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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, Dec 28, 2007.
Hate to see the low-rent district, then.
Hopefully we'll see some true HD content soon...
I second this solution as being a great one. Our local NBC affiliate which isn't broadcasting local news in HD yet has started doing this on their local newscasts, with very nice attractive slowly moving graphics. It gives you the illusion of being a widescreen presentation. Much better than black bars.
Tennis channel looks horrible. It's not much better than SD. Not to mention the stretch-o-vision which is by far the worst implementation I've seen to date.
The problem is even ESPN isn't doing the majority of college basketball games in HD like they do in football. CSTV and ESPNU don't do ANY HD games at this point.
CNBC, Fox Business News, and the Weather Channel all do some nice things with the sidebars when only filling the 4:3 area with primary content - the side content is always HD, and always informative graphical information.
I've never seen anything aside from regular black pillar bars on the Weather Channel, aside from the Local on the 8s which is in 16:9 HD. When have you seen stuff like FBN and CNBC?
I don't have the magazine here at work, but I'm pretty sure the ad in this month's AccessDirecTV magazine says that Tennis HD will be in the HD Extra package.
Now whether that's a misprint or not, I don't know, but it got my attention.
That doesn't make sense really, given that HD Extra isn't supposed to contain channels with SD equivalents. So I'd guess misprint.
Yea, ESPN has done a poor job for HD college basketball while college football is still ongoing. CSTV, however, has nothing of importance right now except college basketball. CSTV has the rights to the upcoming Rhode Island(23) vs. Dayton (20) matchup. ESPN would broadcast a top-25 matchup in HD. The idiots at CSTV aren't even broadcasting the game, much less in HD.
I never watch college basketball, but do watch their college hockey games, which CSTV does a good job with. True HD would make them a lot better.
As opposed to false HD?
As opposed to the out of proportion picture resulting from Stretch-O-Vision HD.
Stretch-o-vision is by definition not HD, so I don't even give it that much credit by putting "HD" anywhere near it.
I agree, but those Stretch-O-Vision channels are still listed as HD channels, because they are in 720p or 1080i, although not considered as such by many.
Tennis Channel just got rid of the horrible stretch-o-vision about 15 minutes ago. :joy:
I just came to post this. Maybe there is hope for changing Stretch-o-Vision channels.
Let's hope it's not just a temporary technical glitch, and they actually mean to keep the channel in it's correct aspect ratio. If so, I applaud them!
lol, aren't they both???
I wonder if the stretch-o-vision was a DIRECTV screw-up or a Tennis Channel screw-up...
When Tennis Channel puts out a press release saying they are the "crown jewel of HD" (or something to that affect), you wouldn't think they'd be stretching programs. So maybe DIRECTV was the culprit of the stretching?
I actually saw some 16x9 hd on The tennis channel this morning.
last night when this got announced in the chat room, i went to cstv also, but they are still stretched.
i don't know if they are both owned by the same parent company, but i was hoping