Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
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This is not strictly speaking a local HD question. But the participants in the thread are probably the experts.
I'm a baseball nut out in California and happened to flip on the Brewers-Astros game on Saturday evening (the game that went extra innings). This was available to me via my DirecTV Extra Innings package. The broadcast purported to be HD, and some of the shots did look like HD. But the main CF camera used to show the pitch seemed like it was not really in HD--just a 16:9 SD image. For a second I thought that it was entirely a "faux HD broadcast", something we out here in San Francisco used to get when the local broadcast affiliate had the rights to a small number of Giants games. But, as I mentioned, the broadcast looked like a mix of HD and 16:9 SD. I flipped on the Houston broadcast, but they seemed to be using the same camera feeds/production.
Did I just get this wrong? No real reason to ask other than general curiousity. If all my team's home games had a CF camera in SD, I'd be pretty irritated.