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Appleton, WI

Does anybody think WLUK or WGBA will get new sets when they switch to HD? or maybe WFRV will get one since they retained their old one?

Posted December 29, 2011 9:46am in
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Should WGBA ever get into HD

Should WGBA ever get into HD (and I consider that a pretty sizable "if"), I sincerely hope they get a new set. I think they have the least modern-looking set in the market right now. Can't attest to it but haven't they had the same set since the mid 90's?

I think WLUK will get a new set, though to a large extent I don't think they really need it. There are a couple areas of the set that look a little dated, but on the whole, it's one of the better ones in the market right now. I think it would look pretty decent in HD.

WFRV is kind of a toss up in my book. If they didn't get one when they went HD, it may be a few years before that happens. I think they could set themselves apart from WBAY with a little brightening up of their set though. Went back and watched another WBAY newscast a week later, and I'm still not sold on their new set. That projection screen behind the anchor desk and the use of reflective flat-screens instead of doing HD graphic overlays makes them look very flat and "college public access". The projection screen is just washed out and murky to me.

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I think your right as to

I think your right as to WGBA's set, if it wasn't the 90s, it was early 2000.

As for WLUK, I think all they really should do is refresh the weather center, it looks like a piece of crap on TV, but other than that, it looks great.

WBAY's new set is very typical of a lot of the new sets built today. An RPS, a small anchor desk, a few flat screens, and put a wall behind it. I though FX Group designed it, they usually do an impressive job with lighting... .

WFRV's main anchor area is probably the highlight of their studio, that is probably because they don't show off the other parts of the studio enough.


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