Originally posted by igreg
Are you sure about the Giants blackout? Why would the Giants game be blacked out if the game was shown on Fox Sports network? When Fox Sports Network carries the games, Channel 31 does not show the games, so no reason for a blackout exists. Could you provide further details?
(Is InHD baseball coverge of the Giants a telecast distinct from Fox Sports Network? If so, who covers the game? Do you recall you the announcers were? Thanks!)
The Gaint's game was blacked out due to KMAX showing it. It wasn't one of those FSN Bay Area HD game, but it was shown in HD on the INHD channel. They also broadcast 3 MLB games per week. This doesn't include the FSN games either. So, you will get a lot of baseball per week. 3 MLB, plus the A's and Gaint's game in HD if they are shown in that week. Which I'm sure they are most of the time.
As for you question on the presentation. It's the exact same as FSN Bay Area. You will hear everything that you do on the SD channel. The announcers even say this is in HD, or the game is shown in HD. Same logo and scoreboard. Its perfect. Other then, its not FULL 100% HD yet, just 1 or 2 SD cams still, don't know why.
I came form DirecTV too, I must say that Comcast PQ is a lot better when it comes to HD contents at least. It's like re living your first HD experience all over again. It's that good. If your a Gaint's or A's fan, cable is the way to go. DirecTV have no plans right now on carrying FSN Bay Area HD, plus there no contract with Comcast, you will have nothing to lose.
HD is only $5, and that pays for the converter rental, and thats it. You will be able to view all of their HD channels. HD permium will go along with your reg permium channels, just as long as you order them.
Well good luck!