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The Usual Crap in HD

One local TV station just started broadcasting its news programs in high definition, and, of course, is running plenty of ads about this life-altering change. Why?

Maybe the few folks in the area with an HD receiver are seeing something I’m missing. However, on a plain old TV their news broadcasts look like the same old friendly-talk, tabloid, sensationalistic mess dressed up with a big new neon lit set and brighter clothes for the anchors. The money would have been better spent on some real reporters.

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2 Comments

  1. Agree with you that the news is the news – who cares? But –
    have you seen a football game on HD? It’s incredible.

    My thinking was the same as yours until my neighbor had a few
    of us over last year to watch the Bucs lose. But, the HD
    picture was very crisp – it sold me.

    And no, I don’t work for the manufacturers…

  2. Oops – let’s at least get the website correct.

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