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DirecTV 2012 Olympics coverage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by cjrleimer, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Aug 2, 2012 #501 of 507

    Athenian Legend

    Nov 16, 2005
    "In addition to the more than 300 cameras covering the events in standard 2D, there are 30 ENG cameras, 20 rigs and three Olympic Broadcasting Services trucks dedicated to 3D coverage. There’s even a Panasonic viewing theater on site introducing fans to a three-dimensional view of the Games. "

    Inside the First-Ever Olympics in 3D
  2. Aug 2, 2012 #502 of 507
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Yes, going to the games is a good way to get a 3D view. :D
  3. Aug 2, 2012 #503 of 507
    Dan B

    Dan B Legend

    Mar 6, 2007
    About half of the events I recorded yesterday using the Olympics App (the one accessed with the red button) were not the events they were supposed to be. Combined with the delayed/extended start times of live events and no way to manage conflicts or alter start/end times in the app, it is not as useful as it should be.
  4. Aug 2, 2012 #504 of 507

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Funny thing about all this fuzziness on scheduling. The Washington Post lists almost in minute detail what is on when. Instead of just a list of sports, they list approximate times for each event.

    Why do they have that and the NBC apps don't?
  5. Aug 2, 2012 #505 of 507

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    The problem is that NBC isn't sticking with their own schedule. A good portion of today's daytime coverage on NBC was nowhere close to their online schedule. A volleyball match that was supposed to be in the daytime block was nowhere to be found, and there was a beach volleyball match (that was supposed to be in prime time) and a women's canoeing event (supposed to be in late night) instead. I've noticed similar issues at various points earlier in these Olympics, and NBC always manages to fix their online schedule to show what actually was shown - AFTER the coverage is over! If it were possible to go back in time and set a recording in response to the schedule change...

    My only major complaint with NBC's Olympic coverage is that they make it so painfully hard to find the events you actually want to watch.
  6. Aug 2, 2012 #506 of 507

    Baldmaga Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    They air what they think is interesting, and if someone from the US does well in an event they weren't predicted to do well in (like Judo today), that coverage will go into overdrive.
  7. Aug 3, 2012 #507 of 507

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    HEADS UP - Anyone out west with recordings set on NBC tomorrow or Sunday may want to make adjustments. Quoting from the thread in the TV Show Talk forum:

    This is not (yet) reflected in the on-screen guide, nor is it reflected in the online schedule.

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