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On Comcast HD cable in the Twin Cities (and everywhere, I presume) we have the ironic spectacle of the same MLB game (Phillies @ Braves) being presented on both ESPN-HD and INHD1.


Why ironic, you say? Well, ESPN-HD is showing the game in ordinary 4:3 fuzzvision, while ESPN's announcers are sitting right next to the INHD announcers whose equipment is perfectly capable of being shared by both. There's absolutely no reason in the world why ESPN's obnoxious announcers couldn't talk against the backdrop of INHD's beautiful hi-def feed. This kind of thing is done all the time when there are audiences who speak different languages.
 

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On Comcast HD cable in the Twin Cities (and everywhere, I presume) we have the ironic spectacle of the same MLB game (Phillies @ Braves) being presented on both ESPN-HD and INHD1.


Why ironic, you say? Well, ESPN-
HD is showing the game in ordinary 4:3 fuzzvision, while ESPN's announcers are sitting right next to the INHD announcers whose equipment is perfectly capable of being shared by both.
Absolutely, and their's also no reason why my local bank shouldn't share all that money they have in their vault.
 

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caught the game on INHD, looked incredible. I've only had high def for a couple weeks, but it looks to me like baseball is alot more HD freindly. I can't wait til I see some NBA & NCAA basketball!!
 

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and their's also no reason why my local bank shouldn't share all that money they have in their vault.
Ken H, you're a moderator! You should be more moderate in your response. Surely you know that a camera feed is divisible while cold cash is not. The analogy you offered is specious.
 

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There has been plenty of times that Philly teams have had games in HD locally and not on ESPN that was carrying the same game.
 

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Surely you know that a camera feed is divisible while cold cash is not. The analogy you offered is specious.
My analogy is not spacious by any means, if you understand how things work in the TV business. The point is very simple; INHD has a contract, why should give away a product to ESPN? Exclusivity has value, which INHD payed for.


Even so, ESPN would have to have a mobile HD production unit on site to accomplish what you suggest, and if they had that, they wouldn't need to piggy-back on the INHD production in the first place.


The whole idea is a far fetched fantasy. As far as my being moderate, when members post outlandish ideas, that goes out the window.
 

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Lucky you, Dr Hill! No local sports in HD here on Twin Cities Comcast unless ESPN or INHD has it.
 

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I thought KenH's post was pretty darned funny and the analogy was great. :)
 

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I thought KenH's post was pretty darned funny and the analogy was great. :)
Amen. People just don't get his acerbic wit!
 

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espnHD'S an absolute joke when it comes to baseball[or the lack thereof]imho
 

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espnHD'S an asbsolute joke when it comes to baseball[or the lack thereof]imho
i wouldnt say a joke, but i would say its pretty sad that we got 80+ games with HDNet when they were showing the MLB. and now ESPN-HD shows 15. great move there MLB! :rolleyes:
 

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Amen. People just don't get his acerbic wit!


ahhh, i think they did.


" a camera feed is divisible while cold cash is not"


get it?


he was being facetious.


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Thanks, Bernie. ;)
 
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