Originally posted by bresna
Oh man! NESN-HD is showing the Red Sox right now and it looks like they stretched a standard def broadcast! Everyone looks short & fat. Is this the way NESN broadcasts HD all the time? I hope the Bruins aren't like this tonight.
EDIT: Woo hoo! The Bruins are beautiful in HD!!!
You know, it's strange. When the Sox game first came on, I thought the same thing ala ESPN stretch mode. But either I got used to it, or they switched over at some point, but I thought the game itself looked good. (OK...I'm 46 and my eyes probably aren't as good as yours...or our awesome Sammy 43" DLP just always looks great even in SD.) Maybe NESN's HD resources were spread a little thin today...Sox from 2:30pm at Fenway and Bruskies from the Vault at 7, but man...the Bruins game was awesome! (and not just the outcome) The picture was incredible! I did notice, however, that the between periods studio stuff seemed to be stretched SD. But hey...I'll take the B's in hi-def for as many home playoff games as I can get.
Actually (and I'll try to inquire on Monday as to why), we got a bonus...the Sox game wasn't supposed to be shown in our area in HD. UPN38 had the game, and since we're in the Boston DMA, it was supposed to be blacked out on NESN. Maybe they made a mistake, or maybe it was a special exemption for Opening Day...but I hope they keep it up...28 home games (I think) are designated UPN/CBS, and they may only do a very few in HD on BZ-DT.
You think this was a Good Friday? No, it was a GREAT Friday. My wife and I took the PM off and watched the Sox...Masters...Bruins...all in hi-def, and now we're spoiled as sh*t!