Originally Posted by mknoebel
I watched the entire Packer/Viking game yesterday on Fox 31-1 and didn't notice that at all. As a matter of fact, I watch Fox every Sunday (though sometimes it's through D* and the Sunday Ticket) and I've never noticed that...
You aren't very observant.
Not only does the pic go fuzzy, blurry and jaggies, the sound also changes.
You can hear the announcers voices in the rear channels of Fox's
5.1, it is precisely coincident with the degradation in PQ.
With NFL games it is purely random, coming and going, having no relationship to
which camera is on at the time. For example, it happened right in the middle of a running play, while the main camera was in frame (Packers/Vikings). It stays in this poor PQ state
for a few minutes, and then back to normal. During this time, other cameras came into play,
all of them were also in this PQ state, so it has nothing to do with whichever
camera is on at the time. Sometimes it can stay in this state until the next commercial,
then after the break it is back to normal. Or, sometimes it just returns to normal at a random time before the break.
With the MLB baseball, the prob is more predictable. It is the exact same thing, only during the ALCS and NLCS, it always happened in the bottom of the seventh inning. Once in this state, it stayed until the end of the seventh, and after returning from commercial, the rest
of the game was normal. Same symptom...fuzzy blurry PQ, jaggies in diagonal
lines, and announcers voices in the rear dolby channels. Interestingly, the prob did not occur during the first WS game (I didn't watch the second game).
I called FOX and discussed this vacillation between SD widescreen and HD with Rick Wheeler, he contacted corprate FOX about it.