Olympics HDTV broadcast is SPECTACULAR...

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  1. PaulKH

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    Over the air HDTV broadcast of Olympics opening ceremony and snowcapped Utah mountain range flyovers are spectacular...

    DD5.1, 1080i - woohoo!

    TV: Pioneer Elite 510HD

    Tuner: Samsung SIR-T150
     
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    ... it does look and sound great! Mits 55850. lookin forward to some events / skiing / skating / boarding / etc ...
     
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    Forgive this Albuquerquian's excitement, who is late in the game because he lives in a small TV market, but I have finally seen the future of television(in my own city), and its name is HDTV.
    Thank you PBS(channel 5 KNME)for being the first to broadcast HDTV in Albuquerque.
    Thank you NBC(channel 4 KOB)for broadcasting the Olympics in HDTV.
    No thank you CBS(channel 13 KNME)for having the ability to broadcast HDTV, but not doing so because you think it is cost prohibitive in the current market.
    DJ
     
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    NBC has started showing K90 Ski Jumping earlier than scheduled. I started watching at 9:30AM PST instead of noon. So if you haven't switched on the TV, do it now cause man oh man is it pretty.

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    The HD images and 5.1 sound are super. They look and sound spectacular but please give us Bob Costas and company!

    The announcers on the HD broadcasts are just plain awful.
     
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    No kidding. I just finished the Avia on my relatively new Mitsubishi HDTV just in time for the pair skating and it was a new experience. I hadn't planned to watch much of the Olympics, but now may.
     
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    We're only getting DD2.0 sound here in Detroit, but the video is spectacular. The clear blue sky at the Nordic combined ski jumping provided a great background for the video at this event.

    Equipment: Toshiba 56H80 monitor and Samsung SIR-T150 tuner.
     
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    "... it does look and sound great! Mits 55850. lookin forward to some events / skiing / skating / boarding / etc ..."
    Unfortunately, the HD broadcast will not include snowboarding events, Alpine events (downhill, slalom), bobsled/luge events. Only coverage will be for speed skating/short track, figure skating, ski jumping, and hockey competitions.
    See NBC Olympic HD schedule
     
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    Gary,
    Yours is the second reference I have seen to an NBC Olympics HD Schedule. However, when I visit the link, I am completely unable to find the HD listing. Only the regular NTSC listing.
    Help! [​IMG]
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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    Paul

    Here is a letter I saw on another forum about the HD schedule.

     
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    Even on the good ole standard cable, this broadcast is great. I just recently got a new TV, so I'm really enjoying this. This is the cleanest presentation I've seen in a long time... you can make out the cameraman in the reflection from the luge riders' helmets. [​IMG] [​IMG] for NBC!
     

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