Been lurking here for a couple of years, and finally decided to become a member due to today's experience with today's NFL playoffs.
What's the deal with Global's simulcasting of the broadcasts on both NBC and FOX? I seem to remember some threads awhile ago that the CRTC put a stop to it. As of last weekend, there was no simulcast on the HD networks.
I really don't have an issue with simulcast on principal. Sure, it's Canada, but why do they:
1) Put that annoying Global logo (what is it, a half moon or what?) on the screen. I know its Global, must I be constantly reminded?
2) I don't ever recall seeing FOX looking as grainy as it did during the Chicago/Caralina game. I project onto a 100" screen with a native 720p projector and it definitely looked better last week on FOX. Are they messing with the original signal?
3) Why the heck do commercials have to be 3 to 6 decibels higher in volume than the game? I was hitting the mute button immediately whenever it went to commerical. In regards to commercials, it also seemed like there were more of them! Are we missing parts of the game?
Thanks for looking.