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NFL Football HD question

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. mwhip

    mwhip AllStar

    Aug 17, 2006
    I am in Dallas and was watching the Cowboy game on FOX. Every now and then the signal would go from HD to SD...I think. The game would be widescreen with DD 5.1 then it would go to non widescreen (not sure what you call it) and the sound would not be DD. This happened about 5 times for 5 minutes or less. It was just odd I know that DirecTV has to turn off HDnet or TNT HD to help with Sunday ticket but not sure what caused this.
  2. Pragmatic Lemur

    Pragmatic Lemur AllStar

    Sep 20, 2006

    It is called 4:3 or 4 by 3. Anytime you are watching a live HD feed, you run the risk of seeing technical difficulties. This last week was the first week in which I saw the Colts entire game with no issues. Last week, the DD kept going out and coming back. Sometimes the picture leaves completely. I haven't seend a 16:9 HD feed go to 4:3 on Directv before, but I am sure it is possible. I have seen it on Cable plenty of times. It usually isn't the provider though. On a live broadcast like that, it is usually the broadcast itself.
  3. sdsanta

    sdsanta Cool Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    I've also noticed that the picture will switch to SD if the network is broadcasting an alert or notice. For instance, one time ABC had a severe weather crawl at the bottom of the screen. Everytime the crawl came on the picture went from HD to SD.

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