Originally posted by starscomeout
I am no football fan, but I did check out a little of the game just to see how great it looked in HD on my front projector system, which was awesome. The little bit of the game I watched I did see the problems you described, but since it was raining here at the time, I just figured it was the weather. I am located near 63rd. Ave. and Peoria.
I was just checking in here to see if I was the only one that thought there were "issues" with the presentation. My new front projector looks great courtesy of an AVIA setup, however the game looked like crap, even my wife said that the HD commecials looked better than the game itself.
* The camera ops were not focused more than half of the time, it seems to me that someone needs to delelop a laser rangefinger auto focus system for the benefit of HD telecasts.
* The graphics which typically are the clearest and best looking portion of any HD telecast were fuzzy and not clear. I was to the point that I broke out a sharpness calibration chart from AVIA and did a re-tune during a commercial to make sure that my system was setup.
Bottom line, a network that took until this year to switch to 720p due to a founder (Rubert Muroock) that stated, "American's can't tell the difference between a 480 and 720 picture and won't care" needs a revamp of the operators and techs to get a super high profile event like this to shine.
I can only hope that FOX can get it together for the Daytona 500, but then I've never seen an on-board HD camera in a racecar and wouldn't expect to see one now, so most of the 500 will basically be in SD.
As for dropouts and audio issues, I had the same problem with both my Voom system and my Sony HD200 boxes both fed off the same Vinegard OTA, this was a network issue of some sorts.
Miguel in Higley