After watching the Superbowl on ABC, I must say that the network still has a little further to go for a really outstanding presentation. The picture quality was stunning. On my setup (Dish 6000 receiver, 8VSB tuner, Toshiba 57" 16X9 Monitor) it didn't look quite as good as CBS HD but still quite excellent for 720P upconverted to 1080i. In this regard, I'm completely satisfied. Now if you want to talk about the actual coverage of the game, there is where ABC has more work to do. First, why in the hell haven't they figured out a way to place the yellow first down line on the field like they do on the standard def feed? CBS can't do it either and I'm having trouble believing that with all of the high paid engineers they have running that place, nobody has come up with a fix. Second, the HD camera angles were different from the regular SD feeds. It got quite distracting because John Madden would be explaining a play using his finger painting monitor while we are looking at some nutball in the stands with his tongue hanging out. Third, it looked as though the hand held HD camera operators were being treated like second class citizens. We could barely see the coin toss because the steadycam SD operator was pushing everyone else aside. The half time show was almost a bust because the hand helds were getting blocked by spectators and security guards. Lord knows why they had 2 separate camera crews in the first place when all they needed was to simply downcovert the HD video to SD like what CBS does. With that said though, there were some good things about the broadcast. Most if not all of the replays were in HD. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sounded fantastic and the video quality as a whole was nothing short of spectacular. The HD movie trailers were also quite a treat especially the trailer for Bad Boys II. All in all, not bad for the first true HDTV superbowl (I think?). Hopefully future sporting events will get better as the technical crews works out the bugs.