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WATE, Your Turn

The playing field is level once again for Knoxville’s local TV news. Like WVLT and WBIR before it, WATE has started broadcasting its local newscasts in high-definition. I watched their evening and late-night news on Monday to see how it … Continue reading

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Rib Tease

Cooking Channel is not available in high-definition on my cable system but several of their shows can be seen in HD via On Demand. As a high-def snob, I chose not to watch the standard-definition version of “United Tastes of … Continue reading

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New Bat Channel

“Batman” may never make it to DVD but the classic TV series has made it to HD, sort of. The Hub network broadcasts episodes of my favorite show four nights a week at 11:30 p.m. They zoom in until the … Continue reading

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See the Stars Gettin’ Blurry

The local Fox affiliate had some sort of problem last week. When I sat down to watch the season finale of “Fringe” on my DVR, it was not in high-definition. After a few seconds, I remembered to bail out and … Continue reading

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Major Breakthrough Here at Home

When WVLT made the switch to high definition newscasts in January, they sprung it on us by surprise. WBIR put out a press release yesterday to inform us that they will go HD around May 1. They will take WTNZ … Continue reading

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Open the Pod Bay Doors

A lonely TiVo demanded my attention Tuesday night. The machine sits in my office, unused since I got a high-definition DVR in the living room. It took me 24 hours to diagnose the problem and unplug the troublemaker. I was … Continue reading

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Precedents Day

Allison Kropff told me not to miss the noon newscast on Monday. I talked with Allison and her husband Justin on Thursday night after Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars. To me, the midday broadcast is like the evening … Continue reading

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Resolution Revolution

TV Land is home to two new series with a decidedly retro feel. “Hot in Cleveland” is in its second season. Betty White recently won a SAG Award for her role on the show. “Retired at 35″ is new this … Continue reading

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Is It Soup Yet?

Friends and family in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and St. Louis may find this odd. Knoxville finally has local news in high definition. WVLT made the switch Sunday night, beating both its competitors to the punch. Their website wisely … Continue reading

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