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My friend told me that he read in the Chronicle's special opening day section in yesterdays paper that all Giants home games would be broadcast in HD? can anyone confirm, nothing shows up on my radar.
 

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Not HD on OTA broadcasts as far as I could tell. My Panny Tu-DST52, gave me a 4:3 window on Fox this past weekend. It did come through my HD box, but I don't think it was 1080i or 720p, and definitely wasn't 16X9. Didn't look like the PQ of other HD broadcasts I've watched.


Also spoke with the Team in SF (called their offices). Not much to be broadcast on TV until April 10th. Then Fox will start eating up broadcasts. Turns out though that Giants baseball gets preempted in lieu of shows like American Idol (because it's live? I don't know, don't watch it). Is there no justice? FoxSportsnet also gets priority when showing Warriors games until their season is over...I guess its a contractual issue among sports franchises and their broadcasters.
 

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I found the offender, its actually an ad for Good guys..

seems like false advertising to me, it says...

"Cant make it to the ball park? Catch it on an HD Big Screen"

then at the top of the full page ad it clearly states

"all Giants 2003 games broadcast in HDTV" ,not just all home games, but ALL giants games

sure, and donkeys might fly outta my butt.
 

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Hello!


I saw the ad in question, and I concur, it was very misleading. You'd think a company like the Good Guys which promotes itself as the "audio/video specialist" would know better. Obviously someone over in their marketing department doesn't know squat about HDTV programming. I mean Hellooooooooo this is FOX we are talking about...they've made it pretty clear how they feel about HDTV.


Enhanced digital widescreen my a#%! :mad:


For those of you who feel the need to rant about this, here is a link where you can tell the CEO of Good Guys yourself about their false advertising.

http://www.goodguys.com/tellit.asp
 

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tREN> ...all Giants home games would be broadcast in HD?


Pres-Sean> Not HD on OTA broadcasts as far as I could tell. My Panny

Pres-Sean> Tu-DST52, gave me a 4:3 window on Fox this past weekend.


Not to be a stickler, but these two statements are not in conflict. This past weekend, the SF Giants were on the road, not at home. The Home Opener was actually Monday.
 

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Giants were broadcast on ESPN-HD 4/13 if you are lucky enough to have a local distributor with this new channel. Won't be here in the Bay Area anytime soon.


All the cameras at Pac Bell are HD as of last year. The problem is the distribution.


The local broadcasters won't broadcast it because it costs too much money for too few eyeballs.
 

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Didn't intend to draw the wrath of folks here... I was merely pointing out the game first cited as not being in HD was, in fact, not a home game. The "promise" applied to home games only as I recall...


Many of the Giants games are broadcast on Fox and FoxSportsNet (Comcast channels 2 and 40 respectively). My understanding is that the Fox Network is doing 480p - not having a HD Digital Tuning capability yet (still waiting for Comcast as OTA is not an option for me), I didn't know if the 480p signal was 16x9 or 4x3 on Fox. I would imagine that Fox and FSN would use the same 480p convention.


Now, do folks consider 480p SD rather than HD? Guess that's fair. I refer to 480p as 'ED' as in 480p-capable EDTVs like my 40" LCD RPTV and many of the 848x480 Plasmas out there. When I hear SD, I usually think of a 480i signal (i.e. interlaced). So if folks here limit the options they get digitally between HD (720p and 1080i both 16x9) and SD meaning everything else, then I think I understand the complaints...
 

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no wrath coming from here..I think I may be confused now too...It's my understaning that 480p and 480i are not true HD. SD I think refers to 480p and not 480i. Fox does broadcast 480p (based on my tuner getting a signal even in HD mode) but it's 4:3. The picture is clearer then my cable, but I normall stick with cable in "just" mode so I don't have to keep changing inputs when channel surfing.
 

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HDTV is anything greater than 720p or 1080i.


Giants have not been in 480p widescreen since the world series on Fox.


Fox KTVU currently broadcasts a 480i picture on the digital spectrum.
 

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But the bottom lin eis the games are not being shot in 16:9 or 720p or above, so it's not HD...an upconvert is not going to make it HD either...
 
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