I had to come see if anyone had been talking about TBS' coverage of the playoffs. I am only here to talk about picture quality, leaving the announcers, sound and anything else out. I have a high quality, calibrated JVC projector throwing a bright 8.5' wide image (glorious when glorious, but warts & all defects visible if there). Am in Burbank, CA getting my feed from DirecTV.
The image quality from St. Louis and from Los Angeles (probably the series with the Braves as well) has been AWESOME. Clean, clean, clean. I also use a Darbeevision Darblet, and if anyone knows anything about the perceived detail and "depth" added to images with this one of a kind, patented technology, you probably know or have read that the better the source (such as a great Bluray disc transfer) ..... the better the Darbee Visual Presence can perform. Many are very conservative with their settings but if I am watching a pristine sports telecast I go for the gusto to get as much depth and dimentsionality as I can from the technology. Often to do that, I may use some really good noise reduction I have available on a Denon video processor everything first runs through.
To have settings aggressive on the Darbee unit, noise must be low. The images from TBS from DirectTV last night were so clean that I had zero noise reduction turned on and I had the medium aggressive mode of the Darblet (Game) cranked to its max
, and flipping the processing off and on to compare, you can just see shape and roundness "wrap" around the players and details in the pictures. It is a rare Bluray sport subject I could do this with, certainly would not with a motion picture drama, let alone usually a sports telecast
. Almost always there is something going on that would get exacerbated at that size with over 25FL brightness.
I have come here occasionally to "hammer" when I see crappy, noisy, block artifact ridden sports telecasts from Major networks. In this case.... WOW
....... what a great
set of quality cameras and clean
uplink to the bird. Props to TBS and DirectTV. Edited by RonF - 10/15/13 at 8:51am