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Stanley Cup Finals in HD

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Rob TT, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Rob TT

    Rob TT Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone see this? It was on ABC and looked so good. I cant wait until Comcast gets ESPN HD. I think Hockey will benefit the most from this. The picture always looks so bad. I dont know if its the color of the ice or what.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Yes I did. It looked outstanding. I don’t get ESPN in HD either. And I’m not sure that I’d sign up if it cost extra.
     
  3. Rob TT

    Rob TT Stunt Coordinator

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    I think that they did this for the people who dont have ESPN HD yet. Give the a little taste of what they could have if Comcast would sign them up. I noticed a lot of commercials lately saying "call you cable provider"
    depends on how much more it was if any. Im paying $5 dollars right now for about 5 HD channels. They should make it $1 a channel. I would love to see Hockey and Nascar in HD all the time.
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I get my HD (right now) via DirectTV and OTA. OTA is of course free and as I already pay for HBO, I don’t consider that I pay any extra for HBOHD.

    But if it were only $1 for ESPNHD, there would be no question. DirecTV just has to offer it first.
     
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    I love hockey in HD, I can actually see the puck all the time! I so often loose track of the puck on SD broadcasts that I often just stop watching.
     
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    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    The games in HD on ABC looked great, even though I had to listen to ABC's crappy announcers. CBC's Hockey Night In Canada is much better in this regard. I tried watching ABC's HD picture with CBC's audio, but there is a couple of seconds delay on the ABC video -- the CBC play-by-play would describe a play, then a few seconds later I would see it on the screen.

    BTW, the NBA Finals starts tonight, and will also be in HD on ABC.
     
  8. Lew Crippen

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    Well Scott, at least you can listen to the CBC, where the announcers have some respect for the fan’s knowledge.
     
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    CBC is hit or miss. The duo of Bob Cole and Harry Neale make me swear in frustration at their sheer ineptitude. They really need to retire those two clowns. I much prefer Chris Cuthberts call then Cole.
    ABC is actually quite nice to watch. The HD really helps and since CBC is a long way from HD it is probably the only way a Canuck like me can see HD Hockey.
     

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