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Giants @ Cubs Terrible Picture Quality

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Msguy, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 #1 of 27

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2003
    I am trying to watch the Giants @ Cubs game. The only feed available for this game is CSN Bay Area. That Channel isn't carrying the game tonight in HD. This Channel looks aweful. WHY isn't CSN Bay Area Carrying this game in HD? It's Horrible! I just saw a promo for that channel. It said "CSN Bay Area The Most Sports in HD" What a Bunch of Bologna!!!
  2. May 4, 2009 #2 of 27

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    Perhaps the question would be better directed towards CSNBA, as you can't carry something in HD that is not being distributed in HD (at least by CSNBA):)
  3. May 4, 2009 #3 of 27

    T_N_T Legend

    Sep 9, 2008
    When ESPN was simulcasting this game during the Yankees Red Sox delay it look horrid too, Dish Network here.
  4. May 5, 2009 #4 of 27

    pbg Godfather

    Oct 11, 2007
    It was terrible. It was like watching an embedded news report from some Afghani tribal region. Dark, jerky, and out of focus. Worse than Direct's flavor of WGN on a good day. I couldn't watch it.
  5. May 5, 2009 #5 of 27

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    I ended up watching it on the EI Mix channel. The PQ on the smaller picture was many time better.
  6. May 5, 2009 #6 of 27

    mortimer Legend

    Nov 5, 2007
    I noticed the poor PQ as well. Although it seemed to be primarily the center field camera Shots from other angles didn't look nearly as bad.
  7. May 5, 2009 #7 of 27

    heisman Icon

    Feb 11, 2007
    26.1 looked great here in Chi-Town. :)
  8. May 5, 2009 #8 of 27

    mortimer Legend

    Nov 5, 2007
    Watching on EI today, the SF feed still looks horrible in SD, the Cubs feed looks fine.
  9. May 5, 2009 #9 of 27

    BK89 Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
  10. erosroadie

    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007
    Same in Far Western Chicago burbs. Channel 26 (SAT) was in crappy SD, but 26-1 (OTA) was excellent in HD...:D
  11. schoolyard

    schoolyard Mentor

    Oct 17, 2008
    I could not watch,had to listen on radio.I am watching today's game on my 27" crt,it is tolerable.CSNBA is a JOKE:nono:
  12. italiano116

    italiano116 Mentor

    Mar 31, 2006
    OK. Am watching the game today also as I did last night. The sd quality is awful as most everone can see, however it is not Comcast. It is Directv with there compression. I also wrote to Comcast and asked them why their studio shows are in HD on their systems and not a full time channel on Directv. I recieved an answer as follows:

    Thanks for you inquiry regarding our HD studio telecasts. We're
    currently providing a full time HD feed to all our affiliates. This
    includes games, pre/postgame coverage and all our news studio shows ALL
    in HD. At this point of time, your provider has not launched the
    full-time HD channel. We encourage you to contact your provider and
    request that they carry it.


    We should all call Directv to get what we pay for.

    Sorry for the venting.
  13. sum_random_dork

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    I have written to D* regarding both CSN BA/CA asking when we might see them in HD full time with the obviously pre-written responce "we're working it on it...." The real frustrating part is some of the games on CSN (both) have been in HD although they were not orginally listed, so D* didn't show those games in HD. I sure hope this changes sometime soon, CSN has said they will continue to roll out more HD programs in the future (their 49er post game show is one). I guess all we can do is keep asking both D* and CSN when this will happen.
  14. italiano116

    italiano116 Mentor

    Mar 31, 2006
    The trouble is, who do you ask at Directv that will give you at least an educated answer instead of a (will look into it}.

    Still venting.
  15. mortimer

    mortimer Legend

    Nov 5, 2007
    That may be so, but why badly compress that CSN channel (FSNBA) and not the Chicago CSN channel (CSN Chicago?) showing the same game? The latter doesn't look nearly as bad, and they're both Comcast channels.
  16. Msguy

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2003
    DirecTv wouldn't have to compress channels if they would dump alot of the channels that noone hardley watches. Like the Dumb home Shopping Channels and all the religion channels. I bet hardly 5% of viewers or maybe even less watch those channels on a regular basis. I say dump them.
  17. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    I watched the CSNBA-SD telecast on D* and on Comcast SD and they both were terrible. Maybe it's a CSNBA SD issue.
  18. Barmat

    Barmat Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    This is my guess without any real knowledge. DirecTV and CSN are in a pissing match. Comcast has unannounced HD broadcasts and DirecTV compresses the hell out of the SD. Each side trying to F with us.
  19. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    comcast only owns 20% of csn Chicago the rest is owned by the teams.
  20. italiano116

    italiano116 Mentor

    Mar 31, 2006
    The bottom line in this matter is to keep pushing Directv into getting full time HD on both CSNBA and CSNCA. We are a big enough area to have them. I wonder because they are my local rsn's, we are intitled to have them in HD and Directv is breaking the contract. And I don't have to stay with them for thm rest of the two years.

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