French Open: Why not in HD, NBC???

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  1. jon777

    jon777 Well-Known Member

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    Why is NBC not showing the French Open in HD? ESPN2's coverage this week has been in HD, so the equipment is obviously there. Don't know if the Tennis Channel is broadcasting in HD (since we only got the SD feed).

    Very Lame, NBC! :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
  2. Chris Fox

    Chris Fox New Member

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    My undesrtanding (I have not watched much of it myself), is the ESPN is show the tourney in SD widescreen, not HD. I think there is only a 576p widescreen source, so HD is not possible...

    Chris
     
  3. jon777

    jon777 Well-Known Member

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    Even if it's Widescreen SD, the ESPN-2 broadcast broadcast definitely looked better. Dissapointing that NBC is showing a 4:3 broadcast.
     
  4. cpemberton

    cpemberton New Member

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    ESPN2HD is definitely in SD. It looks better because it's upconverted and also the SD on NBC, at least my local NBC is awful. You must have noticed that some SD channels look better than others. I don't know if some are more compressed that others or what.
     

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