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Why are some hi-def programs on WECT not formatted to full screen?


Q. Why are programs on WECT’s high-definition channel such as “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” not formatted to full screen?

A. It looks like new equipment is needed to correct this issue.

Dan Ullmer, chief engineer for WECT and WSFX, said shows like “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” are not broadcast in high definition because the station needs “to upgrade more equipment that can record and play out full-screen HD.”

“Although we broadcast our local news and the NBC schedule in high definition, we still need to make a few equipment upgrades before we can air the remainder of our entertainment programs in high definition. We hope to be able to accomplish the upgrades soon,” Ullmer said.


Why does The Weather Channel’s hi-def channel show different local weather info than the standard-definition channel?

Now that all regular TV stations are broadcasting in HD, why doesn’t cable TV move the HD versions down to the low end of the cable line-up?

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