Why no Letterman (The Late Show) in HD?

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  1. Grady Hollums

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    I was just watching The Late Show with David Letterman and they were doing a "Lunar eclipse" re-enactment with some guy sliding a cue card past the lense of one of the cameras and I noticed the camera had "HD" in big letters on it's side. I am assuming that they are filming The Late Show in HD, but why is it not broadcast in HD? or is it and I just need to have a talk with my local station?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mike Slade

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    There are a couple of threads over at AVS that mention the late show's HD plans. From what the people over there are saying, it will be next year before Dave goes HD. I think they are shooting for March.
     
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    Hey that is great news!


    Does anyone know of any of the morning shows doing HD?
    (i.e. The Morning Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America) I see that as the next big step in HD programing. Just because so many people watch them.
     
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    They don't record the show in HD. Conan has the same getup.. HD cams, but when I see the show in person I notice the 16:9 window on the viewfinders of the cams are in 4:3 mode.

    In AVS someone mentioned they are awaiting this piece of hardware to become available:

    http://www.avid.com/products/dna/nitris/index.asp
     

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