Soccer in HD

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by kstuart, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Mysterious

    Mysterious Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Chicago
    Does anybody know why the '06 World Cup broadcasts looked so pristine on ESPN HD compared to the very dull and average quality of the MLS HD broadcasts?
     
  2. Pingudo

    Pingudo New Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Unfortunately the champions league games are still not in HD.
     
  3. bodekkc

    bodekkc New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Keeping my fingers crossed for ESPN's Euro 2008 coverage being in HD. At least the final should be. Has anyone heard anything about it?
     
  4. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Any word on the Olympics soccer in HD?
     
  5. kstuart

    kstuart Member

    Jul 13, 1999
    Northern California
    I have no idea what you are talking about. I watched one '06 World Cup broadcast on ESPN in HD, and I have watched many of the Thursday Night ESPN MLS broadcasts in HD, and the MLS broadcasts are much better than - for example - the English Premier League export telecasts.

    ESPN uses lots of cameras, including one above the field that gives a great angle. Generally, the direction is very good on the MLS broadcasts.

    Perhaps you are referring to the Saturday HD-Net MLS broadcasts ??
     
  6. kstuart

    kstuart Member

    Jul 13, 1999
    Northern California
    In theory, it should be in HD...
     
  7. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keep in mind that you're also comparing the source feeds. ESPN uses their TV cameras at MLS stadiums and can control the entire production process.

    When televising an EPL match, FSC merely picks up the video/audio from whoever's producing it. Same way with ESPN and the WC.

    At last check, ESPNHD uses 720 for MLS games. HDNet uses 1080i, so their broadcasts should automatically be much better.
     
  8. Toon16

    Toon16 Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure it will, the whole WC mens and womens was. ESPN's already been advertising it, so I would guess they're going to put it in HD and make it a big deal.
     
  9. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Actually only the final of the WWC was true HD. the rest of the games were SD widescreen.
     
  10. ECU_SIMMS

    ECU_SIMMS New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    ummm i somehow have to disagree with you.... the picture i was getting thru DTV was certainly in HD.... in the earlier rounds. and the picture i saw on friends houses on comcast we in HD as well... wouldnt they be accused of false advertising? and subsequently sued?

    AHH EDIT, WOMENS WORLD CUP. I have no idea, i didnt watch :), sorry for the stupid post
     
  11. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    About a month or so ago Nick Webster said on FFF that BPL games being shown in HD was 'coming soon'. Does anyone know if there's been any update on that?
     
  12. Toon16

    Toon16 Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing so far. I think that exact quote was "sooner rather than later." I would guess that implies before this season is up, if not I'm sure we'll see it opening weekend next year.
     
  13. OldFanatic

    OldFanatic Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Score HD is available on Bell Expressvu.

    http://www.marketnews.ca/news_detail.asp?nid=3270

    As far as I know, it is not available on StarChoice yet.
     
  14. Jay510

    Jay510 Member+

    Apr 21, 2002
    Gadsden Purchase, AZ
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This may sound strange, but England's lack of an appearance may result in lack of HD games in the euro

    the Olympics however are a different story, currently, MSNBC and CNBC dont broadcast in HD, and if they do its not 1080. Most of the soccer games will be there on on Bravo, making most if not all of the olympics not in HD.
     
  15. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CNBC and Bravo currently air in HD. I have them in my DirecTV lineup. CNBC HD broadcasts in 1080i.
     
  16. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Have you ever actually seen anything broadcast in HD on Bravo HD though? I've only ever seen slightly better looking SD broadcasts. It's not lame stretch-o-vision like TBS HD or a lot of stuff on TNT HD, but it isn't real HD.
     
  17. 7spencer7

    7spencer7 Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Outside Boston
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the channel itself is HD, even though the content it is broadcasting is not. It has the capability to pump out a live HD broadcast.
     
  18. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    So I'm just sayin'--we haven't seen HD from them yet, so I'm not assuming that they'll broadcast anything in HD for the Olympics.
     
  19. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes actually, I have. Chuck, Journeyman, the BSG Special on a couple days ago and a few movies are just a few things I've seen in HD on Bravo HD.
     
  20. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Okay, I stand corrected. I hardly ever watch Bravo, and I've never seen something listed as being HD on my program guide on there.
     
  21. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you have DirecTV? If so it's normal, a lot of stations don't use the HD indicator yet show shows in HD. Sci Fi and USA are two stations I watch that don't have any HD indicator in the program guide, yet air HD original programming.
     
  22. Anteaters FC

    Anteaters FC New Member

    Mar 28, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Yeah, D*. That's good to know, but I never watch anything on SciFi or USA. All I want on HD on Bravo is Top Chef, and they don't have it!
     
  23. Golazo

    Golazo Member+

    Apr 15, 1999
    Decatur, GA USA
  24. Corwin_of_Amber

    Corwin_of_Amber New Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Austin
    Anybody with the Direct Kick package through Directv notice that the games are now simulcast in HD? At least every MLS channel has an HD equivalent.
     
  25. ECU_SIMMS

    ECU_SIMMS New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    but i have yet to see a game actually in HD on those channels...
     

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