th 9-10 pm “Philly” 5.1 audio Fri. 28th 8-9 pm “Thieves” 5.1 audio Sat. 29th 7-10 pm “Ransom” 5.1 audio Sun. 30th 6-8 pm “ Dr. Dolittle” 5.1 audio 8-9:09 pm “Alias” 5.1 audio New HD RP Set Panasonic introduced the PT-47WX49, its new 47-inch, 16 x 9 HD rear-projection monitor, at a suggested retail price of $2,099.95. The set can display digital video signals in 480p and HDTV 1080i. It features a 165-point convergence system to maintain maximum clarity, and color alignment is user-adjustable in nine different screen segments. The NTSC tuner enables reception of analog signals and a built-in scan converter line-doubles conventional TV signals to 480p. Two sets on component video inputs will accept ether interlaced or progressive signals from different sources, such as a DVD player or digital satellite receiver. The monitor requires a separate digital receiver to get HD programs. Contact Us 214.977.6246 214.977.6409 (fax) To receive this newsletter, please fax, phone, or contact mailto:[email protected] Got Remo?