Everything seen on the CBC HD channels must be 1080i, therefore, any SD program has to be upconverted to be shown on these stations. When an SD truck covers a game it is upconverted in Toronto prior to distribution to the HD transmitters.
Regular HD hockey coverage begins November 5. The plan is to air the first game of the Saturday night double headers in HD.
Just tell your bosses that you were lucky enough to speak with a bunch of Canadian taxpayers and they say to go ahead and get that second HD truck for west coast games. Honestly, we dont mind the expence at all.
No offence, but let's not put the cart before the horse.. let's get the East HD feed rolling first.
IMHO, the early game once a week is a nice upgrade from nothing! Just be happy that the wheels are in motion, and that CBC is heading in the right direction. Enjoy the early games in HD this year, and hope for HD double-headers next season.
Ya, it stinks. Same happening over on Radio Canada, who is actually using the RDS feed instead of their own feed for some odd reason... Then again the baseball game on WUTV looks great compared to standard cable...
I am finding that there are some audio drop outs on both cable and antenna tonight for HNIC... anyone else having these issues?