Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



296 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


Topic # 91866 21-Oct-2011 15:52 Send private message

Does anyone know why SKY is showing the world series baseball in SD mode when ESPN who they get the feed off(But not ESPN Australia or PAC RIM as they aren't showing it) does broadcast it in HD?

I asked SKY and they said they only get it SD but it is broadcast in other areas of the world in HD

Are SKY paying less for a SD feed?

Or converting HD to SD to save costs? I ask this as last week coverage of game 3 started in HD for 1-2 seconds with HD logos then went to SD mode.

 

Thanks for any replies



Create new topic
1196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 256


  Reply # 536184 21-Oct-2011 15:57 Send private message

i guess its a matter of what you can get in this part of the world..





18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 541464 5-Nov-2011 15:49 Send private message

The main reason is that the rights to the World Series are held by Fox in the US, ESPN carries a feed for the countries throughout the world that have no Fox affiliations. The one we get here is for the european audience.
I thought the Sky coverage here was to say the least pathetic, it was only was it a 4:3 picture that they "blew up" to fill a 16:9 frame and the quality was awful.
If you don't already, I would advise subscribing to MLB.TV were you can get all the games live in near HD quality from the internet.
Thanks 



296 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 541915 7-Nov-2011 09:27 Send private message

Thanks for the reply, I did a little research later and thought we got the US military feed.

Anyway FOX must have done it in HD so the feed SKY NZ got was converted to SD then they tried to convert it back to wide screen. No wonder it looked awful. 

They still have HD channels in Europe so SKY can't say it was only in SD.

Thanks for the info about MLBtv I am most likely going to get that for next year. 

The only good thing about it being in SD was that I didn't have to see crystal clear picture of Tony La Russa and the Cardinals winning the whole thing.

18 posts

Geek


  Reply # 542003 7-Nov-2011 13:24 Send private message

Being the Yankees fan that I am, I was out of it in terms of who won, but I would have preferred the Rangers to take it all.
Never the less, it was one of the best World Series for a while. 

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by joker97 on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 31-Oct-2014 23:55 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by joker97 on 28-Oct-2014 17:13 (123 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by pgsheng on 1-Nov-2014 01:50 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.