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post #31 of 96
Monday nights look like a real loser. The second game ends at 1am EST???
post #32 of 96
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Sunday Ticket HD channels posted, see first post.
post #33 of 96
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Originally Posted by vurbano View Post

Monday nights look like a real loser. The second game ends at 1am EST???

Same as last year, ESPN did an East coast Prime Time game then a West coast Prime Time game.
post #34 of 96
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Originally Posted by homcom View Post

Sunday Ticket HD channels posted, see first post.

It looks like they are reusing 724-726 for the 4:15pm games.

That explains how they won't need to cut off another channel, but will they change the channel number if one the 1:00 games on 724-726 goes long? Or do we just miss out on the start of the 4:15 game?
post #35 of 96
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Originally Posted by vurbano View Post

Monday nightslook like a real loser. The second game ends at 1am EST???

It is only for Week 1. Makes up for the lack of a Monday game in Week 17.
post #36 of 96
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Originally Posted by mikepier View Post

I'm just glad to see CBS stepped up to the plate and opened their wallets to finally get more HD games. They have the best HD picture in the NFL.

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CBS "stepped up" years before FOX.... they were stuck with older/expensive equipment from 1998 that they couldn't justify replacing so quickly (they had to replace their entire HD distribution facility in NYC).

Don't give FOX so much credit - they only went HD a few years ago - hence being able to set-up a production studio that could handle more HD games at a similar cost to what CBS spent 10 years ago for theirs.

But thats the problem.... more people have joined the HD party recently - not aware that FOX is really the one that's been cheap with HD.
post #37 of 96
I just hope my SF works come Sunday.
post #38 of 96
Any chance there is information on which games will air in Canada on CTV and Rogers Sportsnet?

Thanks!
post #39 of 96
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

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CBS "stepped up" years before FOX.... they were stuck with older/expensive equipment from 1998 that they couldn't justify replacing so quickly (they had to replace their entire HD distribution facility in NYC).

Don't give FOX so much credit - they only went HD a few years ago - hence being able to set-up a production studio that could handle more HD games at a similar cost to what CBS spent 10 years ago for theirs.

But thats the problem.... more people have joined the HD party recently - not aware that FOX is really the one that's been cheap with HD.

Sounds like Fox gets credit for a smarter move.
post #40 of 96
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Originally Posted by pappy97 View Post

Any chance there is information on which games will air in Canada on CTV and Rogers Sportsnet?

Thanks!

I think the Roughriders are playing the Rough Riders, but I'll check.




post #41 of 96
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Originally Posted by CycloneGT View Post

Sounds like Fox gets credit for a smarter move.

Not if you consider that without CBS (& ABC at that time) doing the NFL in HD, we'd still be seeing deinterlaced 480i 16:9 from FOX.
post #42 of 96
As a former NYC resident, I was familiar with the blackout restrictions - especially when we had no choice but to watch those games when BOTH were equally terrible. With them both playing home games at Giants Stadium, obviously one had to be on the road.

But for the Bay Area, has this ever happened: Both 49ers and Raiders at home (this situation IS possible) and both playing AFC opponents (say Raiders hosting Chargers and 49ers hosting Steelers) and BOTH games were sold out (lifting the blackout)? What game would be shown locally? What would happen to the other game (farmed out)?
post #43 of 96
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As a former NYC resident, I was familiar with the blackout restrictions - especially when we had no choice but to watch those games when BOTH were equally terrible. With them both playing home games at Giants Stadium, obviously one had to be on the road.

But for the Bay Area, has this ever happened: Both 49ers and Raiders at home (this situation IS possible) and both playing AFC opponents (say Raiders hosting Chargers and 49ers hosting Steelers) and BOTH games were sold out (lifting the blackout)? What game would be shown locally? What would happen to the other game (farmed out)?

Regardless of who they play - neither team plays at home on the same week - both games would have to be at 4pm eastern/1pm pacific
(unless the NFL could guarantee that one would be on primetime, or another day - The Giants and Jets have played at home on the same weekend - but obviously different days)
post #44 of 96
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

But for the Bay Area, has this ever happened: Both 49ers and Raiders at home (this situation IS possible) and both playing AFC opponents (say Raiders hosting Chargers and 49ers hosting Steelers) and BOTH games were sold out (lifting the blackout)? What game would be shown locally? What would happen to the other game (farmed out)?

It doesn't happen this season, and I doubt it has since the Raiders moved back. I always thought that both teams got more primetime games then they deserved in recent years given their records. I suppose the reason for this is being on the west coast, and having to play against other west coast teams, they can't have 1 pm et/10 am pt starts for those west coast games. Seeing that they both can't play at the same time they each need a couple of night games to make this happen.
post #45 of 96
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

But for the Bay Area, has this ever happened: Both 49ers and Raiders at home (this situation IS possible) and both playing AFC opponents (say Raiders hosting Chargers and 49ers hosting Steelers) and BOTH games were sold out (lifting the blackout)? What game would be shown locally? What would happen to the other game (farmed out)?

First off, the 49ers and Raiders never play at home at the same time, period.

The closest scenario is one playing on 1pm start, the other playing at 5pm for SNF. Has nothing to do with how good or bad the teams are, this is per the NFL scheduler. Usually one team is at home while the other is away, but if both are home, one will go at a different time (or day, especially now with the NFL network that makes life easier for the NFL scheduler).

Your hypothetical will never occur.
post #46 of 96
Looks like a good weekend shaping up. I get the following games WITHOUT NFL ST:

Cle @ Pit
NE @ NYJ
PHI @ GB
CHI @ SD
NYG @ DAL
BAL @ CIN
NO @ IND

Good deal!

Plus a game TBD on WNYW (Directv ch 88)
post #47 of 96
Just referring to games on Sunday at 10am Pacific / 1pm Pacific, I've got 6 games (5 in HD) at the very least without NFL ST using the combo of Comcast Cable in SF Bay Area and Starchoice (Canadian DBS). The best thing is to have all 3 FOX late afternoon games, even though the one I want to watch (CHICAGO/SD) won't be HD for me (Rogers SportsNet is going with TB/SEA for HD on *C and my local stuff doesn't get it because of the Raiders (who are locally in HD for a change).

CTV has not announced their NFL schedule yet (why not?) so no idea as to what they are showing (they have Canadian rights to 10 am Pacific / 1pm Eastern games), but they'll have one game in HD on *C and several CTV affiliates showing possibly one or more games (in SD on *C). There's also 2 SD channels showing games, teams TBA. So my total number of CBS/FOX games on Sunday will likely hit 8, maybe 9, all without NFL ST.

I'm just hoping CTV_HD (East) is not showing NE/NYJ, Philly/GB, or DEN/BUF because I'm already getting those for sure at 10am pacific.
post #48 of 96
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Originally Posted by homcom View Post

The Jets are playing on CBS in the 1 PM slot. No game is allowed to compete with a home team's game in the home market. This applies for all teams not just New York. Similar blackouts are in place in Cleveland, Washington, Buffalo, Houston, and Jacksonville during week 1.

By the way these rules do not apply to the home markets of the teams playing on FOX in the early slot this week, since CBS only has early games. Each market is guaranteed at least one FOX and one CBS game each week. FOX previously had a similar situation due to their baseball playoff schedule.
post #49 of 96
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Originally Posted by kevincburns View Post

The game I'm second-most interested in (TEN/JAX) is the only one in SD :/ maybe next week...

If you are interested in the Titans, their next three games will all be in HD, though it will be a different network each time (Colts - CBS, Saints - ESPN, Falcons - FOX).
post #50 of 96
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Originally Posted by pappy97 View Post

Any chance there is information on which games will air in Canada on CTV and Rogers Sportsnet?

Thanks!

From their schedules.

CTV is doing the Bills game (Regional CTV's may be different, unknown)

Omni2 is doing Tampa-Seattle

RSNE, O and HD are also doing Tampa Seattle (huh? same as Omni2?)
RSNW and P are doing Chicago-SD.

Wonder if Rogers is just doing that so they can get the OMNI 2 simsub going, as I dont believe they can simsub with the RSN channels...
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post #52 of 96
AZ@SF will be televised locally in Phoenix on KTVK in HD. Nice to see local stations stepping up to provide HD from nontraditional sources.
post #53 of 96
Local OTA stations simulcasted local teams MNF and NFLN games in HD last season too.
post #54 of 96
Can someone tell me why in 2007 we still have NFL games that are not in HD? What the heck is CBS thinking?
post #55 of 96
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post

Can someone tell me why in 2007 we still have NFL games that are not in HD? What the heck is CBS thinking?

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post #56 of 96
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Originally Posted by snowcat View Post

If you are interested in the Titans, their next three games will all be in HD, though it will be a different network each time (Colts - CBS, Saints - ESPN, Falcons - FOX).

that's good. Some good matchups there, though the Falcons matchup was supposed to be Young vs. Vick, I was looking forward to that.
post #57 of 96
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Can someone tell me why in 2007 we still have NFL games that are not in HD? What the heck is CBS thinking?

It still costs more to do HD then SD and it would be hard to justify right now that added cost for the few games that will be in SD this year. Do remember that FOX does SD games as well, it is not only CBS. Last year 64 regular season games were in SD, this year that number should be less then 30. Depending on flexible scheduling the number of SD games should be closer to 25 then 30.

Does anyone remember the years before 2004 when FOX did not do any HD games and CBS and ABC\\ESPN led the way with their HD coverage of the NFL. There is no doubt the leadership of those companies was one of the factors that led to FOX's jump into the HD world.
post #58 of 96
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post

Can someone tell me why in 2007 we still have NFL games that are not in HD? What the heck is CBS thinking?

Same thing as FOX: It all comes down to money. Check back next year, when all NFL games will be HD.
post #59 of 96
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Not if you consider that without CBS (& ABC at that time) doing the NFL in HD, we'd still be seeing deinterlaced 480i 16:9 from FOX.

I remember someone mentioned during the MLB on FOX games this year that FOX now uses component video feeds rather than composite feeds. And I remember some of those games did actually look pretty good for SD widescreen. So will they do the same thing for the NFL games on FOX, even we are just talking about 1 game a week, if at all?
post #60 of 96
CBS has released their week 3 HD schedule, 6 games in HD, sorry Cleveland fans.
NFL on CBS Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23
San Diego @ Green Bay, 1:00 p.m. (CBS HD)
Indianapolis @ Houston, 1:00 p.m. (CBS HD)
Miami @ N.Y. Jets, 1:00 p.m. (CBS HD)
Buffalo @ New England, 1:00 p.m. (CBS HD)
Cincinnati @ Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (CBS HD)
Jacksonville @ Denver, 4:05 p.m. (CBS HD)
Cleveland @ Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
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