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Why no MSG HD feed for Sabres/Ducks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by spidey, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. lokar

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    I think it's as simple as 1080i vs 720p.
     
  2. GlennDio

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    you know I am inclined to agree with you ...but hockey of all sports should be the one that should favor the 720p with all of its fast action ... and not all 1080i is better for sports ...Fox NFL while not as good as CBS IMHO is miles ahead of NBC ... NBC is easily the lowest quality sports video quality I have seen in HD
     
  3. sigma1914

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    Must be your local NBC. Dallas' NBC looks stunning.
     
  4. GlennDio

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    could be ... even OTA it has tons of artifacts etc. on Sunday night football and NHL games...
     
  5. sigma1914

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    Ours used to be a macroblock mess a couple years ago...Somehow it got better.
     
  6. dvdmth

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    Does the Dallas NBC affiliate carry any sub-channels? In Denver (and, from what I understand, many other markets), the local NBC station carries two sub-channels - weather and Universal Sports. This reduces available bandwidth for the primary NBC HD feed, which leads to worse overall PQ. Our CBS affiliate, for comparison, has no sub-channels.

    There's more that goes into PQ than whether a channel is 720p or 1080i. All things being equal, 720p "should" be better for sports, at least in theory.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    Yeah, there's 2 subs I think. I thought I once read something about some of locals being directly fiber fed to the uplink.
     
  8. lokar

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    Come to think of it and to provide an example against my own point, Versus HD usually doesn't look very good to me at all and that is 1080i. Although HDNet looked fantastic in 1080i a few years ago when they had games. Theoretically 720p should be better for sports but I have never seen a really good looking 720p game, although the UEFA Champions League games are pretty good on the 480s when those are in session. So I guess 1080i increases your chances of a good looking game but it is not the only factor.
     
  9. scoop8

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    It looks good to me as well in Dallas.

    You're right, there are 2 sub-channels sharing the NBC channel in Dallas/Ft Worth:

    Station Info: Digital Full-Power - 891 kW
    Subchannels: 5.1 KXAS/NBC, 5.2 DFW Nonstop, 5.3 Universal Sports

    Same here. I've tried to follow the technical convos here about which format is better, 720p or 1080i, but I just know what my eyes have told me for years; the CBS football, and some of the other 1080i 'casts on other outlets, always look better to me than 720p games.
     
  10. boromatt

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    Well, we were in glorious HD - shame about the result....
     
  11. crimpshrine

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    It was a pretty good result if you ask me! ;)
     
  12. Cyber36

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    Sabres game was the only one available to watch last night. Rangers were home(BO), Islanders were away(BO). That game should have been available since they were playing out of market, correct??
     
  13. PrinceLH

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    Yes, I see the Sabres were playing Florida tonight and the Devils were blacked out! Great! What's the sense of having regional sports channels, when they black out your own region?
     

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