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For once Swanni's right: This isn't "HD," FOX!

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Lord Vader, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Richierich

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    Yes Sir Boss just trying to have a little fun and pointing out that I must have an Excellent Scaler in my Display Device because I am not that disappointed with my Fox Broadcast but I will be watching it a little closer from now on.
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

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    I saw the World Series on a 50" plasma for the first inning at an eating establishment....several innings on my 55" LCD...and the end on my 42" LCD.

    No blur-o-vision, clear HD, and nothing even remotely resembling the near-SD quality some would seem to portray this broadcast.

    Was it the best HD I've ever seen - hardly.

    Was it the worst HD I've seen - nope.
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    I don't know what YOU were smoking, Mr. FOX Employee, but their HD coverage was pathetic at best. It looked like !pusht!

    Your observations are spot on.

    Have you checked out the AVS forum? There are a LOT of posts blasting FOX's poor HD broadcast of the WS. That's a respected forum in the A/V world. I tend to think they're more accurate in their criticisms than you are in your praise.

    BTW, for how long have you worked at FOX? ;)
     
  4. Lord Vader

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    (Emphasis added.)

    You are SO right, Stuart. It was AWFUL on both my Sammy LED DLP and my Panasonic plasma.

    The quality was so bad it made me want to :barf:
     
  5. Richierich

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    Well, I just don't see it so I must have An Incredible Scaler which Pleases Me to the Nth Degree!!!

    But Please don't Zap me with your Darth Vader Thingy and send me into a Time Warp because I speak my Opinion.

    You are Welcome to Come Over and Point Out How Bad It Is On My Display Device!!!

    Afterwards, we can have a couple of Cold Beverages!!!

    I have been working for Fox for 12 years, why do you ask??? :lol:
     
  6. Hutchinshouse

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    Or a display that's not calibrated correctly. :lol: Or you're sitting beyond the recommend viewing distance. ;). I like others can see the difference. You have to understand, I'm not saying it's poor, I'm saying it's not as good as 1080i.
     
  7. Davenlr

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    What is that green blurry stuff around the pitchers mount and in the outfield I am seeing on my calibrated Sharp Aquos with DVDO video processor?? Looks like grass, but on TBS, I could count the blades.
     
  8. Hutchinshouse

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    After watching the game tonight, it's not a 720 thing. To me it looks like the video is bit starved. It's like we're watching the game off the Internet.
     
  9. Richierich

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    EXACTLY LIKE THEY MAY BE PLAYING AROUND WITH THE BITRATES PERHAPS!!! :lol:
     
  10. Maruuk

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    I'm getting the D* DNS HD feed out of Fox LA. And it looks really good for 720p. Everybody's accessing the content via different stations and providers. Apples and oranges.
     
  11. Maruuk

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    Whatever the limitations of your set or your eyesight or your egos, one ruling principle is undeniable: Giants Rule!!!
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    I would have thought you would have said that the Rangers look blurry and ugly in 720p... :D:lol:
     
  13. Richierich

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    GREAT!!! Maybe they have Upped the Bitrate and now it looks better.
     
  14. Hutchinshouse

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    FOX is using wireless HD cameras for this broadcast. I thought maybe bitrates came into play. Whatever it is, something is not right. The shot of the city last night had a ton of noise in the video. Many compression artifacts. Search the web, many sites are saying FOX HD is not the best when compared to other HD channels. Clearly we’re not all crazy. OK, I am a little crazy. However, my eyes are razor sharp (with glasses), my TV is calibrated and I sit the recommended distance. I assure you FOX HD is not as good as others. The evidence speaks volumes.
     
  15. Hutchinshouse

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    After the past two games, that is a fact! Offensive powerhouse!
     
  16. Richierich

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    I agree that FOX could do better but maybe it is your Affiliate that is causing the problem by not giving you enough Bitrate to see it as I am seeing it. I know you are not Crazy but I just wish you could see it on my HDTV and you would not be that disappointed.

    I believe that it must be the Affiliate that is Starving it in terms of Bitrates or we would all be seeing it. That said I also must have the Best TV Scaler in the World and that makes me a Very Happy Camper!!! :lol:
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    Is the quality what it should be or could be? No, obviously not. Is 720p HD? Yes, of course it is.
     
  18. Hutchinshouse

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    I think you nailed it there! I know it cannot be my TV. If I flip my blu-ray to 720p, the picture is very sharp. Light years ahead of FOX HD.


    FOX HD reminds me of watching the news. You know when they go to the live traffic report in HD (cough, cough). You get a live view from the helicopter. The feed is so compressed it’s not even funny. The video looks like junk, however the on-screen graphics are razor sharp.
     
  19. Hutchinshouse

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    I agree too, it’s 720p. However, something is not right, or could be done better.
     
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    All hail the World Champion San Francisco Giants! They look great even in ED!
     

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