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Hopefully they will remove all the unnecessary clutter at the bottom of the screen for the MNF debut. Hopefully MNF will look just like NBA coverage.
 

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What the frack is up with all that crap in the last 2.5 inches of my HDTV screen. Nothing like squishing the image.
 

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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg /forum/post/16996794


Could they possibly take up anymore of the screen with JUNK?

Go back and read last year's threads...


I for one actually really like the new announce team. It's a quiet booth and when both analysts intejerct it's insightful information. Just football. What a concept. After four years they finally got it right, I have high expectations for this season.
 

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ESPN loves intrusive graphics. That's just the aesthetic they go for. It's pointless to complain about it, they'd rather fire Stuart Scott than present a sporting event with minimally invasive on-screen graphics. And you know Stu Scott isn't going anywhere.


Is it just me, or is ESPN's HD image consistently poor? It was terrible last year, and it's not any better this year. I recall an MNF game last year at New Orleans where the poor picture was blamed on conditions inside the Superdome... well, guys, the picture is just as bad outdoors in Pittsburgh. For a supposedly MPEG4 broadcast (DirecTV channel 206) it's absurd how washed-out and grainy the picture is.
 

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I am not even sure it is HD, it looks more like 16:9 SD image. Since I am moving I do not have my tech gear hooked up to read the image info.
 

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It's not the 720p resolution that's the problem. Progressive scan is better for sports games than interlaced images. The issue is that the image itself is degraded. It looks like a 16:9 SD image. I don't understand how ESPN can allow this to continue year after year... but then again, they allow Stuart Scott back onto the air each night.
 

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Looked fine here (FiOS North Texas). Not the best HD ever, but it was less compressed than the NBC O&O here with its standard pair of subchannels. Audio was weak as usual for ESPN's circle surround.
 

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ABC, FOX, and ESPN need to go 1080i....

Will never happen. Never. Ever.
 

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It's not the 720p resolution that's the problem. The issue is that the image itself is degraded.

Agree 100%.


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Progressive scan is better for sports games than interlaced images.

In theory, maybe. This has been disputed here for years, with most experienced observers disagreeing with you.
 

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I swear i'm not crazy but, alot of ESPN HD presentations look great. Sharp images, great color, but i have yet to see a Monday night football game where the hd images blew me away. Last nites game was no exception. Main cam looked quite blurry even while static. The red on the Cardinal uniforms looked a bit blown out. Looking forward to FOX's 1st pre-season presentation, they can usually dial it in right.
 

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Pic quality soft as just about everyone has stated above. I am sure very soon, there will be an annoying animated snipe on the right side of the ticker counting down to the MNF season premiere like they did for "The Finals"
 

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In theory, maybe. This has been disputed here for years, with most experienced observers disagreeing with you.

I find basketball games more fluid in 720p than 1080i. Not a scientific finding, just the way things appear to me.


Regardless, I wish ESPN would clean up its picture.
 
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