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Author Topic: 24 Hours of Daytona presented in widescreen (possibly HD) on SPEED  (Read 871 times)
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« on: January 27, 2008, 04:04:40 AM »

To my surprise, SPEED is presenting the Rolex 24 in widescreen, and it looks like some of the cameras (but not all) may even be HD. Without a doubt, all of the graphics are in HD, but to my dismay, they're using the same design that premiered in 2006. I'm not really a fan of this graphics package; IMO the one used prior to 2006 was much more efficient, and I was really hoping for an entirely new, cleaner graphics package when they moved to HD.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 05:57:09 PM »

this is my first auto event on the new 71"inch hdtv!!! all i can say is holy crap lois!!!!!!!!! so looking forward to seeing the cup, busch, and truck coverage in HD.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 08:35:05 PM »

I am also suprised SPEED did not change their graphics for HD. I figured they would be. Like you Steve, I like the orignal SPEED graphics back from 2002. They were simple and easy. But maybe SPEED will premiere new graphics when HD is offically launched and NASCAR coverage begins?
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 12:11:14 AM »

Don't get Speed HD yet, but the hour or so that it was on Fox was nice. 

Enjoy the new TV Ken.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 06:39:37 PM »

I really don't think SPEED is doing anything in true HD yet.  Yes,  it was widescreen and looked a lot better than the SD feed, but as people call it on my A/V forums, I believe it was simply "stretch-o-vision" where they stretched/projected a standard definition broadcast so that it would fill out a 16 X 9 screen.

On our TV, the picture was much more soft/washed out looking than the picture on Fox earlier in the day. 

Also, I checked the "status bar" for information and SPEED did not list it as HD.  As far as I know, there first true HD broadcasts will be on 7 Feb.

But all that said, it was still better to have a full screen instead of those horrible sidebars - and a better quality picture.   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 12:16:33 AM »

I don't think it was stretch-o-vision; at the very least, all of the cameras were SD 16:9, but I did see a few shots that had HD-esque quality. I'm thinking they might have sneaked a few HD cameras in there as a test run.
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