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.
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.
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#%!
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.
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...
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.
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!