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Old 02-01-2002, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Last year I watched on a 25" Mitsubishi that I bought well over ten years ago. This year, it'll be on an '02 58" Pioneer. Even so, I won't be using a STB so I'll watch via the NTSC signal.
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Last year I watched on a 25" Mitsubishi that I bought well over ten years ago. This year, it'll be on an '02 58" Pioneer. Even so, I won't be using a STB so I'll watch via the NTSC signal.
That doesn't sound very good. If your NTSC reception in SM is as bad as mine, I can't imagine you seeing anything, unless you have that atrocious Adelphia cable. Why not get a DTV tuner? Oh well.
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Old 02-01-2002, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I have an antenna on the roof so reception isn't too bad, unless it's windy. I'll be having a super bowl party so I might be an unpopular guy if it's too windy. But in case you were wondering, yes I do plan to get an STB. I just haven't gotten one yet. Not exactly sure which one go to get, so I'll wait until I figure it out...
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Last year, I went to the Bud Bowl...it was crazy! 6000 people in a hockey rink that had 6 projection screens, free beer and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders there live. But the negatives were, we were all drunk before kickoff, so by the 3rd quarter I was in rough shape.
This year I'm have a party at my place... gonna have my Tosh40h80 HDTV set going and my parent ol'' 52'' RCA on the game too.
Lots of food, beer, friends, fun and wagers.. hehehe
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Last year I threw a HD Super Bowl party. This year I am meeting a buddy to watch it in a sports bar.

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I'm not a football fan, so I didn't watch it last year. This year I planned on having a Super Bowl party to watch it in HD on my new (last year) 65" Mits. But of course it's on Fox, so no party.

I'll TiVo the game though, so I can skip through it to watch the commercials, which is exactly the opposite of how I normally use my TiVo (usually only for NBC shows of course)!
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Moving to HDTV Chit Chat.

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Well, lets see. Last year I watched the Superbowl in HDTV on CBS. Two years ago, I watched the Superbowl in HDTV on ABC. This year.......

.......on second thought, there are about 8 other topics already discussing this year, so I'll let it go at that.

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Last year, DSS with local via S-Video up-converted via scaler to 7' screen. Not that great looking.

This year local DTV at 1080i onto 7' screen up-converted from whatever sub-par crap FOX sends. What a bummer man....

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Last year, I watched at a friends party on a 35" analog TV and didn't even know about HDTV. This year, my friends will watch at my party and still not be able to watch in HDTV... although I've now recorded a few shows in HDTV to show them after the game. In the meantime, I've re-aimed my OTA antenna for maximum Fox reception... no dropouts so far during the last 2 days, and replaced my Sony HD100 with a Pani hds20 which can pass the 480p signal unaltered. I'm hoping for an incredible, for them, viewing experience! For me, I'm guessing I keep thinking... damn, that LSU game sure looked alot better than this. :)
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Last year:

TW40X81 in HD from CBS with great enthusiasm
Lazyboy recliner, 12 year single malt scotch
Threw a party

This year:

50HX81 not in HD from FOX with little enthusiasm
Lazyboy recliner, 18 year single malt scotch
Throwing a party

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Last Year,
DTC-100
Toshiba TN55X81
1080i CBS HD feed

This year,
TU-HDS20
Samsung HCL652W
Lakers vs Mavs on HD-net
Space Cowboys on HBO-H til 8PM
Who knows after that

Our local Fox is only 480i
I'm not even going to watch the super bowl, might check on the score on the radio though.:eek:

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Last year I watched it in HD on my Toshiba TN61X81 4:3 HDTV (56" 16:9 picture). Now that I have a bigger screen (Marquee FPTV, 92") I'm only getting it in 480p. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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HD 16:9 super bowl this year, I had to rewire the truck that films it to support 16:9, took about 2 weeks, hope you all enjoy it!, A lot of work went into that.
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2 weeks of rewireing? yikes!:eek:

Last year I watched the SuperBowl on my 55 inch Mits but with no STB, because it wouldn't have mattered. :( Tucson's local CBS affiliate wont be high def until late March:mad: So the picture was 480i, steched and the audio...
Mono! WTF! Boy was that MTV halftime show something to hear.;) When logging on to vote for Chris McCallister (a local player from the U of A) for MVP I then watched it on a Toshiba 20 inch TV in my room while voting.:rolleyes:

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Last year I watched it and recorded it via my Panasonic DST51 and PV-HD1000 DVHS.
I still have the recording from last years game so I'll be able to directly compare it to this years 480I presentation.
Displayed it last year with my old G10 DILA digital projector.
This time it'll be projected on a home made screen via a new calibrated G20 DILA. This baby is bright and then some.
I'll record todays game on the DVHS recorder also.

I watched the game two years ago the same way as last year.

Frank

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I enjoy 3D in spite of HDMI 1.4!
Full screen only 3D doesn't cut it!
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Fox here in Seattle is 480i. Does anyone know if there is a C-Band feed for the game. Need satellite, frequency and bit rate for the Unity Motion receiver.
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Last year I watched the Superbowl with my RCA DTC-100 and a Panasonic PT-L795U which throws a 20-foot High Def Picture.

It was great!


Now this year, I have the same setup, except that the RCA DTC-100can't properly display 480P unless I reconfigure all the settings. It always looks squished like an improperly displayed anamorphic DVD. It is not worth the time.


So I am going back to my 11 year-old 50" Pioneer and regular DirecTV.


I love Fox News Channel, but I absolutely cringe whenever I think of Sports events on Fox.

(Summerall should have retired years ago ..)


DVD pics on the 20-foot screen

OTA and DirecTV high def broadcasts


Sorry for the lousy quality. Am working on a better way to capture these images.
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Last year:
27" 4:3 480i, dolby surround

This year:
47" 16:9 480p widescreen, dolby digital 5.1

not the 1080i I was hoping for, but still a big improvement
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My Sony HTM D50 has a built in line doubler for 480P. No advantage to FOX line doubler and they reduced the picture height with "widescreen". I watched it on NTSC for best resolution and size.
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Quote:
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My Sony HTM D50 has a built in line doubler for 480P. No advantage to FOX line doubler and they reduced the picture height with "widescreen". I watched it on NTSC for best resolution and size.
gil
Unless your local affiliate was upconverting the analog feed, the height of the widescreen image was the same as the height of the NTSC image. The NTSC image had less width and thus you saw less picture. The resolution of the NTSC image was less not more than the widescreen image.
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