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HD Discusson: Speed (Channel 607)


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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Discussion thread for the new HD channel: Speed (Channel 607)

Topics: PQ, Programming, Stretch-0-vision (we hope not!), etc.

And don't forget our other coverage of the new DIRECTV HD channels:

The list of Launched Channels,
Troubleshooting Tips for the New HD Channels,
and just for fun, The "I Got Them!" Challenge.


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#2 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:05 AM

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#3 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:42 AM

SPEED said their HD launch would be Feb. 7th with 100 hours of Daytona coverage. ???????????

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:09 AM

Looks better, black bars though. :(

Now lets see if F1 is widescreen this weekend!!!!
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:58 AM

Agreed about the upcoming F1 finale in wide screen!

I guess the NASCAR replays will be in HD but most of their content is SD?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:00 AM

Agreed about the upcoming F1 finale in wide screen!

I guess the NASCAR replays will be in HD but most of their content is SD?


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:01 AM

Glad we got the station, but it won't be until February till we get the full effect.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:33 AM

A number of these new "HD" stations are often placeholders for future content.

It isn't really that different than a local network affiliate of, say, NBC. The majority of the broadcast day is SD until a network HD feed comes in at night for a few hours.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:35 AM

WoooHOOOO!!

This is something I was excited about getting. Yeah, it's not full blown HD yet, but it already looks better than what we had. I'm also looking forward/hoping for a full screen version of the F1 finale this weekend.
Btw, for those of you that didn't think this was coming, you should have paid better attention around here. ;) It has been mentioned that SpeedHD was listed in www.zap2it.com TV listings last week. That is usually a good tip that something is on the way. However, I wasn't holding my breath either. I thought it was too good to be true.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:46 AM

Agreed about the upcoming F1 finale in wide screen!

I guess the NASCAR replays will be in HD but most of their content is SD?


Actually its all HD, if you catch practice, qualifying, etc highlights from Speed on ESPN, they are HD.

TSN uses the Speed HD backhaul for all their coverage in Canada and they have always gotten everything in HD.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:13 AM

Almost everything Speed records in relation to racing events is done with HD capable cameras. This includes ARCA, Grand-Am and NASCAR events. I'm sure 'they'll' surprise us with some coverage between now and Feb.... that Grand-Am race at the end of January just might be HD too ;)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:14 AM

Oh man, c'mon SPEED and surprise us with the F1 finale in glorious HD ;)

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:26 AM

Just got an email back from Speed TV, asking about the last race of the season. Here is their response:

Although produced in HD, Formula 1 races are not available to any
broadcaster in that format. We hope that situation will change in 2008.
The F1 event from Brazil will be shown in upconverted 16x9 aspect ratio.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:28 AM

Finally. I mean, ESPN2 has been showing Nascar in HD for half a year. (Although I can hardly watch it any more. I just fast-forward to the interesting stuff.)
They BETTER show F1 in HD. And they should bring back Austrailian V8 supercars and WRC...... I mean even if they showed them at 2:00am so I could record them, instead of ANOTHER repeat of Inside Nascar......
THAT would make it worthy again. Maybe ESPN can pick those up.....
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:48 AM

The F1 event from Brazil will be shown in upconverted 16x9 aspect ratio.


that'll be great. an unexpected bonus really. The candian RSN station is saying they'll have F1HD in 2008.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

that'll be great. an unexpected bonus really. The candian RSN station is saying they'll have F1HD in 2008.


Hi. Can you show me the source of TSN (I think you had typo calling it RSN) saying they will have F1 in HD in 2008?

They have shown F1 in widescreen all year I understand, but I did not know they had said HD was a go for 2008?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:54 AM

Just got an email back from Speed TV, asking about the last race of the season. Here is their response:

Although produced in HD, Formula 1 races are not available to any
broadcaster in that format. We hope that situation will change in 2008.
The F1 event from Brazil will be shown in upconverted 16x9 aspect ratio.



....so basically it'll be shown just like the Fox races earlier this season?

That's cool....
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:04 AM

Hi. Can you show me the source of TSN (I think you had typo calling it RSN) saying they will have F1 in HD in 2008?


I got confused, its RDS. too many acronyms. Anyway here it is

http://translate.goo.../language_tools

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:39 AM

....so basically it'll be shown just like the Fox races earlier this season?

That's cool....


Thats fine with me, it will look alot better in 16:9

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:06 AM

Not being a NASCAR fan, it's gonna be a LOOONG time before this channel has any actual value to me.

I don't have anything against the NASCAR fans, just stating the obvious about where SPEED will spend their production dollars first.
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