Daytona 500 Pre-race coverage NOT in HD?

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

  1. bighoopla

    bighoopla Legend

    Jan 3, 2009
    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

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    It is in HD in the Baltimore market.
  3. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

    Feb 5, 2006
    Middle TN area
    FOX17 in Nashville is giving us the widescreen HD feed...sounds like a local affiliate issue.
  4. lmuehl

    lmuehl Legend

    Dec 18, 2007
    Full Screen HD 16:9 on Fox9 in Minneapolis Market
  5. racemanva

    racemanva AllStar

    Nov 3, 2006
    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

    bighoopla Legend

    Jan 3, 2009
    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

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    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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