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British Open In HD!!

theueck
07-14-2005, 11:17 AM
TNT/ABC? We're making progress.... :

sammy25m
07-14-2005, 01:25 PM
theueck,

Are you sure? I was looking all over the TNT site and saw no mention of it other than it being on the schedule. As you know, the HD channels do not always have HD content - sometimes they're in 4:3, other times only wide screen but still 480, etc.

Ever since watching the Masters in HD, I could not wait for the US Open. Needless to say, I was furious that it wasn't in HD. I don't want to set myself up for another disappointment.

Where did you see, or what makes you so sure that the British will be HD?

Regards,
Sammy

camelot
07-14-2005, 02:31 PM
Its on TNT-HD on my cable network, Armstrong cable. Doesnt look too bad, im not 100% sure its proper HD though, it might be upconverted 480i.

PFC5
07-14-2005, 05:17 PM
Its on TNT-HD on my cable network, Armstrong cable. Doesnt look too bad, im not 100% sure its proper HD though, it might be upconverted 480i.

When I had Voom and could get TNT in HD, it was NOT true HD signal. It was a fairly bad upconvert that stretched more on the left and right edges than it did in the middle, like one of the wide stretch features in many widescreen TVs. I wasn't very happy with that fishbowl effect when I saw it. It looks fine when the screen isn't panning unless someone is standing on the left or right side of the screen, then their head looks awfully (and I do mean awful) deep and distorted.

toenail
07-16-2005, 08:37 AM
480 material converted to 16:9. Similar to Fox Saturday baseball.

theueck
07-16-2005, 09:06 AM
When I originally posted Thursday, TNT was broadcasting. On their digital station the picture filled the entire screen (without stretching, "full" on my Pio plasma 4312.)

Today, ABC picks up the coverage, it is letterboxed, and I must use wide to fill the screen. Much less clear/definition, etc.

I assume TNT and ABC are using the same cameras?

Why the difference?

Regardless, I was incorrect: It is not an HD broadcast.

theueck
07-16-2005, 10:11 AM
in the earlier posts