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Recently my NBC WJAR News station recently turned to HD and since then the quality looks a little better but certain shots look like shit. Certain videos look like the video was in LOW quality and just stretched to be in HD. I swear that you can see the blurry sports on the shot when they take a low crappy video and make it in full HD. I can not say much but they need to fix there crappy video format. I know it is in HD but it looks like shit to me. I have 1080p setup on my Fios tv but it still makes the low end quality videos looks like crap

asked Aug 21 '11 at 13:59

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edited Aug 21 '11 at 14:02

You should really censor the swear words.

(Aug 21 '11 at 14:14) TJRichards160 TJRichards160's gravatar image

crap is not a bad word in the UK so nope :P

(Aug 21 '11 at 14:19) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

What about $#!+?

(Aug 22 '11 at 00:57) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

@Pizzscn Do you mean shit?

(Aug 22 '11 at 04:11) zman zman's gravatar image

well that's because most of the channels will be HD, but some of the news related videos may have been recorded in standard definition, or may be using a standard definition broadcast setup for whatever reason. like for example, if something happens like a robbery at a store and they show the security footage, those are usually low res cameras, like 720x480 resolution. also you could have the best tv in the world, but if its not broadcasted in the right signal or using the right equipment type, it's not going to output on your tv the way it should.

answered Aug 21 '11 at 14:17

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I watch my local station WNYW (Fox 5, New York) via cable (in NYC) and satellite (in D.R.) and in HD the TV personalities look old and past their prime, in SD however they look good thanks to makeup.

answered Aug 22 '11 at 00:39

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It may be possibly that they have not gone full HD. Their studio may have some HD cameras, but their live shots are not HD, but rather SD cameras and microwave transmission and that signal has been unconverted in the control room. This is commonly done in some news stations.

answered Aug 22 '11 at 01:12

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I just got dish network and I noticed I can access an SD and HD version of all my local channels. I watch the SD version because my TV isn't HD. You can probably access an SD version of your local news if you use a digital antenna or use dish. I haven't noticed any distortion on the HD local news.

answered Aug 22 '11 at 04:16

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edited Aug 22 '11 at 04:17

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