The NBA in HDTV, SATURDAY 5/12/01!

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  1. Ken H

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    A last minute present. NBC will be carrying the Spurs vs. Mavericks tomorrow in HDTV. Game time is 3pm est.
    The Mav's owner Mark Cuban, has offered the HDTV feed to NBC and they will pass it along to all their DTV capable affiliates.
    Because this is last minute, those who live near a NBC DTV station may want to call them up & alert them.
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    Thanks for the info! The image looked great here in Chicago-land. There was quite a bit of artifacting throughout, but for the first non-Leno broadcast in ages, I didn't mind at all. The far away shots of the stadium before and after commercials really showed off what HD can look like. It was a great game also.
     
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    Crap!
    I wanted to watch this on my 56x81, but I wound up going to a friend's house and watched bits of it on a Mits ~65" 4:3 STD Interlaced TV with scan-lines as thick as my pinky finger!
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    I enjoyed this, too. Not to diminish NBC's HD effort but I wish they would market their HD broadcast a little better. I looked at their web site and not a mention/link to any HD broadcast. I know the decision to broadcast in HD was last minute but couldn't they have passed it on somehow. On their news casts, Leno, their web site even to promote their HD broadcast. I had no idea it was in HD until I turned on the receiver to watch PBS-HD demo. Since I watched Lenno the night before, I turned the receiver off on KNBC-HD. I turned on the receiver the next day and VOILA! Glorious HD!
    The Standard Definition window was a good idea so they can use the same commentators.
     
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    They definitely could have gotten some good PR if they had done some quick spots while advertising the game itself. I did see a link about the game in a prominent spot on WNBC's website, so at least someone paid attention.
     
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    I was lucky to view some of the 3rd & 4th qtrs as I was working about the house. Very nice presentation that looked as good as HD cable games I've seen recently.
    The window was a nice touch as was the SD broadcasters (Marv Albert).
    Awkward moment in the 4th when a Maverick lost a tooth and you see the thing dancing around the floor in HD.
     

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