Don't forget: the Masters on HDTV this weekend!

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  1. Paul W

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    I saw this last year and it looked pretty nice. I am looking forward to seeing it again this weekend.

    Woo hoo!
     
  2. Dave Falasco

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    Well I have now seen college football in HD (thanks CBS), college hoops in HD (thanks, um, CBS again!), and I can't wait to watch my first HD golf tournament! (Once again, thanks to the good chaps at CBS). Man, what a time to be alive. [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul W

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    Lets just hope the image quality isn't as soft as the college games have been.
    Also, I hope they have HD camera at all of the coverage holes (spots of SD camera views nearly drove me nuts last year).
    [​IMG]
     
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    I pray it's not like the NCAA Final Four. The SD camera use just killed the presentation. All HD cameras, please! I'm really looking forward to this.
     
  5. Mike I

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    Don't forget there will be HD coverage of the masters on CBS, all 4 days beginning THurs...
     
  6. StephenT

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    I emailed WUSA 9 in D.C., and I got this response:

     
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    According to HD magazine and the CBS site it will be HD all 4 days
     
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    From HDTV magazine
     
  9. RossTerry

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    CBS here is supposed to start broadcasting HD on May 1.

    but i have been trying to find out from them if there is a possibility they might be broadcasting before then. (i want to see the Masters in HD)

    after a few emails, no response yet...
     
  10. StephenT

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    I fully understand that all four days will be broadcast, but from the email I received it seems WUSA 9 in D.C. won't be sending the Thurs. and Fri. feeds through. [​IMG]
    I posted the same email response over in the AVS forum and someone there sent an email to the same guy I did plus the program director pleading with them to show the first two days...waiting on a response.
     
  11. Gary_E

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    Boy, I can't wait for this. I have more people coming to see this that any other event. Here's a brief article concerning the coverage.
    -Gary
     
  12. StephenT

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    Well another poster at AVS Forum sent an email to the guy at WUSA I did, and now they say they will be broadcasting the HD feed on Thurs. and Fri. I guess the best way to find out will be to turn on the set at 4. Can't wait!
     
  13. Scott DeToffol

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    The Masters in HDTV in the Twin Cities on WCCO-CBS. And it looks great. We were a bit confused at first why a few of the shots looked stretched. But then we realized they are showing footage from non-hdtv holes in standard definition.

    There is a bit of artifacting, but overall the 1080i footage looks great.

    Samsung SIR-T150 OTA HDTV Decoder

    Toshiba TW40X81 40-Inch TheaterWide® HD Projection Television
     
  14. Gary_E

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    The Masters looked pretty good, although it seems the broadcast suffered from many break-ups and at times was slightly out of focus. The switching between HD and stretched SD was annoying but understandable. Hopefully, tomorrow's broadcast will be better and all the kinks will be worked out by this weekend.

    Close-ups were very sharp and some of the camera angles really showed off the contours of the greens. The player's shirts with thin, horizontal stripes, shimmered like crazy but the panoramic shots of the course itself looked excellent.

    The audio (pro-logic) was suprisingly good. Crowd roars, from the hole behind the one being shown, screamed from the rears and the planes flying overhead panned from side to side.

    Keep up the effort CBS and kudos to Mitsubishi as well.

    -Gary

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  15. Scott_G

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    Full week of Masters for ME [​IMG]
    Too bad I got home late from work and missed today.
    *** My daily HD newsletter *************
    Greetings Digital Viewers!
    Below is the schedule for Friday, April 12th.
    It's that time of year again! "The Masters" can be viewed in High Definition on WRAL-DT on Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th. PLEASE BE ADVISED that Thursday and Friday coverage of "The Masters" is airing on WRAL-DT ONLY! CBS has licensed the Thursday and Friday standard definition coverage to USA Cable Network. WRAL-DT can be found over the air on channel 53.1 (virtual channel 5.1) or on digital cable channel 255.
    "THE MASTERS" HIGH DEFINITION SCHEDULE
    WRAL-DT 53.1/(5.1) Digital Cable 255
    TIME DAY
    4:00p-6:30p Today, April 11th
    4:00p-6:30p Friday, April 12th
    3:30p-6:30p Saturday, April 13th
    2:30p-7:00p Sunday, April 14th
     

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