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NHL 2008-09 Thread - DTV - Centre Ice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Oilfan, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Mar 2, 2009 #1581 of 1852
    dhkinil

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    HD is obviously best but I always prefer widescreen SD to upconvert, at least you have the broader view of the game.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2009 #1582 of 1852
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    That is incorrect. All CBC Hockey Night In Canada games are broadcast in HD. Essentially if you live in Canada its HD. VS last year did not supply CBC games in HD when they utilized it as a second game broadcast.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2009 #1583 of 1852
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    I too noticed that the CSN feed looked awful. My hunch - and I have no idea why this would be - is that what we ended up seeing had at some point been downconverted to a widescreen SD telecast. It was definitely native wide screen material but it was definitely not HD.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2009 #1584 of 1852
    blackhawkzone

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    that is what they tell you, but that is wrong. cbc currently owns 2 hd trucks (one in the east, one in the west) and usually one of the early games is in SD widescreen (usually the habs or the sens)

    You can confirm that one any of the canadian satellite forums. A good one is http://www.digitalhome.ca/
     
  5. Mar 3, 2009 #1585 of 1852
    n3ntj

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    And if I recall, only a few cities in Canada actually have CBC HD affiliates. If I recall, it was Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and maybe Calgary? If D* is going to get a CBC OTA feed, it has to come from one of these cities, unless it comes from NHL Network.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2009 #1586 of 1852
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    I recall someone saying, last year, that all the Canadian teams CI feeds to the US, go through the NHL Center in Toronto. I don't think they pick up any Canadian feeds OTA.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2009 #1587 of 1852
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    I thought people in Buffalo, Detroit and maybe Seattle on here reported getting the CBC-HD feed via OTA?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2009 #1588 of 1852
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    Buffalo & Detroit would be via Toronto OTA and Seattle would be via Vancouver OTA.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2009 #1589 of 1852
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    We will need to wait until the end of the regular season to see what happens on the NHL Network but I wouldn't hold my breath for many playoff games.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2009 #1590 of 1852
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    No HD for the Devils vs Islanders today. MSG & MSG+ both blacked out. Anybody know why?
     
  11. Mar 7, 2009 #1591 of 1852
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    paakoridge

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    See thread 'MSG in HD'- 21 Jan. MSG pulled the plug on HD for Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres due to unspecified contract issue with the NHL (short read- Dolan screws the fans again) :mad:
     
  13. Mar 7, 2009 #1593 of 1852
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    Another KINGS game not in real HD.I hate this up convert stuff.I'd rather watch in SD !
     
  14. Mar 7, 2009 #1594 of 1852
    loudo

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    What, you like to watch fuzzy video? Don't you think it looks better in upconverted SD? It looks a lot sharper on my TV, than SD does, but it is no where as good as it is in 16x9 HD.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2009 #1595 of 1852
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    Yeah they only have what, 10 games in HD the whole season. Pretty sad for an LA team. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Mar 7, 2009 #1596 of 1852
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    D* has said it broadcasts NHL Center Ice HD hockey games, But it then sends out a SD 4x3 upconvert with sidebards. Yes it is clearer than the SD feed but it is not HD, it is Enhanced Definition, not High Definition.

    I guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is.......:lol:

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    The ATSC has created 18 commonly used digital broadcast formats for video. The lowest quality digital format is about the same as the highest quality an analog TV can display. The 18 formats cover differences in:

    Aspect ratio - Standard television has a 4:3 aspect ratio -- it is four units wide by three units high. HDTV has a 16:9 aspect ratio, more like a movie screen.

    Resolution - The lowest standard resolution (SDTV) will be about the same as analog TV and will go up to 704 x 480 pixels. The highest HDTV resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. HDTV can display about ten times as many pixels as an analog TV set.

    Frame rate - A set's frame rate describes how many times it creates a complete picture on the screen every second. DTV frame rates usually end in "i" or "p" to denote whether they are interlaced or progressive. DTV frame rates range from 24p (24 frames per second, progressive) to 60p (60 frames per second, progressive).
     
  17. Mar 7, 2009 #1597 of 1852
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    Actually you can watch in SD. You can watch either the SD or upconverted game on both the Wild or LA feed.

    I agree with you on the SD. Sometimes I'd rather watch the SD feed and fill up all the real estate of my big screen rather than a 4:3 upconverted signal with black bars on the sides. The upconvert doesn't fill the screen and stretching it doesn't work well. If it's a good quality SD feed my TV will upscale it pretty well and fill the screen and it it more enjoyable to watch.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2009 #1598 of 1852
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    But you can't blame D* for that, they are taking the signal given to them and rebroadcasting it. I do agree though that they need to remove the HD label when the game is not in HD. Basically FSN is broadcasting a non HD game over a full time HD channel.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2009 #1599 of 1852
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  20. Mar 7, 2009 #1600 of 1852
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    Anaheim Ducks & LA Kings both.

    Do the Dolans have a stake in Fox Sports West?:rolleyes:
     

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