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RSN Discussion: Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD (640)


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#51 OFFLINE   nosok12

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:13 PM

Do you guys know if they bring the Bulls telecast in HD?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:21 AM

I live in the Mid-Atlantic and subscribe to Sports Pack as well. "Bears Blitz" on CSNC Ch 640 is blacked-out, and for the life of me I don't understand why. The program is exclusive to CSN Chicago, not shown on any other channel or network provided by Dtv. How licensing or contractural agreements come into play is beyond me. :confused:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:35 AM

Does the NFL also black out coaches shows? Specficially, I am trying to watch 640 right now - "Bears Blitz" - and am getting a 727 not locally available message. :nono2:

I may live in Houston but I don't care for the Texans ... yet the NFL is going to make me watch on the Gary Kubiak show now, too? Oh brother!



Here's a response from CSNC regarding black-outs of Bears Blitz:

"Thanks for contacting us. This year, both BEARS BLITZ and BEARS RECAP contain NFL highlights within these shows. Due to league rules, the NFL requires that these programs be blacked out in areas that are outside of the Bears territory, which is the Chicago market. Our “Bears Post Game Live” show does not contain game highlights and it will continue to be available to all of our viewers"

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:37 AM

Got the same exact response this AM.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:41 AM

Got the same exact response this AM.


Yep. That is becoming much more common for non-game football and baseball programming on the RSNs.

Completely stupid move on the part of the leagues, if you ask me. Which they have not ;)

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:34 PM

Yep. That is becoming much more common for non-game football and baseball programming on the RSNs.

Completely stupid move on the part of the leagues, if you ask me. Which they have not ;)


Seems to me they should at least allow it to people who bought Sunday Ticket and Super Fan. I pay like $400 ayear for those two things to watch my Bears, and do it year after year, and I can't even watch a show about them ?

I have the full game itself recorded already in HD, as well as the condensed version from NFL channel. What's the difference if I get a few minutes of highlights too ?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:39 PM

They should just do away with the sportspack. It's to inconsistent and people really don't know what they are getting when they pay for it. I live in sw Michigan and receive csn chicago and fsn detroit and I never did before. I don't get it!

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:21 AM

Got a question on the HD content available on this channel Do they make certain games available in SD only in certain parts of the market? Or is it a all or nothing thing, if you get the channel and the game then you get it is HD?

I ask because when I put in my zip code in the RSN tool I get this:

Comcast SportsNet (Chicago) (Ch. 640) - HD Available
Chicago Bulls (HD Available)
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Fire
Chicago White Sox

But with a Chicago zip code I get this:

Comcast SportsNet (Chicago) (Ch. 640) - HD Available
Chicago Bulls (HD Available)
Chicago Cubs (HD Available)
Chicago Fire
Chicago White Sox (HD Available)

This leads me to believe that I will not get Cubs games and White Sox games in HD only in SD. Is this correct(if so why is it that way)? or will I get them in HD?

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:45 AM

All Home games are in HD for the Bulls, Cubs and Sox, no matter where you live. Road games are either in SD, or that Fox-like widescreen SD.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:03 PM

Seems to me they should at least allow it to people who bought Sunday Ticket and Super Fan. I pay like $400 ayear for those two things to watch my Bears, and do it year after year, and I can't even watch a show about them ?

I have the full game itself recorded already in HD, as well as the condensed version from NFL channel. What's the difference if I get a few minutes of highlights too ?

(NFL Sunday ticket is 99% of the reason I am a D* customer.)

Don't they show the team shows at 11am ET on the ST channels?

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

FYI I posted this in one of the NHL threads but CSN Chicago and the Blackhawks announced the end officially of the no home game on TV deal starting with a game on Nov 11.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

Does any one know about CSN + ? This is for the overflow games that will be broadcast on 668? Currently there does not appear to be an HD signal even though it it is a home game for the Bulls. This will also be an issue with any overflow Cubs or White Sox games pushed to CSN +. Will the HD signal be broadcast with the new satellite?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

Does any one know about CSN + ? This is for the overflow games that will be broadcast on 668? Currently there does not appear to be an HD signal even though it it is a home game for the Bulls. This will also be an issue with any overflow Cubs or White Sox games pushed to CSN +. Will the HD signal be broadcast with the new satellite?

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

Does any one know about CSN + ? This is for the overflow games that will be broadcast on 668? Currently there does not appear to be an HD signal even though it it is a home game for the Bulls. This will also be an issue with any overflow Cubs or White Sox games pushed to CSN +. Will the HD signal be broadcast with the new satellite?

Thanks.


Very odd that CSN Chicago had the Bulls on CSN+ in SD, while NBAtv had an HD feed of the game what was provided by CSN Chicago.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:20 AM

I'm in Central Iowa and watched a few pre-season Cubs games on 640 in "HD". The quality was awful. It appeared to be an SD picture with too few pixels that was enlarged and stretched. Is this what people mean by CSNC Widescreen? Will the picture quality of regular season games be any better?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:04 PM

CSN has not shown any preseason games in HD, these games are shown at 480p upconverted to 1080i.

Regular season games will be 1080i.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:33 PM

CSN has not shown any preseason games in HD, these games are shown at 480p upconverted to 1080i.

Regular season games will be 1080i.



Thanks, dgordo. That's good to know.




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