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All 64 Fifa World Cup Matches in HD on Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Araxen, Jun 2, 2010.

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    Araxen

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    sigma1914

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    paco1986

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    Plus Univision is broadcasting every game too. Since Univision is broadcasting in 1080i, their PQ may be better than ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    This is both good and bad. We get them all in HD...but with Circle Surround.

    Also, 720p vs 1080i has far less to do with PQ than other factors.
     
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    But the question is, is Univision using their own set of HD cameras or just piggybacking off ESPN/ABC, and simply using their own commentary?
     
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    I think both networks will be using the world feed. My guess is that the world feed will be 1080i, so ESPN/ABC will downrez to 720p.
     
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    You may be right. But ESPN/ABC doesn't have the best HD. Although their broadcasts of the English Premier League had pretty good PQ.
     
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    Univision is the way to go, better HD picture with the spanish announcers
     
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    Avder

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    Except I dont speak spanish.
     
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    Have you seen any sporting event in HD on Univision? I haven't, so I can't compare. Will have to wait till June 11th to compare.
     
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    Yeah, i don't think they have their own set of cameras. If there are multiple feeds available from the games, they could differ versus ESPN. We will see as this is the first time they'll carry the world cup in HD. The ESPN coverage/HD quality was very good last time around -- if I recall, they limited the scrolling of the sports news you typically see around the edges during game play.
     
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    Didn't have HD back in 2006, but did watch the Euro 2008 on ESPN/ABC HD and the PQ wasn't that great.

    Although to be fair, their PQ was very good for the Premier League and La Liga matches. And I also liked that they would remove the ticker for long stretches during game play.
     
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    I'm glad it's on UNI..

    The Disney channels (ESPN and ABC) have the worst PQ, IMHO.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    I'm more curious about the audio from Univision since ABC/ESPN use the fake 5.1 Circle Surround.
     
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    RD in Fla

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    I thought ESPN got rid of Circle Surround a year or so ago and was now 5.1 DD? My memory may not be correct though.
     
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    Virginia...
    ¬°GOOOLLL!
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Nope. They still use it.
     
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    trainman

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    Sherman...
    Trust me, you don't really need to know Spanish to be able to follow a soccer match with Spanish announcers.

    Actually, you might know more Spanish than you think: in addition to "GOOOOOOOOOOLLL," other frequently-heard words/phrases would be "cabeza" (sometimes used as slang in English) and "tarjeta amarilla" (in many parts of the U.S., you see "tarjeta" at store checkout counters and, even more obviously, on ATMs).
     
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    I enjoy it because you don't have to put up with the bad American announcers. :grin: And this year there will be plenty of them, as Disney has an actual crew physically at each game.
     
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    I hope Univision (For me in DFW, but everywhere would be nice) has true DD 5.1 sound with the commentators coming out of the center speaker. Then if I shut off (Turn down) the center speaker I get the "Feel like you are there" experience from a spanish-language channel, along with the added bonus of ads for telenovellas and the like.
     

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