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In September 2011, this site will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Who would have thought that less than 10 years later, Wheel of Fortune would be in HD on KOCO-DT, along with a number of other syndicated shows, including Seinfeld on KWTV-DT.

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  1. tydude
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    KWTV is showing all they syndicated shows in HD they only network that is not doing it is KFOR and KOCO hopefully this time next year KOCO-TV be in HD and all the Syndicated shows be in HD

  2. ggore
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Wheel looked great last night (Jan 1), this is a good development. I am interested to see how much of KOCO’s syndicated programming is in HD come next week, but KFOR needs to get on the stick since most of their daytime programming is syndicated and available in HD.

  3. edladd
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Why aren’t they recording Ellen and their other syndicated programs in HD?

  4. ggore
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Ellen has been produced in HD for several years now. I haven’t looked, but if KOCO isn’t showing it in HD I have no clue why since I thought they now have the ability to pass through HD syndicated programming. Same with all the syndicated programming KFOR/KAUT have, Rachel Ray, Jeopardy, etc have all been produced in HD for years, they just don’t have the ability to pass it through yet.

  5. edladd
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    ggore…they record Wheel and Jimmy Kimmel in HD (Kimmel is played back delayed following a replay of Oprah)…so it’s curious to me why they don’t show Ellen, Oprah, Dr. Phil etc. in HD

  6. Posted January 13, 2011 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Is Kimmel being show in HD now? I record Fallon for the musical acts because it’s in HD, but I would at least follow Kimmel’s guests and choose if they show was in HD.

  7. edladd
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    yes, about the same time Wheel went HD so did Kimmel

  8. ggore
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    Interesting. All syndicated programming is sent out at odd times of the day over satellite feeds, recorded onto local servers where it can be mixed with ads and played out whenever. Very few stations show it live as it appears on satellite. Maybe KOCO doesn’t have enough servers to handle all of it syndicated programming, I really have no idea. I had noticed that Oprah is not being broadcast in HD and thought it odd since I’ve seen it in HD on their Kansas City affiliate several times.

  9. doublej
    Posted January 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    All of the stations in Tulsa can show their syndicated programming in HD and show network delayed HD now except Fox 23. I hope that is changing tomorrow. Fox 23 is launching their news in HD starting tomorrow Jan 16, so hopefully they will also be able to show their syndicated stuff in HD too. That will just leave KTUL as the lone newscast not in HD or widescreen SD as KOTV and KQCW.

  10. edladd
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Aurora5000…any insight into this?

  11. Aurora5000
    Posted January 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    We are planning to add more playbacks in HD soon.

  12. tydude
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Dr.Phill is now in HD on KOCO hopefully Oprah Dr. Oz and Ellen should be in HD soon

  13. edladd
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    That’s awesome! Can’t wait to see Ellen in HD

  14. ggore
    Posted January 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Would be nice if 34 could show Big 12 Network basketball games in HD. Today’s game OSU/Baylor (sad as it is) is being broadcast in HD. Friends in Kansas City are watching it in HD.

  15. Posted January 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Not only was the OSU-Baylor game shown in HD somewhere, but the picture quality was so bad that I had a hard time reading the numbers on some of the players jerseys. The quality is as bad as any channel I get, which is sad because when channel 34 shows HD, it looks pretty good.

  16. edladd
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Very nice…KOCO showed Ellen in HD this morning!

  17. Aurora5000
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Starting today Ellen and Oprah in HD.

  18. ggore
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Oprah in HD today (1/24) too, very good! Now to get KFOR into the syndicated HD business!

  19. tydude
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    well it looks like that KOCO 5 all syndicated shows are now in HD waiting for they newscast to be in HD

    • B.Williams
      Posted February 10, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      Hey, I’d still watch KOCO’s news even if it was in analog just to be able to get the news without an OGLE twist to it. HD would be better, but for now I’m satisfied with the widescreen SD.

  20. edladd
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    OK Aurora 5000, you’re the “go to” guy…when can we expect the news in glorious HD?

  21. edladd
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    What a crazy mix these days…HD…stretched SD…regular SD…and some really crappy 480 stuff lol

  22. ggore
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    After all these years we have had digital/HD broadcasting, it has been amazing to watch the adoption rate of the new technology by local TV stations. It really has nothing to do with market size either, some small cities have stations that have embraced HD wholeheartedly, while stations in some large cities still haven’t made the investment in syndicated HD programming.

    I always use Kansas City as an example, because I go there regularly to see friends and eat the great BBQ. KC is the #31 TV market and OKC is #46, different in ranking yet not so different in overall size. Every Kansas City station does local news in HD, and every station has shown all of their syndicated programming, commercials, etc, in HD for 2-3 years now. Every one! We still have a station doing “widescreen SD” for their local news, and several stations that cannot pass syndicated programming in HD. Some of our local stations are not doing HD at all, like the Univision and Telemundo stations, even though the graphics bug in the corner tells that they are passing an SD version of the HD network feed. We have one station, KTBO, that passes 5 channels of horrific video quality, and sound coming from various corners of the room if you listen to their broadcasts on a Dolby Digital home theater system.

    For some reason Oklahoma stations have been very hesitant to adopt HD, even though when you go to Best Buy or Sam’s, people are hauling out HD sets by the truckload. You would think the stations would get their acts in gear as “eyeballs are money” to them in the ratings business.

  23. edladd
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Aurora 5000…hoping Sky5 will go HD by storm season! Any possibility of that happening 🙂

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