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post #76 of 183 (permalink) Old 2007-02-12, 12:42 AM
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Formula 1 in HD?

Montreal F1 in HD?

Perhaps this year will be different, but I doubt it, due to the many reasons discussed previously.

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TF1 in France will broadcast all grand prix in 16:9 according to f1-live.com. The world feed should be in 16:9. No word from TSN.

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I hope it's not just 16:9 in SD. SD 16:9 is the worst of all possible worlds. Black bars around all 4 sides if you are watching on an HD monitor. I suppose they would probably zoom it up to fill the screen, but that looks pretty cruddy. Anyway, it is moderately encouraging news. I'm no NASCAR fan, but I do tune in now and then to see what it looks like in HD and it is spectacular.
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I agree that Nascar looks very good and like you I'm not really a Nascar fan. It would be nice some year to see F1 in HD. It appears that HD adoption in Europe is increasing and I suppose that's what will determine that speed at which it comes to TSN etc. I would think that TSN would pick up the HD feed if it was available.

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There were rumours last year that the North American races would be HD, but that never came to fruition. Maybe this year.
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I was reading a article over at http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2007/03/0...d-tv-coverage/ and if I recall correctly it is ITV who TSN uses for thir broadcast...hopefully they pick up the HD from them.
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TSN and RDS pick up the "world feed" use by every broadcaster except
Germany. TSN only pick up the audio from ITV.

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post #84 of 183 (permalink) Old 2007-03-16, 11:03 PM
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Adelaide qualifying tonight.

It's not HD, but it is very nice widescreen SD!
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I compared the 2 screens (TSNHD and TSN on rogers) and the feed on TSNHD shows both side mirrors whereas the TSNSD shows the right mirror cut off.. so its definitely at least widescreen... looks like an upconvert although it is fullscreen 16:9... a step in the right direction I hope...
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Strangely, the widescreen feed only seems to kick in during the active qualifying sessions; it's 4X3 between sessions.
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Overall this is very nice to see. The graphics were in position to fit on a 4:3 screen I noticed too.

I truly hope this leads to some HD this year. I'll take the WS SD for sure though.

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Definitely SD quality. In fact, it looked like TSN HD might have been blowing up an NTSC 16:9 version rather than a digital full WS version. But, I agree that it is a step in the right direction. BTW, I'm pretty sure the reason for the 4:3 sections is for TSN to add graphics. They must not be using their HD studio for these broadcasts.
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How sad is it that the so-called pinnacle of motorsports and showcase of technology is still broadcast in SD. Are those pink cars Spyker or Ferrari?
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Adelaide qualifying tonight.

It's not HD, but it is very nice widescreen SD!
Melbourne, not Adelaide....

nice to see 16/9...next step HD!
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