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Masters Debated

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Maruuk, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. Apr 8, 2010 #1 of 13

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    We know the Masters is on crappy blur-o-vision ESPN fake HD tomorrow in 720p. But, we also know it's also over in that D* cluster at 700+. We can assume they're taking the ESPN camera feeds in true 1080i HD but are they also forced to dumb it down to 720 or does D* have their own little network joint happening to keep the vid in HD? I seem to remember from last year the 700+ D* channels were in actual true HD when ESPN of course wasn't.

    Also, didn't there used to be all day coverage of the Masters on some channel or another? I mean, this is the MASTERS we're talking about, not the Alpo Open! We won't even see Tiger on the course starting at 4:30 ET! Are they kidding? No Tiger? What's the point?
  2. Apr 8, 2010 #2 of 13

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

    Sep 18, 2006
    720p and 1080i are almost identical as far as resolution. Most sports channels choose 720p since it is better at handling fast motion. Many people assume that 1080i is better than 720p just because it is a higher number, but that is not always the case. Of course, 1080p is a big leap over 720p/1080i.

    ESPN puts it like this: 'Progressive scan technology produces better images for the fast moving orientation of sports television. Simply put, with 104 mph fastballs in baseball and 120 mph shots on goal in hockey, the line-by-line basis of progressive scan technology better captures the inherent fast action of sports. For ESPN, progressive scan technology makes perfect sense.'

  3. Apr 8, 2010 #3 of 13

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    ESPN along with ABC and others concluded after many studies that 720P was better at rendering HD than 1080I so they use it in all of their Events but particularly their Sports Productions. They concluded it handled Fast Motion & Action better than 1080I. This has been debated for years now, where have you been???

    720P is not being in a state of Dumbed Down any more than 1080I is Dumbed Down. Of course True HD would be 1080P but you won't see that yet but you can see 3-D by ESPN but not on Directv yet.

    Channel 701 thru 705 carries the Directv Special Productions such as Amen Corner, Holes 15 & 16 and of course 703 which carries the actual Masters in whole as it is happening and not just some holes which is what 704 and 705 show.
  4. Apr 8, 2010 #4 of 13

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    We know the Masters is on crappy blur-o-vision ESPN fake HD tomorrow in 720p.

    I dont even know where to begin when someone posts a ridiculous statement like this...HD can be 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, it has always been that way and may be that way for a long time....
  5. Apr 8, 2010 #5 of 13

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I think by the Nature of his Post that he wants to be belligerent and start some crap. He is probably Bored and just wants to argue!!!
  6. Apr 8, 2010 #6 of 13

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    What a mess of a topic. EPIC FAIL by the OP when it comes to understanding HD resolutions.
  7. Apr 8, 2010 #7 of 13
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Maruuk has been making posts like this for years. Sigh and move on.

    As for his point about all day coverage, no, there never has been. In fact, coverage of the first two days is a relatively recent event. We used to have to be satisfied with a half hour wrap up late night, after the late local news, on CBS.

    As for Maruuk's statement that "this is the Masters we're talking about", the Masters Committee would respond with a big yawn. Remember a dozen years ago when there were protests about no women members at Augusta? The organizers of the protests tried (successfully) to put pressure on CBS and advertisers. The Masters Committee responded by pulling ALL commercials out of the broadcast voluntarily that year. The common wisdom back then was that they would be just as happy to kill TV coverage for a year altogether, except they were locked into the contract with CBS.

    Maruuk, Augusta National does their own thing. They could care less about you, me and Tiger's tee time.
  8. Apr 8, 2010 #8 of 13

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    An extension of the all-to-common (but equally inane) OAR argument.
  9. Apr 8, 2010 #9 of 13

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    "Masters Debated" :confused: ?

    Could that be a veiled reference to what the OP does to occupy himself while not watching the crappy, blurry Masters?
  10. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004

    Nick scores an ace.
  11. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    There is nothing inane about the OAR argument. You've already shown that you lack a basic understanding of it however.
  12. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Kudos to Nick and Hoosier!
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    OK, this one's gone downhill fast, hasn't it?

    Feel free to start another thread about DIRECTV's Masters coverage in this forum, or about the Masters in general in the Sports forum, but this one's done.
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