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More DirecTV HD coming?


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#51 OFFLINE   Terry K

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:52 AM

To convert completely to HD, look at Today and the fact they spent 3 months converting the studio which was a ground up rebuild.

The big 4 in NYC have gone to HD as well for local news and there IS a cost involved as well as unproven technology. Just because it works great in a fixed studio doesn't mean it will work in the real world.

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#52 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 08:23 AM

To convert completely to HD, look at Today and the fact they spent 3 months converting the studio which was a ground up rebuild.

You have to wonder how much of that was installation of HD cameras and how much was the support equipment like robotic camera controllers and prompter equipment. It's not like they have to worry about plugging in viewfinders and intercom equipment like they did in the good old days.

I do public meeting coverage using robotic cameras and our biggest problem has always been the robotic controls and a Pee Cee based character generator that can't seem to hold phase.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 09:56 AM

Has anyone seen this article from January 2007? "NBC builds its network HD facilities for Today and tomorrow"

http://broadcastengi...builds_network/


(I read somewhere else that NBC made use of the Today control room when NBC Nightly News went HD.)




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