Good news! Just in time for the Super Bowl, Denver's 7 has upgraded its high-definition signal.So now, more people in the metro area will get the signal and be able to watch the Super Bowl in high-def.Denver's 7 is your home for Super Bowl XL. Keep your TV tuned to Denver's 7 for all the big game action on Sunday, Feb. 5.And all this week 7Sports Anchor Lionel Bienvenu is live in Detroit. Watch 7NEWS at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to see his interviews with the players and his reports before the big game.
So how did we increase our signal?KMGH-TV installed a temporary high-definition tower atop Republic Plaza in downtown Denver in order to provide high-definition programming to the greater Denver metro area. This move, done in time for Super Bowl XL, greatly improves Denver's 7 HD signal. However, it serves as a temporary solution and will remain in place while the Lake Cedar Group stations (CBS 4, Denvers 7, 9 News and UPN 20) continue to work with Jefferson County to create a consolidated digital tower on Lookout Mountain. (To learn more about that project, click here.)Denver's 7 HDTV programming is transmitting over-the-air on digital channel 7-1. Comcast Digital subscribers will continue to receive Denver's 7 HDTV signal on Comcast Digital HD channel 652. Additionally, Denver area satellite providers have announced that they will be providing HDTV programming locally in the upcoming months.Metro area HDTV viewers can enjoy ABC programming, including primetime hits such as LOST and Desperate Housewives, as well as special event programming like Super Bowl XL and The Academy Awards.Denver's 7 HDTV signal is also transmitted in 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound.The following ABC programming is now available in HD on digital channel 7-1 and Comcast Digital HD channel 652:
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Upcoming ABC theatrical movies broadcast in high-definition include Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Forrest Gump and A Beautiful Mind.High-definition is a new standard of television featuring dramatically improved, highly detailed picture quality, improved audio quality (including surround sound) and a wide-screen, theater-like display. High-definition offers six times the resolution of current television, with 60 frames per second, more dots per inches and more colors. This means smoother motion, digital CD quality sound and a wider picture, pairing stunning images with stunning sound. Some of the technical specifications include a much higher pixel count, a 6MHz per channel wideband connection, and a 16:9 width-to-height ratio (vs. 4:3 traditional). HDTV service is available for viewers with an HDTV-capable television set.