NBA IN HD on Directv

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  1. Todd T

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    I just read on Directv website that the NBA All-Star game will be shown on NBA TV in HD. Let hope this is a start for more HD programs on Directv. Still waiting for Discovery Channel in HD.

    Todd T.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I hope you are correct.

     
  3. Todd T

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    Comcast in SE michigan has also pickup up The NBA All-star weekend and game. Theres no press release for it yet but starting this mornning comcast has put up announcenment that it will be on channel 194(NBA TV HD)
     
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    This is on a ton of Comcast and Time Warner cable affiliates.
     
  6. Ralph Summa

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    Did anyone catch the festivities last night on DirecTV ch 198? I saw the 3-point shootout and the slam dunk contest. The PQ was absolutely phenomenal. I lost audio for about 2 minutes during the 3-pt contest but otherwise it was fine for 2.0. I saw a 4x3 camera and realized that this was also on TNT. So they had two camera crews, and two sets on announcers. The HD broadcast actually got the "A-Team" of announcers, Dick Stockton, John Thompson and Dan Majerle. I really don't care for pro basketball, but after what I saw last night, I will surely be tuning in tonight to watch the game.

    Ralph
     
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    I caught it as well after noticing that they had set the channel aside on the programming guide for Time Warner in Kansas City.

    It looked wonderful and was great to see. As soon as I heard the announcers mention HD, I was wondering if they might have had two crews. It appears they did.
     
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    AT&T (now Comcast) Digital cable in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA area will also have today's NBA ALL-STAR game broadcast in HD.

    Tune to channel 194 @ 5:00 PM (PST) - I can't wait!
     
  9. Todd T

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    I caught some of it. Looks great, just wish they would broadcast it in 5.1 sound. I guess it's a start just hope they broadcast the finals in HD!

    Todd
     
  10. VicRuiz

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    ABC has already announced they will do the NBA Finals in HDTV.
     
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    I second the fact that it looked great here in KC on Time Warner. I thought it looked better than the Superbowl did.

    Still, nothing looks as good as the highlights of Auburn vs. Alabama on PBS. I wonder why that is.
     
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    Mariah Carey in High Def in that Wizard Dress shaped like a Coca Cola bottle. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    It looked great most of the time, but what was the deal with their switching to the low-def overhead camera constantly?
     
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    I didn't like that either. They should have kept everything in true HD.
     
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    I was trying to show my tv off to my fasha (hehe goldmember) in law and he was very impressed as was i. Although that low def overhead definetly gave you a feel for the difference in normal vs. hd broadcast.
    Kick ass game to!.
    I wanted MJ to kinda win the game at the last sec....
    damn kobe!
     
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    I think that Ref had money riding on the game.
     
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    lakers and knicks in HD on ch.198 tonight via NBA TV...pq and sound are NICE! what gives with the tease? is the nba and directv going to offer a hi def nba league pass next season or something?

    either way, how i do find out when the next broadcast is?
     
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