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Old 08-13-2004, 12:05 PM   #1  
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Default Olympics - shock!

While we wait for hi-def in Uk for 2006 courtesy of Sky TV - I would have thought the Opening Ceremony from Greece of the Olympic Games would have been broadcast in widescreen! Horror or horrors it's in tiny 4:3 - anyone else overseas getting a proper picture?

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Old 08-13-2004, 12:45 PM   #2  
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Here in the states, we are supposed to get 1080i HD coverage (16x9) of the opening ceremony and other selected events. NBC is distributing a 24 hr feed to their affiliated OTA analog & digital channels, cable, and satellite providers. If your in the UK, look for some good HD downloads on news groups.

http://www.audiorevolution.com/news/...olympics.shtml
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Old 08-18-2004, 01:30 AM   #3  
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Here in the states, we are supposed to get 1080i HD coverage (16x9) of the opening ceremony and other selected events. NBC is distributing a 24 hr feed to their affiliated OTA analog & digital channels, cable, and satellite providers. If your in the UK, look for some good HD downloads on news groups.

http://www.audiorevolution.com/news/...olympics.shtml
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:11 AM   #4  
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I have Comcast HD here in Atlanta but I don't know if the image is 1080i because I get a distorted, pixelated image. It's HD but not clear like if it's a poor quality HD image, unlike some HD signals that are very clear and not so pixelated.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:31 AM   #5  
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Are you on the SD chanel or the HD one?
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Old 08-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #6  
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I'm on NBC HD. I don't even watch the Olympics anymore because I can't stand looking at the pixelated image. I think it's just the NBC signal that's poor.
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:38 AM   #7  
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I'm in the Baltimore area and have been receiving excellant Olympic HD images from both my local NBC ota and from Directv ch.84. -- maybe a little squiggle or some such interference once in a great while (maybe caused by atmospheric conditions either here or there?) If you are getting a lot of picture problems as you describe, have you isolated the problem to just the Olympics HD broadcast or might you be having similar problems on other HD broadcasts on the same or other channels? Maybe your signal from Comcast is being degraded somewhere along the line.
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It's just NBC HD that has the pixelated signal. I don't know if this is true but I heard that having HD service through cable like Comcast, is poorer than satellite because HD signals on cable take up to 6 channels of bandwith, and satellites tend to transmit more bandwith than cable does. This might one of the reasons why I'm getting a poor signal, but like I mentioned before I don't know if this is true.
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:29 AM   #9  
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I am getting NBC-HD from cable (cablevision) and the Olympics picture has been great. My only complaint is that the coverage is a day old, and only certain limited venues are being covered (no beach volleyball for example ).

However, picture-quality wise, no complaints at all.
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Greece has been going downhill over the last 2500 years. Hopefully it will get better next year.
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My GOD...a 15 year post revival attempt????

That's gotta be some kind of record.
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It's not an "attempt". He actually did it.
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