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comparing RedZone Channel to NFL RedZone
Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:49 AM
First, the NFL RedZone is like a flashback, with old RedZone Channel anchor Scott Hanson (?) hosting. 15 minutes in, and the DTV RedZone Channel uses split screen a bit more. And NFL RedZone HD split screen in produced for 4 x 3 screens, with two 16 x 9 screens one over the other (and set off a little from each other side to side) all in the center cut area. RedZone Channel HD OTOH puts two 16x9 shots next to each other across the whole 16 x 9 real estate.
With both channels live, DirecTV's version is actually ahead by about 4 seconds showing the same programming. NFL Redzone is about 6 seconds behind the live programming I get OTA too.
The bottom line is that both Red Zone services are nearly identical.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:20 PM
If I compare my OTA with my SAT delivered version of the same channel, it's usually about 2 seconds delayed on the SAT version. That's the time it takes them to capture the OTA, send it up, then send it back down to me.
So if NFL Red Zone isn't adding much more delay to that, I consider it a well-accomplished feat.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 03:03 PM
Their coverage throughout the afternoon was nearly identical. Most of the time they were both covering the same plays at the same time. I'd say DirecTV pulled the trigger more often on a quick (4-8 second) look in while in the midst of other coverage; NFL RedZone would give the coverage to the relevant plays after the prior coverage had more resolution.
Audio from DTV RedZone Channel is DD 5.1, including the studio host overlaid on the center channel. NFL RedZone showed up as 'direct' on my AV receiver, but did give me surrround when I manually changed to Dolby prologic. Not a big deal to me...
Anyway, the two RedZone services are virtually interchangable.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:23 PM
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:22 PM