HD March Madness

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  1. sandpj

    sandpj New Member

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    2005 schedule?
     
  2. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    We don't need last year, we need THIS year!!!!
     
  3. sandpj

    sandpj New Member

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    3/18
    1:10 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Greensboro, N.C. -- Duke vs. George Washington
    3:20 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Florida vs. UW-Milwaukee
    3:40 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Greensboro, N.C. -- Wichita State vs. Tennessee
    5:30 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- San Diego, Calif. -- Illinois vs. Washington
    3/18
    5:40 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Boston College vs. Montana
    5:50 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Texas A&M vs. LSU
    8:00 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- San Diego, Calif -- UCLA vs. Alabama
    8:10 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Indiana vs. Gonzaga
    3/19
    12:10 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Kansas/Bradley vs. Pittsburgh/Kent State
    2:15 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Dallas, Texas -- Texas/Pennsylvania vs. California/North Carolina State
    2:20 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Dayton, Ohio -- Ohio State/Davidson vs. Georgetown/Northern Iowa
    2:30 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Villanova/Monmouth-Hampton vs. Arizona/Wisconsin
    3/19
    2:40 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Auburn Hills, Mich. -- West Virginia/Southern Illinois vs. Iowa/Northwestern State
    4:45 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Dallas, Texas -- Memphis/Oral Roberts vs. Arkansas/Bucknell
    4:50 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional) -- Dayton, Ohio -- Michigan State/George Mason vs. North Carolina/Murray State
    5:00 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND (Regional; HDTV) -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Kentucky/UAB vs. Connecticut/Albany
     
  4. mckwant

    mckwant New Member

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    Sorry, this is a little OT, but various members of my family are interested in the package as a whole, but specifically in the "four games at once" screen. For the last four or five years, we've gone to Vegas, which remains appealing for a number of different reasons, but the promise of getting ALL the feeds is at least tempting.

    Having said that, the advertisements imply that on the "four in one" screen, the actual games occupy about 20% of the screen real estate per game (at best). As a result, I have the following questions:

    1) If one had a mind to, would watching the "four in one" screen be desirable over extended periods?
    2) Or, as I suspect, is the main effect of the package to allow you to switch freely between games, and you keep track using the score bar at the top of the broadcasts?

    Any comments would be appreciated. If you know of a better forum for a question like this, I'd appreciate knowing about it, and I apologize in advance for being OT.

    Thanks.
     
  5. bigpuma

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

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    The 4 in one screen is too small to really enjoy the games. I much prefer to switch between them and check out the most interesting games. You can always switch to games that are about to end. The 4 in one screen is good for checking in on all the games at once and deciding which one to watch.

    Mostly we did your 2) and keep an eye on the scores and switch when one game seemed more interesting.
     
  6. appleye1

    appleye1 Active Member

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    Wow this thread is messing me up. First I see a 2005 schedule, then a 2006 schedule. Took me a minute to figure out this was a last year's thread!
     
  7. atlantadan

    atlantadan New Member

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    I'm getting plenty of HD games with my OTA today. And like someone posted above, with the -1 and -2 channels, I was getting 3 diff games once

    However, games Thurs and Fri were all not in HD
     
  8. gregftlaud

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    ebonoic. u cant get a local cbs hd? i thought u had the hr20 and the 5lnb dish? i recall u were a beta tester for the hr20 so dont u get ur local cbs hd via mpeg4?
     
  9. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    :D :D ROF....etc., etc.

    Of all of your 2,201 posts (to date), this one has got to be my all-time favorite.

    Hang in there, James.
     
  10. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    For me what is maddening about March Madness is the disregard CBS has for DVR owners. Especially on Sunday, when all regular shows get bumped by however long the games run long. I don't watch too much college ball, but did double check how long the last game ran. So I added another pad of 30mins to Without A Trace (I already had a pad of 30 because of football season).
     
  11. rifleman69

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    Aaah, the benefits of living out west.
     
  12. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I do have SD DNS for the west coast feed, but who wants to watch in SD? Too bad the FCC made DirecTV take away my HD west coast feeds. :( I'll just have to keep track of the networks and overrunning sports. :)
     

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