Van-St.L game in High Def ... so why not show game in HD?

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Van-St.L game in High Def ... so why not show game in HD?

Postby yammi » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:30 pm

Just watched TSN's highlights of the Vancouver game in St. Louis and they were in glorious high definition because the game was shown in the U.S. on FSN.

My question ... why in the hell do we have to watch the game in "crap vision" when an HD feed is available to Rogers Sportsnet?!!

NHL hockey is a multimillion dollar business and the biggest thing going in Canada, and yet Sportsnet won't buck up for a decent feed for the hockey-crazed viewers here ... what a friggin' joke!!!
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Postby MacNews » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:29 pm

Probably because SN is a cheap network...besides I doubt there is any amount of people that have both HD-ready TVs along with the HD-channel pack. It's Canada so we're 1-2 yrs behind the US in adoption of technology, you gotta translate the manual into french, remember.
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Postby midknight » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:34 am

i never even checked but was it available on one of the center ice hd channels?
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Postby JCardinal » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:23 am

MacNews wrote:I doubt there is any amount of people that have both HD-ready TVs along with the HD-channel pack. .


I think you're wrong about that, but that's not likely the reason. The real reason is that SportsNet has only one hdtv feed canada wide and the game was on sportsnet pacific which isn't a hi def channel, at least not on StarChoice.

By 2008 all US broadcasters must have completed the switch to hi def so it's only a matter of time.
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Postby Puck » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:24 am

In this case, I think supplying the channels will create the demand. Iif I knew I could get some of the Canucks games in HD, then I'd probably buy the box. You don't buy the box then sit around hoping the stuff you want will become available.
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Postby midknight » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:44 am

im pretty sure that people WITHOUT HD will be a minority soon if not already.
even my parents have HD... the HD equipment is not nearly as expensive as it used to be.
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