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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gossamer88, Aug 26, 2008.
Just thought you'd like to know.
Link? Does it start this new season?
It was mentioned during today's episode.
You know, I'm all for every show going HD, but still it really irritates me that a lot of the shows going first are talk shows. I mean it's just people sitting around and talking! How HD does that have to be!
And then you've got shows like The Amazing Race that should have been HD from the start. I know it's all ratings and costs but it still pisses me off.
As most shows switch the laggards will look more and more obvious.
The real laggards (not that I care) are the commercials. I have seen a few in HD but they will start to look embarrassing for those products, Maybe they think it will make them standout.
HD ads will most likely come from big sponsorship. If that paves the way for other shows to afford [pun intended] HD broadcasting, I'm all for it. Besides, a lot of what I watch is recorded, so they'll be FFd anyways!
Of course, syndicated HD shows depend on the station having the ability to time-shift HD content, which unfortunately isn't as easy for them as "hook up a TiVo HD and hit record."
As I understand, none of the local stations in this area have the ability to time-shift HD programming, so none of it appears in HD here. (Network stuff is in HD, of course, because that doesn't require time shifting of content.)
LoadStar - we're in a similar situation in this market. The NBC affil is the only one with that capability right now, and it's spotty. Sometimes Jeopardy or Wheel will be in HD and other times not.
Like I need or want his shiny stupid head in HD. Not to thread crap but I sure don't get the appeal. YMMV
Of course it's in High-Def.
To enjoy it, you'd have to be either high or deaf.*
*Stolen from the Bob Saget Comedy Central Roast.
DP kinda mentions "you can now see my bald head in HD" in the promo.
Is that why you are wearing a cap in your avatar?
Apparently given all of the "if it's not in HD, I won't watch it!" sentiments, even the how shall I say... less popular shows will have to go HD at some point. Then you'll always gain viewers among the "I don't care what kind of dreg the show is, I'll watch it now because it's in HD" crowd.
Personally, I could never understand either of those extremes!
OMG, you totally stole my thunder, right down to the footnote!
(although, my footnote was going to be "stolen from Gilbert Gottfried, who stole it from Jeffery Ross". )
No, that's a TiVo hat with a set of TiVo antennae to be topical.\
But, I am somewhat bald, not that it matters.
no HD uggos on my tv!
HD of course takes up more space. Stations for syndicated shows only have so much server space. Dr. Phil is one of those that is syndicated (well delayed not syndicated, Tyra, Ellen, Rachel Ray are the same as well) as well as Jeopardy and Wheel which are now in HD. When I worked at my local CBS affiliate they were trying to work out the logistics to get Wheel and Jeopardy in HD. Like you said Network is in HD since all you have to do is pass it on which is simple, but catching HD off the satellite and then putting it into the server without losing quality and then also the space alone in the server makes it something that will not be overnight or in every market.
In short Dr. Phil may be going to HD but YMMV will vary depending on your affiliate.
If they are using a server, all they have to do is get one that is HD capable and sufficient storage capacity. There should be no quality issues. This is no longer a difficult task. The real reason most stations don't do local HD syndication is they don't want to spend the money with no additional financial return. It is no longer a technical issue, and if it is...... then they need to find a new engineering staff.
I have the same problem.