Any word if the reverse mirror games are going to be in HD this year? It was an issue last year, and even though my local cable company gave the reverse mirror game in HD, D* didn't always offer the HD feed. Any info would be appreciated.
Ok, here's how the reverse mirror works. You have two games. One game is "primarily carried" on ESPN/2 while the second is "primarily carried" on ABC. So if you live in a market where the "primarily carried" ABC game is on your ABC affiliate, you get the ESPN/2 game in HD. If you live in a market where the game "primarily carried" on ESPN/2 is on your ABC affiliate, then you get the "primarily carried" ABC game in SD on an alternate feed for ESPN/2.
So the only chance you have in seeing both games in HD is to be a market where the ESPN HD feed isn't blacked out. This, of course, assumes they don't provide alternate HD uplinks this fall, which is a VERY good assumption.
See this site
for a good example. The Utah/Michigan game was listed as ESPN2HD which meant it was carried on the primary channel. So if you lived in an region that got the Utah/Michigan game on ABC, then you saw USC/Virginia on the ESPN2 alternate feed.
I thought (and I could be completely wrong) that you didn't have those games blacked out because of having the gameplan
Am I wrong?
Well, you're wrong. The college football games on the sports pack are not blacked out. The only benefit I could see in the GamePlan last year were the syndicated games (Raycom or PPV) and the regional ABC games not carried on the reverse mirror. I have found that only pro sports are subject to black out on the sports pack.