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Channel 2 News Picture Will Be Changing

Next week during the Olympics, Channel 2 News will be presented in a picture that will be of high definition quality even if the cameras it is using aren't in HD.

The process -- which saves the considerable expense of having HD cameras -- is referred to as  "upconverted HD."

A 4x3 picture is transferred to 16x9, which is the ratio for HD, explained Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner.

"People with HD sets can get the best picture available and utilize their entire screen," added Toellner. "We wanted to get it on during the Olympics."

YNN -- Time Warner's 24-hour news channel -- is also scheduled to have its newscasts up-converted shortly.

On another matter, Toellner said Lydia Dominick -- the former "CW 23 girl" -- will be doing traffic in the morning on "Daybreak" while regular traffic anchor Thea Tio recovers from a knee injury suffered while skiing.

Dominick may continue at Channel 2 in another part-time, on-air role after Tio returns, Toellner said.

-- Alan Pergament 

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