: Formula 1 in HD?
Agreed, I can't say I've even heard any mention of him being black. I happen to know he his, because I watched him dominate GP2 last year, but I sure don't get the feeling they are pushing that at all, at least on TSN. I must say that I don't watch any of the pre-race stuff, but I do watch qualifying and post-race interviews, for the most part.
Some good news...looks like F1 will officially be going HD sometime later this season. From Autosport (http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/58776):
Formula One looks set to be broadcast in High Definition as of later this season, even though the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone has reservations about such a move.
Plans are being put in place to upgrade the television cameras and production facilities that provide the world television feed to allow the HD footage to be available to F1's television broadcasters.
I've been enjoying the widescreen coverage, but HD will certainly be appreciated. I'd be surprised, however, if they end up doing the in-car shots in HD.
2007-05-13, 12:17 PM
even though the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone has reservations about such a move.
Ya, why broadcast the most technical motorsport in the world in the best quality picture available? I'm with Bernie, just doesn't make sense!
2007-05-13, 12:36 PM
...or why see the Barcelona GrandPrix live on TSNHD when there's a hockey game between Sweden and Russia!?
At least RDS knows how to establish its priorities...
2007-05-14, 02:20 AM
^^^we all know hockey rules in this country......
I was glad to see that they carried their widescreen presentation into Europe. I didn't like the delay to the afternoon because it meant I had to be careful which websites I went to before watching, but I tuned in at about 3:30 to watch the race "timeshifted". Of course I also had the DVR set up to record the following programme because I always do that - it was necessary this time due to the hockey, otherwise would have missed the end of the race...
Good for Lewis.
2007-05-14, 01:03 PM
Yeah, I forgot to see what was on before the race was broadcast on TSN HD to see whether to extend the recording.
When I watched the race last night, the race ended with 13 laps remaining :(
2007-05-14, 01:42 PM
I watched the Speed broadcast on my Tivo when I got up. Just couldn't wait that long for the TSN broadcast. The WS isn't enough to make me wait. Still looks horrible. On a side note, the Indy 500 pole day was in HD for the first time as will be the race. Looked really good on Saturday.
Massa is looking very very good good these days. Seems he learned quite a bit from his mentor. Some sour grapes from Alonso in the post-race conference. Going to be a great season.
2007-05-15, 02:30 PM
I don't watch the Speed broadcasts, simply because they play way too many commercials.
2007-05-15, 07:44 PM
Yes, you are right bgclarke. Way more than TSN.
2007-06-08, 01:37 AM
I go to the open house day of Grand prix du Canada today in Montreal and I speak to one FOA Cameraman in the pit stop and I ask it about the HD.
I say me now no Grand Prix was filmed in HD but for next season (2008) all grand prix will be in HD.
He also say maybe some last grand prix will be shoot in HD in the ned of the 2007 season.
All of the previous GPs this year have been supplied in widescreen though, which is better than 4:3 SD. Did you ask whether TSN would be airing the Canadian GP in Widescreen? I'll be recording the HD channel on Sunday just in case, but don't have my hopes up.
2007-06-08, 07:10 AM
FOXHD will broadcast the race on Sunday. Can't imagine them doing that in 4:3. Will their feed be from the "SPEED" channel?
2007-06-08, 02:53 PM
They have already announced that their feed will be 4x3. Be glad if you are in Canada.
TSN just did their announcement about their programming for next year and what would be in HD and they are not saying any thing about F1 in HD.
2007-06-08, 04:54 PM
I see they blacked out the practice session on Speed even though no body up here covers it. So every one except Canadians get to see the practice session for the Canadian Grandprix. How much tax money do we pour into that race? Chock another one up for the advancement of Canadian culture on television.
2007-06-08, 07:13 PM
RDS did show the practice.
No tax money is involve, only Montrealers pay for the race.
2007-06-08, 07:54 PM
Lewis Hamilton, baby-faced and 22 years old, is suddenly the world's most-hyped race-car driver. He's been called "superhuman" by no less than Frank Williams, the legendary Formula One pioneer
2007-06-10, 02:25 PM
Too bad the Canadian GP is still not in HD... Yes indeed Hamilton appears to be the most hyped rookie in recent years... must be the British accent ;)
EDIT: Holy Crap, IT IS in HD!
2007-06-10, 02:37 PM
i dont think its HD... looks like widescreen
2007-06-10, 02:49 PM
Sure doesn't look HD to me...certain shots are alot clearer than others, but it's overall still 16x9 SD fuzzy-vision.