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#1 of 72 OFFLINE   Michael_Victor

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Posted January 06 2003 - 03:51 AM

I noticed that next weeks games on CBS are going to be broadcasted in HD, my question is, which network is the superbowl on this year? The reason why I ask is that FOX does not simulcast here.

#2 of 72 OFFLINE   TheLongshot

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Posted January 06 2003 - 04:03 AM

ABC

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#3 of 72 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted January 06 2003 - 04:52 AM

Fox has no telecasts in HD in any case. So you are not missing that much.

They do, to be fair telecast digitally in 480p—and sometimes in 16:9, so it’s an improvement over analog, but it is a long way from HD.
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#4 of 72 OFFLINE   MikeM

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Posted January 06 2003 - 05:13 AM

Yeah, the SuperBowl will be on ABC in 720p.

It would have been great if ABC also showed the Wild Card games in HD, but no dice.

#5 of 72 OFFLINE   Michael_Victor

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Posted January 06 2003 - 05:16 AM

I wonder why ABC will not broadcast in HD.

#6 of 72 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 06 2003 - 07:19 AM

720p is considered HDTV. Both 1080i and 720p are roughly 1 million pixels of resolution (1080i being slightly over 1 million).
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#7 of 72 OFFLINE   Ken H

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Posted January 06 2003 - 07:38 AM

Actually, 1080i (x1920) is 2,073,600 & 720p (x1280) is 921,600, but 720p is progressive scan. So the real difference is about 12% more info w/1080i, according to most accounts, but this is offset by no interlace artifacts.

The real thing to remember is that most displays won't do the full 1080i resolution anyway, and most don't do 720p either. In the end both 1080i & 720p will look very good with conventional consumer equipment.

1080i, 720p and the yet to be used 1080p are all HDTV formats.

The other DTV formats used are 480p EDTV (Enhanced Definition) & 480i SDTV (Standard Definition).
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#8 of 72 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 06 2003 - 08:01 AM

I was, of course, referring to the visible pixel count in my explanation between the 2 resolution formats. Thanks for the clarification. Posted Image
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#9 of 72 OFFLINE   Shawn C

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Posted January 10 2003 - 08:35 AM

QUESTION: I have a Mits. WS-55511 that has the built-in HDTV decode. It's my understanding that it won't accept a 720 signal. Does this mean that I won't be watching the SuperBowl in HD? Will my T.V. try to convert the signal to something else?

#10 of 72 OFFLINE   Bill Slack

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Posted January 11 2003 - 01:16 AM

Shawn:

The decoder in the TV will covnert it to 1080i for you. As long as you receive the ABC-DT signal and your affiliate passes HD programming, you're all set.

#11 of 72 OFFLINE   Dennis Reno

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Posted January 11 2003 - 09:13 AM

Anyone watching the Titans/Steelers game in HD? Beautiful picture! Nothing better than football in HD!

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Posted January 11 2003 - 09:14 AM

Man it is soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice! I love it to death! Man is it good....... ahhh Posted Image Now i want everything in HD Posted Image

#13 of 72 OFFLINE   Michael_Victor

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Posted January 11 2003 - 09:14 AM

AAHH!! my favorite team is playing on HD and im stuck at work for about another 45 minutes..

#14 of 72 OFFLINE   Scott DeToffol

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Posted January 11 2003 - 09:18 AM

The Steelers and Titans game looks amazing! This (and the Masters) is why I have HDTV. It can't even compare to the crappy AT&T cable broadcast.

#15 of 72 OFFLINE   Dennis Reno

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Posted January 11 2003 - 12:20 PM

Oh yeah, the HD gods have smiled and decided to give us OT!!! What an exciting game!

Can't wait for the Oakland/NY Jets game tomorrow in all of its HD-glory :P)

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Posted January 11 2003 - 12:36 PM

Did anyone notice the scoreboard being "wavy" at times throughout the game? It was as if the horizontal lines of resolution were shifting left and right in a slow rate down the screen (like maybe 1 or 2 Hz). It was only noticeable by looking closely at the scoreboard.

Now that Fox's game is on ... I'm noticing that it's not just a 4x3 line-doubled signal ... but then it doesn't look nearly as good as the 1080i from CBS. What are we watching? Is it zoomed and doubled?
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#17 of 72 OFFLINE   VicRuiz

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Posted January 11 2003 - 01:22 PM

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Now that Fox's game is on ... I'm noticing that it's not just a 4x3 line-doubled signal


No, it's just a 16:9 line-doubled signal.
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#18 of 72 OFFLINE   Tim Markley

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Posted January 11 2003 - 01:31 PM

What an amazing picture during that game! That's what HDTV is all about. It almost makes watching standard television painful.

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Posted January 11 2003 - 02:41 PM

Almost?
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Posted January 11 2003 - 04:48 PM

Man, that was amazing. Absolutely perfect. I liked how CBS did the little 'blur' effect on the sides of the screen for their non-wide-screen stuff. That's alot better than looking at the 'black-bars'. Brilliant and an awesome picture....I WON'T BE HOME TOMORROW TO WATCH THE SUNDAY GAME IN HD!!! Posted Image Posted Image