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Daytona 500 Pre-race coverage NOT in HD?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by bighoopla, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. bighoopla

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    It's 2:45pm as I write this and FOX in the Washington , DC market is NOT showing it in Full Screen 16:9 HD. I've got the dreaded black bars. I'm not a newbie, so it has nothing to do with my TV or HR22 settings.

    What format is everyone else getting?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    It is in HD in the Baltimore market.
     
  3. Steve615

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    FOX17 in Nashville is giving us the widescreen HD feed...sounds like a local affiliate issue.
     
  4. lmuehl

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    Full Screen HD 16:9 on Fox9 in Minneapolis Market
     
  5. racemanva

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    It's not your T.V. or DIRECTV bighoopla......... I'm watching the Washington D.C. affiliate also both in DIRECTV and OTA the dreaded side bars also......WTTG fOX 5 In Wash D.C. What's UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. bighoopla

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    You're right. I checked with friends using FIOS and DISH. They're getting the bars too.

    They fixed it at 3:37pm, but then it went back to bars at 3:40pm. It went back to HD at 3:47pm.

    I'm picturing the scene in Airplane where the guy unplugs the cord in the Air Traffic Control tower.
     
  7. djlong

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    I got everything in HD on the Boston affiliate until the race was declared over - then the entire post-race show was in SD with black bars.
     

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