Starting out, at least half of their prime time line up will be in HD. They are also producing with virtually all of their new programs in HD. By early to mid '08, prime time HD content will be up to 65%.
SO, that's what, 8% of their full-time content? And the rest is stretch-o-vision?
You know, this is really sad. Every station that has mostly SD on the HD feed is still great in SD, because it's full-bandwidth SD, not the bit-starved trash that DirecTV uses on its standard feeds. But when it's stretched, it's an eyesore and a pristine eyesore is worse than a bit-starved one.
Yes, I can fix it some (after pushing several buttons), but that means I have to change settings away from those that work on over 90% of HD stations. One setting for stations that abide by national standards, one setting for moron broadcasters.
How long will it take for A&E's management to get the message?