Thank God it's not on NBC. My local NBC is the absolute worst local HD capable station. Oh, the race looks good, minus the SD cameras. HDNET's Nascar broadcast look a lot better than the TNT-HD broadcast, and those terrible stretched commercials.
This is my first race on TNT-HD and my initial thoughts are that it looks very good. Does anyone know what bitrate TNT-HD broadcasts at? I could swear that this looks better than the NBC broadcasts. I don't see the pixelation that I get with NBC and since I believe it's all the same equipment at the track, I'm wondering what the difference is. The only thing I can think of is TNT-HD is affording the broadcast more bandwidth than the multi-casting NBC.
I think they could be a little more aggressive with the surrounds, and I don't mind the stretched commercials, I'd rather have that than the 4x3 image.
One thing I don't like about TNT-HD is that their commercials are way too loud...
Thats like watching a baseball game and saying "gotta love a game decided by pitching and not hitting... Yawn" - its all part of the sport - strategy, when to pit, when to save fuel and not go all out, how many tires to change, etc....
Back on topic - I'm still ticked that my local comcast doesn't carry TNT-HD yet - with a large chunk of the 2nd half of the season on TNT, I get crappy SD coverage!
geez....fuel mileage races sound boring but actually, they are about the most exciting....At least there is drama until the checkered drops....for NASCAR, thats pretty good.....I love NASCAR, but gosh, the amount of boring races is really getting annoying....One dominating car (Stewart & Biffle wins) account for 12 wins out of 23 (or so) races..... *yawn*
Btw, my high def picture was stunning....Pit road entrance, row 17
I thought it made for a exciting ending. Especially if you take into account that some of the cars that pitted with Mayfield run out of gas a few laps before the end. He gambled and won, while others lost laps and hopes. You may have one person in the car, but this is a team sport. JM2Cs
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