Todays college basketball final four in HDTV.

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  1. Frank

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    I haven't seen anyone mention this before so I thought I would bring it up.
    I have no interest in basketball but I think I'll watch these two games this evening just because they are being broadcast in high definition television by CBS.
    The championship game is also going to be in HDTV.
     
  2. Andy L

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    With the games today and Monday, followed by the Masters running from Thursday through next Sunday, it is a good week to be a HDTV sports fan. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be months after the Masters before we get to see anything else. The next likely event that I know of is the US Open tennis tournement this summer.
    Andy
     
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    Well, it's not sports, but Springsteen in HD on HBO next Saturday is an event in my house.
    I hope to be home from work today in time to catch some of the basketball action. As with Frank, I'm not a huge bball fan, but I'll try anything once--especially if it's HD!
    - Steve
     
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    Also not a basketball fan, but I'm watching some of it right now. If the Masters looks this good next weekend it will be almost as good as when I was there in 95! Sports are just made to be in HDTV, wow.
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    Is it just me, or is one of the live cameras exhibiting a bit of grain during closeups?
    Ah, I see the jaggies even in 1080i, but the colors and overall clarity are a sight to behold. Check out the reflections on the court...is that too cool, or what?
    It's pretty clear that Mitsubishi is a big sponsor, although you would think that their commercial would be high-def. One of the announcers just said that Mitsubishi is selling more high-definition sets than standard. Ya think? [​IMG]
    - Steve (enjoying the game on his Mitsubishi HDTV)
     
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    I have a question...
    Why do they change to 4x3 during half time and commentary? The HiDef cameras are in the stadium. Why not leave it in 1080i 16x9?
    Other than this little complaint, this is way cool!!!
    Note to CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, WGN (Chicago) and all others...
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    One more advantage of HDTV...
    High Definition CHEERLEADERS!! [​IMG]
     
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    Mitsu only sells projection, so I could believe that they sell more HD-Ready than standard.
    The broadcast is great except that the zoomed out shots seem to be soft, IMO. Good stuff.
     
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    ALso, maybe Mits is manufacturing mostly HDTV's and very little non-hd.
    If so, this gives the marketing suits a great out-of-text teaser line......
    since we produce mostly HDTV sets right now we sell more HDTV's than non-hd
    WOW; I really enjoyed these games; the video was crystal clear on my set, except for a few occasions where the camera was not in perfect focus (sometimes you could see focus adjustment happening real time).
    The announcers were different on the HD broadcast than the analog one. When CBS went 4:3... this is when the analog and HDTV material was the same (pregame, half time, after game).
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  10. Frank

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    One thing that I find fascinating about live HDTV sports is the incredible depth of field. Everything seems to be in sharp focus, unlike most film. I don't recall ever seeing HDTV video that was otherwise. I rarely see a filmed movie with this kind of depth of field. I wonder why that is?
    The games themselves were boring to me. I don't understand the popularity of basketball.
     
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    Your comments are right on this is the first time I have seen a live event in 16 by 9 format simply amazing and I do not like basketball.The other sporting shows previously have been in 4 by 3 through WBZ out of Boston via Bell expressview satellite. Again amazing quality isn't this what it is all about?
     
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    Survey: How are you guys getting your locals in HD?
     
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    I'm also using the double bowtie UHF antenna from rat shack. I get a signal strength of about 20-23 for the local washington stations and 19-20 for the slightly more distant baltimore ones. No errors at all for any stations.
    -Matt
     
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    Wow!!!
    I do not yet have a HD box to go with my Tau....but for example, if I got the RCA DTC100 and ran the bowtie through it...this is all I'd need?
    Tanks...
    K-
     
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    Wait, that doesn't look right...it only has VGA out...and I don't think my Tau has that input.
    I'm confused.
    Do I need more than one box to do this?
     
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    Kevin; I get my OTA HDTV 45 miles away with an outside antenna. One of the 4 digital stations is VHF.
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    Matt-
    That's incredible. I have the bow-tie Radio Shack antenna as well and I'm in NW DC and I can only get a few stations at a time, and not consistently. I must be too close to the radio transmitters.
    PS- Sorry about those Terps.
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    Hello all, Am I the only one that is noticing the pixelization when the action “speeds up”? Don’t get me wrong the depth of field in great but I am a bit disappointed in the jaggedness of the players when they are running. Does anyone else feel this way? I then ask how much "cleanup" was done to the DirectTV demo loop that shows football, basketball, and hockey. There is no way the quality is the same. I am using the Mits 400 with a Pioneer 710 for reference.
     

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