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ESPN's Chad Mocks HD Poker

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Nick, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    ESPN recently began broadcasting its popular World Series of Poker program
    in High-Definition, but the show's host Norman Chad cannot understand why.

    "For poker?" Chad asked rhetorically this week in an interview with the Los
    Angeles Daily News. "We need to see the queen of hearts in high def? She
    looks good even in black and white."

    Chad, a former writer for The Washington Post, often delivers biting comments
    about the players (and their play) on the poker series. But it appears that his
    acerbic barbs go beyond the participants and into the production booth.

    "HD would have been great for Neil Armstrong planting a flag on the moon, but
    for the flop on a 3-6-10?"
  2. Lee L

    Lee L Hall Of Fame

    Aug 15, 2002
    Well, I find it is much easier to read the cards sometimes, especially if the player holds the hole cards at a weird angle and not much light gets to it. I like being able to see the cars and not have to wait for them to put the cards up on the side each time.
  3. Snoofie

    Snoofie Registered User

    May 29, 2003
    I have noticed a big difference in watching Heads Up Poker on UHD in how well you can see the cards and how distorted the cards can be on the SD channels. I tend to watch WPT more than WSP, but I will follow whoever is offering them in HD. :D
  4. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    He probably doesn't like the way he looks in HD
  5. durl

    durl Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2003
    Just about every show SHOULD be done in HD. Poker just shouldn't be televised. :)
  6. Snoofie

    Snoofie Registered User

    May 29, 2003
    Perhaps not, but I do enjoy watching it more than pool, bowling or even golf. All of which I think are stretching it to be called sports.
  7. Chandu

    Chandu Hall Of Fame

    Oct 2, 2005
    That's it. :righton: Everything that needed to be said has been said. The thread can be locked now.
  8. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

    Jul 16, 2007
    That's hilarious.
    My wife and I recently pondered that same question about Hi-Def Poker.
    While neither of us understand poker, we found ourselves watching an entire show 'cause everything looked so darn nice in HDTV. :lol: :D :nono2:
  9. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    :thats: :lol:

    Top Ten Things that (don't) look better in HD:
    1. Car wrecks
    2. Porn
    3. Landfills
    4. Porn
    5. Lisa Nowak
    6. Porn
    7. Poker
    8. Porn
    9. Poop
    10. Porn

  10. durl

    durl Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2003
    My vote for Thread of the Week.
  11. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    Sep 21, 2006
    I'm kinda surprised ESPN broadcasts any poker games, tournaments, whatever.

    What's next ? People playing bridge in HD on ESPN ?
  12. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    Chess. :D
  13. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    ...or, better yet, George Carlin's variation: Full Contact Chess!
  14. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Sep 16, 2003
    I like watching Texas Hold'em. I've learned a lot by watching. But I don't see how anything you can do while eating a sandwich is a sport.
  15. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    To the contrary, Cap, the simple act of eating a sandwich itself is now considered
    by certain fringe crazies to be sport. Then there are the traditional food fights... ;)

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