HDTV (was RE: WBZ errr CBS4 HD now on Comcast)

Kevin Vahey kvahey@tmail.com
Fri Dec 26 17:22:05 EST 2003

As far as the NFL is concerned, the games are shot in HD on ESPN

(Was in the truck when Joe said he liked Suzy)

Tomorrows Pats/Bills game will be shot in HD as well

On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 3:47pm, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 12:11:27 -0500, "Rich Chadwick" 
> <rich@RichChadwick.com> said:
>>  Be careful with ESPN-HD, not all programming is actually HD, they 
>> often send
>>  just a digital version of the regular signal and stretch it out to 
>> 16:9
> Even 480i at 16:9 is higher-definition than what one normally gets
> from a cable company.  (Although I don't know how much extra
> compression Comcast does versus the original signals, and that could
> make a significant difference with respect to broadcast stations.  The
> cable services are all compressed by an outfit in Colorado which
> specializes in real-time video compression.)  Unlike with radio,
> digital TV really is better than analog TV.
> -GAWollman

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