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Augusta TV station begins local HD broadcasting

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 3:21 PM
Last updated 5:04 PM
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WRDW-TV 12 started broadcasting its local news in high definition at noon on Monday, becoming the first television station in Augusta to broadcast local news in HD, said president and general manager John Ray.

"This is something that we've been working on for probably about four months," Ray said.

The conversion to HD was a $2 million investment by WRDW's parent company, Atlanta-based Gray Television, requiring a redesign of the news studio.

All newscasts will be produced and transmitted in HD, having more than double the resolution of standard definition broadcasts, according to a release.

"It's the most advanced high definition signal that can be generated right now. It's very noticeable," Ray said.

In the next few weeks, all syndicated programs and commercials on the station will also be broadcast in HD, he said.

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Insider Information 01/25/11 - 05:03 pm
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WooHoo! We can now watch them

WooHoo! We can now watch them read the newspaper to us in HD.

bill.waters
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bill.waters 01/25/11 - 05:29 pm
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What happened to WRDW Digital

What happened to WRDW Digital 12.3? There's been no explanation on the status of Accuweather. I've called and emailed, but no response.

Techfan
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Techfan 01/25/11 - 05:37 pm
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Next thing you know they'll

Next thing you know they'll broadcast in color.

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 01/25/11 - 06:23 pm
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As long as Katie Beasley,

As long as Katie Beasley, Lynnsey Gardner, and Meredith Anderson are on the air I would watch it upside down in sepia.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 01/25/11 - 06:28 pm
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Ushouldnthave you're right 3

Ushouldnthave you're right 3 cuties

dgaddis
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dgaddis 01/26/11 - 08:50 am
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This shouldn't be news.

This shouldn't be news. Private videographers (doing events like weddings and whatnot) have all been HD capable for a few years now.

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