SPEEDHD (Charlie let us down)

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  1. Feb 17, 2008 #81 of 205
    Badger

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    For the truck races, qualifying,re-showing of races, etc. :) I do hope those that do want it get it soon!
     
  2. Feb 17, 2008 #82 of 205
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    If you're bothering to be picky, why make such a loose comment such as "Yes Rupert 'Owns' the Fox..."?

    As of last spring, FEG owned the 38% stake in DTV. FEG was a wholly-owned sub of News Corp. Murdoch beneficially owned 31% of the News Corp shares.

    Long story short, per securities regulations, Murdoch was considered the beneficial owner of the FEG shares in DTV.

    Now that we have that straight, we still must acknowledge that 38% was not a pure controlling interest.

    However, from a practical standpoint, given News Corp's substantial board and executive (example - Carey) representation at DTV and that the only other significant DTV shareholders were relatively passive financial entities with less than a 20% aggregate interest, one must conclude that Murdoch was the big gorilla in a room full of neutered housecats.

    By the way, News Corp's interest in DTV had increased to 41% as of the end of 2007 due to DTV's 2007 share repurchases.

    The Liberty share exchange is expected to close by the end of this quarter.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2008 #83 of 205
    slowmo

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    Why do people assume that MotoGP, AMA SB, etc. will not be produced in HD?

    Heck, Speed is already showing Canadian MX in HD as well as late model dirt track racing.

    While Dorna may have other reasons to delay the transition (I haven't bothered to check) for MotoGP, I wouldn't be surprised to see a relatively quick move to HD production by the niche players responsible for AMA SB, AMA MX, etc.

    Meanwhile, I saw a brief bit of Speed HD at a pub yesterday for lunch. It appeared that commercials and other non-HD content were letterboxed rather than stretched TNT-style. That was encouraging.

    Can anyone confirm that Speed retains the proper aspect of its content?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2008 #84 of 205
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    From what I've seen they don't mess with aspect ratios, 4:3 stays 4:3.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2008 #85 of 205
    Paul Secic

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    Directv spends more money on advertising, thusly getting more customers.
     
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    RAD

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    Dripping...
    And that's the way it's supposed to work:D
     
  7. Feb 17, 2008 #87 of 205
    Paul Secic

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    Um, people look fat and puffy in SD on a HDTV. Sure on a regular old SD set objects and people look fine.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2008 #88 of 205
    lukin4u

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    any update yet....?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2008 #89 of 205
    davethestalker

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    2 weeks in a row, the Dish Network car was in victory lane. I'm sure Charlie is pleased with that, if he even watches his investment week after week. And yet, we still do not have SpeedHD, nor any of the other channels the other sat. provider supposedly has a contractual stranglehold on.

    Apparently, the other sat provider is not the only airing SpeedHD, according to Speedtv.com.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2008 #90 of 205
    James Long

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    Two weeks in a row I watched the DISH Network car get to victory road in HD ... on DISH Network.

    Speed not required. (Except on the track -- where leading the last lap is the most important thing.)
     
  11. Mar 9, 2008 #91 of 205
    davethestalker

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    Hurray Toyota!!!!
     
  12. Mar 9, 2008 #92 of 205
    DustoMan

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    F1 coverage starts on Thursday. Will Charlie announce SpeedHD at tomorrows Chat? I'm not holding my breath, but I'll be really happy if he does.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2008 #93 of 205
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    I hope so for the sake of those 5 people in the US that watch F1.... duck & run ;)
     
  14. Mar 9, 2008 #94 of 205
    James Long

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    We have a sports forum for that kind of stuff ... let's talk about the channel here.

    (Although I dispute calling Toyota a foreign car ... foreign brand, yes, but there are too many Toyota plants in America building parts and assembling finished cars and trucks not to recognize them as a new American car maker.)
     
  15. Mar 10, 2008 #95 of 205
    dunkonu23

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    Michigan....
    Make that 6...

    I've got two more months left on my commitment, then I will choose. It's odd, the cable company doesn't carry Speed at all. The choice isn't going to be easy, though... I do love my 722 and the hard drive--all that is lost if I switch.

    Anyrate, while I doubt that even after Speed arrives in HD that the signal from the F1 feeds will be in HD, I don't doubt that the picture quality will be better.

    Scott
     
  16. Mar 10, 2008 #96 of 205
    lukin4u

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    HD in europe
    is comparible to us men wearing a speedo on the beach in the states

    not going to happen anytime soon

    they didnt even broadcast F1 indy in hd last year
     
  17. Mar 10, 2008 #97 of 205
    benn5325

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    7 :)
     
  18. Mar 10, 2008 #98 of 205
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    The USGP was broadcast 16:9 standard def. From what I had read last year, F-1 would be in HD beginning this season. I'll have to do some more research and see if it's really happening.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2008 #99 of 205
    jackinbox

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    OK, I just did some checking and F1 is still not being made available in HD (at least yet) anywhere in the world. It's insane to think that F1 dwarfs NASCAR in terms of worldwide viewers yet they can't seem to come up with a high-def feed, but yet those so called "hillbillies" that run NASCAR have been doing it for years.

    :mad:
     
  20. James Long

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    The "hillbillies" are backed by America's largest sports networks ... ESPN and Fox. :)
     
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