NFL replay booths go HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by PopcornGuy, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. PopcornGuy

    PopcornGuy New Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    "It's not TiVo unless it's TiVo" (or something like that). From the Orlando Sentinel 4/17/07...

    The NFL now has what S3 owners had last season. Beginning next season, Harris Corp of Melbourne, FL will provide every NFL stadium with HD replay systems so referees can review those questionable calls with the latest available technology. Harris executive: "Ironically, fans with HDTV had a clearer view of the play than the officials in the replay booth". This paired with an S3 and we could watch HD quality replays over and over again. We might still have the clearer view. Harris Corp is the same company that provided the HD video equipment to CBS for last month's NCAA Tournament :( .
  2. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    This is actually a big reason behind Instant Replay becomming permanent. The owners didn't want to invest the money in HD upgrades if Instant Replay was going to be eliminated in 2 years, so they voted to make Replay permanent.
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Well, as permanent as it can be. Of course, they can always vote later to rescind their "permanent" vote.
  4. mike_k

    mike_k Registered User

    Sep 20, 2005
    Mason, OH
    Too bad a majority of the games on CBS won't be in HD. I guess Fox games will have better replay results.
  5. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    The next time the NFL (or any major sport) has their TV contracts up for bid they should require that ALL games are broadcast in HD as part of the contract. Unfortunately this would not work for the NHL which pretty much has to beg someone to put their games on.

Share This Page