Intersting VERSUS HD Note

Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by Stevedude530, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Stevedude530

    Stevedude530 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Of the three networks airing the Vancouver/Anaheim game tonight, only 1 is airing it in HD: VERSUS.

    I remember when their HD coverage was considered poor and not enough. Now, they have every playoff game that they produce in HD.

    And yes, VERSUS will air the games that are being played in Canada in that series in HD as well. CBC will not do the same for the games in Orange County.

    Good for them.
     
  2. Bear of Bad News

    Bear of Bad News HFBoards Escape Goat

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    5,979
    Likes Received:
    942
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Windsor
  3. edmontonoilers89

    edmontonoilers89 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Home Page:
    Versus's HD coverage is actually very good. I don't live in the states so I don't get Versus but sometimes when they show the Versus feed on TSN, it looks great in HD. CBC by far has the worst HD quality. I'm not an expert in HD and resolutions but I'm wondering whether I'm the only one who notices that NBC, Versus, TSN, etc. have hockey in HD better than CBC.

    Anyways, good for Versus. Their hockey coverage has been great.
     
  4. bodybreak

    bodybreak Whiteshell Wild

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    yeah I'm puzzled as to why CBC feels it can drive it's HD truck between Ottawa and New Jersey but not Vancouver and Anaheim. Sure it's a shorter distance, but either one is easily doable with the day off in between. In one case there's even 2 days off.
     
  5. devils26

    devils26 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Westchester, NY
    It could be because there are certain degrees of high definition. By this I mean that the CBC hockey in HD could still be of a lower resolution than the other channels that have hockey in HD. However, the resolution of both channels is high enough for it to be considered HD, but some channels could be on the higher end of the spectrum for HD, while other channels could be on the lower end of the HD spectrum.
     
  6. bodybreak

    bodybreak Whiteshell Wild

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Do Versus / CBC / TSN post online highlights in HD? They have HD computer monitors, HD video games, so why not HD online streaming and highlights?

    I can't check myself, because I odn't have an HD TV or computer monitor.
     
  7. jkrdevil

    jkrdevil UnRegistered User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    31,632
    Likes Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Maryland
    My guess that is that is right. To add since CBC is a government owned channel they probably use a lower resolution which I would guess is cheaper.
     
  8. Drury_Sakic

    Drury_Sakic Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,076
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Home Page:
    For the record, your computer monitor IS capable of HD resolutions(every modern monitor is, thus why you can hook an Xbox 360 up to a monitor using the VGA cable and get HD)

    There is no online streaming in HD simply because of the bandwidth that would be needed, both on the NHL/VS side and the end users.

    Any one of us can download HD video and watch it on our computer as long as we either have the quicktime or windows media HD codecs.
     
  9. Badger Bob

    Badger Bob Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    129
    Occupation:
    industrial engineer
    Location:
    in my happy place
    Home Page:
    The league needs to reevaluate the blackout rule. NHL Center Ice customers should have the option to watch whatever feed they wish. Further, fans should have be allowed to view 1080 content on INHD and HDNet, even if conflicts with local coverage. As emphasis as possible should be placed on hi def access for any available games. NBC-HD's work, to be fair, is top notch.
     
  10. pavvento

    pavvento Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The fact that I live in Ny, a big time city and can't watch hockey in HD except for home games is crap. We don't get Versus HD, when Center Ice has games in HD we can't get those, and MSG is too dam cheap and they don't do away Ranger games in HD. So, after the lockout they said HD is really going to help the NHL, how many people, at least in the states, are able to consistantly watch hockey in HD?
     
  11. jkrdevil

    jkrdevil UnRegistered User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    31,632
    Likes Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Maryland
    And see the all the local tv money go right down the tube. The blackouts are there to protect the networks TV ratings.
     
  12. Badger Bob

    Badger Bob Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    129
    Occupation:
    industrial engineer
    Location:
    in my happy place
    Home Page:
    In areas, close to Canada (NY, New England, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington State), serious fans preferred CBC coverage over ESPN. That led to the myth that NHL hockey was less popular than Arena Football, billiards and the WNBA.
     
  13. bayrider

    bayrider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal
    I've noticed that too. The HD quality on VS and NBC is far more superior than CBC and even TSN.

    But it's annoying being in Los Angeles area. Anaheim games on VS, which also show some HD games, are ALWAYS blocked out with exception to game 1 of the Ducks-Canucks series, which I think they left unblocked by mistake.

    Even in the regular season Ducks HD games are blacked out. Doesn't FSNW/FSNPT show Ducks games in HD or are they the HD feeds of the opposing team's RSN?
     
  14. cecilnyr

    cecilnyr Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, I wanted to watch the Vancouver - Anaheim game in HD last night (5/3) which VS produced but it was not available on the VS HD channel through Comcast.
     
  15. NomadManderson

    NomadManderson Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    5,041
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Same here... for game 5 of that series VS/GLF HD was showing golf programming, and they've occasionally given golf the precendent over NHL playoff games on that channel. However, when this happens the games would sometimes be shown in HD on INHD/Mojo... last night it didn't appear to be the case but I did see the game on there a bit later, tape delayed.

    I'm have zero interest in golf so I couldn't tell you the significance of what was being covered, but I can only hope it was significant and live coverage of an event if it is going to preempt live coverage of an NHL playoff game.

    EDIT: Same deal for tonights Buf/NYR game. Golf on Vs/GLF HD while the tape delayed HD version of the game is scheduled to air later on INHD/Mojo...
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2007
  16. sharksfansd

    sharksfansd Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    64
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I missed most of the BUF/NYR game, so glad you mentioned the tape delay of the INHD/mojo feed tonight. I didn't think they were showing any more games and stopped checking the schedule.

    I hope the distribution of the VS HD channel expands to more cable systems before the fall. I have Time Warner cable here in San Diego and don't get it, but I have been watching the Warriors games in HD on ESPN HD and TNT in HD. I think every single NBA playoff game has been in HD, but I will have to settle for weekend games on NBC to get the high def. :shakehead
     
  17. Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic #13 and counting...

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    21,989
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Student
    CBC was showing ANA/VAn series in HD!

    I like it but I love NBC's and TSN's.

    DOnt' knwo much abotu Versus!
     
  18. Silver

    Silver Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Home Page:
    Versus looks good in HD, better than NBC. I'm not a video engineer, but it looks to me like NBC is using a ton of compression. It's pretty easy to see compression artifacts on the ice.

    HDNet is amazing. Nothing on tv, with perhaps the exception of some stuff on Discovery HD looks better than an HDNet hockey game.
     
  19. iceblue

    iceblue Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,061
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Myrtle Beach
    Question: does Center Ice via DISH ever show the games in HD? I am thinking about purchasing a HD setup.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"