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Closed Circuit Sports of Yesteryear
Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:55 PM
Being the only sports lover in my family, I never had the opportunity to see any of these telecasts. I've always wondered how the events were projected. That is, being the 60s, what kind of projectors were they using to display an image large enough to fill a movie theater screen? And how was the picture quality? It couldn't have been very good. Even the video tapes of these fights that get shown today on ESPN Classic, etc., don't look so hot.
I worked at a high end electronics store in the mid 70s when the first front projector CRT televisions for homes were being introduced and they were dim and blurry. This was more than a decade after the period to which I'm referring, insofar as the theatrical showings are concerned. It really makes me wonder just what the experience was like with images blown up many times this size. Anyone have any recollections?
Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:17 PM
The PQ wasn't very good like you said. It was dim and not too sharp.
If you were rich enough to own a Big Dish back then, those events were in the clear. Nowadays of course, cable and DBS killed closed circuit.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:48 PM
Edited by Pepster, 25 January 2009 - 11:51 PM.