Letterboxed spreading to College Basketball this Sunday!

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  1. Michael St. Clair

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    No, I don't necessarily think this would be better in the TV or HDTV area.
    This Sunday, CBS is going to broadcast one (not sure which) of the college hoops games using a single set of cameras for both the HDTV and NTSC broadcast. The way they are doing this is an experiment. But the twist is that the downconverted NTSC feed is going to be letterboxed.
    Anyhow, while I don't think 16:9 is any kind of solution to OAR woes, I do think this is a good thing. It helps to send the message that not everything fits every kind of screen. Not that I think it will definitely help, but who knows.
    Personally, I plan on hearing some sports fans at the office bitching Monday morning.
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  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    Shouldn't this be in the TV section?
     
  3. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Wow, I'll have to see if I can find out which game it is. Otherwise I'll be sitting in front of the TV all day, and that's a sure way to get my ass kicked by the SO... [​IMG]
     
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    Ohio St. @ Michigan St
     
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    A great idea, and, oh yes, Spartan teams are bound to win/We're fighting with a vim/Rah! Rah! Rah!

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    soccer, basketball, hockey and football are all perfect sports for widescreen!
     
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