CBS May Expand NFL HD In 2007

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  1. tonyd79

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    The NFL contract does mandate all games in HD but not until 2009.

    The contracts just started this year. They aren't going anywhere right now.
     
  2. purtman

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    Hopefully, CBS will improve its HDTV light. I have DirecTV and I noticed some pixelation with some of the games they have been showing. It's only an issue with CBS.
     
  3. stw2323

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    All I can say is that CBS should be embarrassed. Most people did not buy these HD home entertainment centers just to watch CSI-Miami. Most people bought them to watch sports. It's terrible
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    I wouldn't say most people bought to watch sports. Surveys have shown a lot of people bought widescreen TVs to watch widescreen DVDs and don't even know if they are otherwise watching HD.

    I like sports... but I also realize the costs involved... and to be fair, ESPN/ABC has a lot of crappy coverage of their HD games (some SD widescreen cameras and poor production)... so I would much rather CBS buy better equipment over time than rush into things.

    FOX seems to have done a good job once they moved to HD... but remember, FOX tried a couple of years to sell everyone on "FOX Widescreen" which was 480p before they finally jumped to 720p HD.
     
  5. purtman

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    Too bad you missed it. It was on D* Ch. 95. All of the NFL Network games have been on HD.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

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    Probably also worth mentioning that the FOX Atlanta/Philadelphia game yesterday was not in HD. IT was widescreen, but very clearly not in HD like the earlier FOX game of the day had been.

    So probably a bad day to boo CBS and praise FOX for HD NFL.
     
  7. TheRatPatrol

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    Why doesn't D* put the NFL HD feed on a sub-channel (is that the correct term?) of 212, like they do with the local HD channels?
     
  8. Hound

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    I watched the Eagles/Atlanta game OTA here in NJ off of WTXF-Phila and it was in HD. No doubt about it.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

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    I find that hard to believe. Not saying you personally are making it up... but multiple camera angles were not HD. They were widescreen, but very blocky and blurry like the FOX widescreen games are from time to time.

    I gather that FOX used their HD cameras on the bowl games today so some were not available yesterday like usual for Sunday.. and that was why the game I watched was not actually HD.

    The 1pm game (Carolina/New Orleans) was very sharp and typical good FOX HD... but the 4pm game was not of the same quality.
     
  10. bidger

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    Confirm. Every NFLN game has been brdcst. in HD on ch. 95.
     
  11. DCSholtis

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    The only FOX game yesterday that was in FOX Widescreen instead of HD was the SF/Denver game. They had to use FSN Rocky Mountain's equipment instead of the mothership's as their trucks could not get into Denver in time due to the storms.
     
  12. Cmmsh

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    I am so annoyed that I had no idea NFL N games were being broadcast in HD on DirecTV. I have gone the whole season watching it in crap SD. I wish they would have let us know. Half the time, I don't use the guide -- I just hit 212. Oh well. Next year, I guess.

    And BTW, HDMe, Atl/Philly game certainly was in HD where I live.
     
  13. bamahd

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    Great to be a part of this fine forum.
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    Perhaps there was a local feed problem where I am... I remember looking a couple of times because I wanted to watch the Atlanta/Philly game (rooting for Philly of course)... but ended up watching Miami/Indy because that was in HD on CBS.
     
  15. jimbo09

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    The graphics were weird on that game (SF/Den) , too. If you still have the highlight reels from Sunday on your DVR, check out the scoreboard at the top. It looked like last years(maybe?), not the usual sleek scoreboard with the colors to match the teams.

    No big deal, just for a second I thought it was CBS.:lol:
     
  16. Hound

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    I agree with Dan. After the Eagles/Falcons game ended, WTXF in Philly changed to
    the Niners/Broncos and immediately, I thought the field looked faded, the green
    was not as green (maybe it was the snow taken off the field). I watched the
    conclusion of the Niners/Broncos and the images were not as sharp and it did not
    seem to be in HD. The Eagles OTA was definitely HD. My son was home from
    college watching with me and we switched between the Dish feed, local cable
    feed and OTA feed. My son could see that the OTA feed was a little sharper than
    the multi video provider feed. But the Dish feed and local cable was HD as well.
    My son was very impressed with the OTA HD feed and we made a point of talking
    about how good the Eagles game looked in HD.

    HDMe, your local Fox affiliate may have downrezzed the feed.
     
  17. rcoleman111

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    Most of the NFL Replay games on Tuesday and Wednesday are carried in HD on Ch. 95 as well. I have a Series Link on my HR20 and I get them automatically.
     
  18. Lord Vader

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    Sign up for DTV's weekly schedule via Emails. Every Thursday DTV sends me an Email with the upcoming weekend's games--HD games in particular--and their corresponding channel #'s.
     

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