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CNN HD ready to go, DirecTV only for now


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#1 OFFLINE   VeniceDre

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 01:58 PM

Article states the only reason it's not up yet is D10 delay. Also indicates no other cable or satellite provider carriage yet.

http://www.broadcast...cleID=CA6474130

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#2 OFFLINE   Ken984

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

Article states the only reason it's not up yet is D10 delay. Also indicates no other cable or satellite provider carriage yet.

http://www.broadcast...cleID=CA6474130


When showing 4:3 video, CNN HD will fill the 16:9 screen by adding graphic sidebars, says Hesskamp: “We’re not going to stretch our video.”

This is the best thing I read in the article, it gives a small glimmer of hope that MAYBE the test of the Turner networks will not use stretchovision forever.

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#3 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

When showing 4:3 video, CNN HD will fill the 16:9 screen by adding graphic sidebars, says Hesskamp: “We’re not going to stretch our video.”

This is the best thing I read in the article, it gives a small glimmer of hope that MAYBE the test of the Turner networks will not use stretchovision forever.


That's REALLY interesting considering:

To maintain consistency and avoid the diminished visual experience of pillaring, all commercials on TBS in HD will be presented in a widescreen format.


TBS in HD will be broadcast in 1080i 24 hours a day and use Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound across all TBS in HD programming. In addition, TBS in HD will present all of its programming, including promotional content and commercials, in 16:9 wide-screen, giving viewers a consistent viewing experience.


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#4 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:24 PM

A bit wishy-washy on the go-live date ....
In one place it says "a few weeks" and in another it says "mid September". Mid-September's only two weeks away on my calendar :)
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:12 PM

Well hopefully they'll be able someway to ditch all that junk at the bottom of the screen and put it on the sides! That would be actually useful for the pillar's! /gasp /gasp

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:25 PM

Araxen, THAT is the correct way to handle it. put that stuff on the sides, so shows in 4x3 are not covered.

Plus a god place for trivia, extra commercials and etc

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:00 PM

Araxen, THAT is the correct way to handle it. put that stuff on the sides, so shows in 4x3 are not covered.

Plus a god place for trivia, extra commercials and etc


Please, God, NOOOO! Pillars should be nothing but a nice, non distracting BLACK (or gray, if your TV is a big weenie :lol: ).

#8 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:34 PM

No one has in this thread, but some people have talked about "how easy it is to switch to HD". The last line was very, very telling:

Says Hesskamp, “I think the biggest change for us is that nothing is really plug-and-play anymore. Every single piece of equipment has to really be tweaked and tested.”


And estimated costs of $10M aren't something to sneeze at either!

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:38 PM

No one has in this thread, but some people have talked about "how easy it is to switch to HD". The last line was very, very telling:

And estimated costs of $10M aren't something to sneeze at either!

Cheers,
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ah....ah....ah...choooooo! :lol:

I hear you, tibber, but I can't believe this whole "HD thing" really sneaked up on them, either.

#10 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:43 PM

It hasn't, at least not for CNN. I noticed that the cost is only estimated to be $10M since they built the broadcast center with HD in mind starting in 2004. :)

And they've been playing with the cameras for some time, already replacing them in the field.

They've done a great job as near as I can tell.

Cheers,
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(Funny you sneeze--I've got a cold and am sneezing a lot tonight. Coudn't help but use that idiom in my OP.) :)

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