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Speed HD! When did that happen?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Spoonie, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. Spoonie

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    I thought that it was going to be available next year. Nice surprise. Too bad Speed is now primarily a NASCAR Channel which sucks IMO.
     
  2. JeffBowser

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    Well, if we're gonna denigrate Nascar, why stop there :lol: Why people like watching cars go around in circles for hours has always befuddled me.
    :D
     
  3. ztrips

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    Now if F1M would start sending out HD feeds...
     
  4. jimb726

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    Its been on for at least 6 weeks, if I recall it may have been in the last big batch of channels.
     
  5. Randino

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    yep, it's been there a while dude
     
  6. SFNSXguy

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    Haven't seen any HD content yet.
     
  7. iceturkee

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    they have already stated they will begin hd programming in early february to coincide with speed weeks.
     
  8. davring

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    They have very little HD broadcasts because they can't find any left turn only HD cameras:)
     
  9. Greg Alsobrook

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  11. Ed Campbell

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    Dunno if it's HD quality or not; but, F1 has been telecast in 16x9 for quite a while in Europe. One of the US "Big Guy" networks let it accidentally air - once - in that format in SD, this year.
     
  12. trdrjeff

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    Since there's no passing in F1 just record record the Rose Parade New Years Day and watch it at FF1 or FF2.
     
  13. SPACEMAKER

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    It cracks me up when people whine about the NASCAR content on Speed. I guess they don't realize that the ratings the NASCAR programming generates keep that channel afloat.
     
  14. Spoonie

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    So what. Who cares?

    I love watching racing. I could care less about what folks who aren't into racing have to say about racing.
     
  15. Spoonie

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    Not true. Speed Survived for 12 years without any NASCAR programming before FOX bought them out. Nascar may be popular in america but there are other forms of racing that people are interested in. NASCAR is what it is. NASCAR is the WWE of racing.
     
  16. billmarc

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    But some of those tracks are ovals. It is nothing more than stock car racing, which I used to watch on Chicago local television back in the fifties (Back then they were mostly all run on dirt tracks.). Now the BIG money has discovered that people will pay BIG bucks to go watch in person...

    billmarc
     
  17. Spoonie

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    One F1 pass is worth 100 NASCAR passes IMO. And there is more to racing than just passing. F1 fans enjoy the technology (which is an area where NASCAR is lacking IMO), the strategy, and yes the racing. Its OK to like NASCAR. It just isn’t my cup of tea. Is that OK?
     
  18. Spoonie

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    Me neither. But the SD programming looks much nicer on an HD channel IMO.
     
  19. Spoonie

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    We did get a couple races (last year) that were converted digital broadcasts (not true HD). The USGP did appear to be in full HD. The US GP as well as the other digital broadcast was on the FOX channel (the parent company of speed). The rest of the races were on speed. I'm hoping that all the races next year will at least be in the digital format.
     
  20. chris0

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    One can simplify just about any sport like that.
    Baseball: A guy hits a ball with a stick and runs in a circle, big deal.
    Golf: A guy tries to hit a ball with a stick and make it go into a hole, boring.
    It's all about the details of a game/sport that makes it interesting. To each his/her own.
     
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