Originally Posted by durl
Home vs. away probably doesn't factor into it. It may be due to a limited number of HD production trucks, which travel from site to site on a schedule. (I had hoped that there would be enough HD trucks to do every game in HD by this season...) If no HD truck is available for the game, we get the standard definition treatment.
It's not just the production trucks, it's the cameras and the uplink, too. If any one of these things isn't HD, the telecast can't be HD.