Latest in 1080i

Image credit:

The Weather Channel HD to debut later this year

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

The Weather Channel finally set a timetable for the debut of its long-awaited high definition broadcast for the second half of this year. The 24 hour network says one of its biggest challenges is redoing all of the weather graphics for HDTV, while still looking good on 4x3 SDTV screens. The channel will be one of DirecTV's new stations, but also expects to hit cable networks very soon. Cable headends will have to upgrade their equipment to allow for HD inserts of localized weather broadcasts which should be deployed next year. If you're a fan of those "live from the hurricane" shots, the Weather Channel plans to convert those gradually, along with all of its studio-based shows making the change to 1080i by mid-2008.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
How to find Apple deals this Black Friday

How to find Apple deals this Black Friday

View
Weber embraces modern grilling with a WiFi-enabled pellet model

Weber embraces modern grilling with a WiFi-enabled pellet model

View
Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

Watch the first trailer for HBO's 'Avenue 5' sci-fi space comedy

View
John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

John Legere is stepping down as T-Mobile CEO next April

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr