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Will CBS have Thanksgiving NFL games in HDTV?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Tim Sly

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Posted October 15 2001 - 10:42 AM

I understand CBS broadcast these last year in HDTV. If they do it this year I may have to have a big get together now that I have HD capability. Will they have any playoff games?

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 15 2001 - 11:11 AM

CBS only has the broadcast rights to one of the Thanksgiving Day games. This year it's the Dallas game (it's whoever is playing an AFC team). Fox will be televising the Detroit - Green Bay game. So far, no announcement has been made. However, CBS only has one HD production truck, and they are committed to broadcasting a college game that Saturday. Logistics may prevent the Thursday holiday game from being shown, too.

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Tim Sly

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Posted October 15 2001 - 11:41 AM

Did CBS also have some AFC playoff games last year?
I hope they do the Dallas/Denver game in HD. Now that I get this HD channel I can't wait to see more stuff!

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 15 2001 - 02:12 PM

While no announcement has been made yet, since CBS's college football obligation will be over by playoff time all of us football fans with HD tuners are hoping they will show some AFC playoff games in HD. They did this last season. Unfortunately, I did not have my HD tuner then.


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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike I

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Posted October 15 2001 - 11:33 PM

Last year the announcement from CBS broadcasting the Thanksgiving Day game in HD only came a week before the actual broadcast..Knowing CBS's committment to HD I would bet on it..

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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted October 16 2001 - 06:16 AM

The difference between last season and this one, though, is that CBS did not have the college HD committment last year. Could they get their HD production equipment from Dallas Thursday night to the location of the Saturday college game and have everything setup in time for that game? I do not know the answer to that question.

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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted October 17 2001 - 01:16 AM

According to the CBS web site, the game is on Friday, Nov. 23 between Arkansas and LSU. They would have to move the equipment from Dallas to Baton Rouge.

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Tim Sly

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Posted October 25 2001 - 03:20 PM

I guess we will have to wait and see. I have looked at some of the college games on Saturdays in HD and "they look marvelous!" I am not big on college games but I watch some of it just to see the picture!
Another show I watch from time to time is Jag in HDTV.
It is nice getting HD programming out here in the boonies. I thought I would have to wait years more to see it. Posted Image

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