Alright. got the new Skywatch in the mail today. Searched through to see what options we have to watch the Superbowl.
It seems the biggest one day sporting event in the world, who a lot of NZers are excited about, will NOT be shown in HD.
Instead it will be on ESPN (which has most of sky's NFL coverage). The problem with this is that ESPN here is of terrible quality, non-HD and I don't even think its in widescreen yet.
Sky had bought rights for the Playoffs games to have in HD so i don't see why the superbowl, which is a HUGE event with hundreds of millions of viewers world-wide, should not be.
We get the Australian feed of ESPN. Over in aus ESPN IS HD (hence we get the ESPN HD ads). But Sky in NZ don't want to pay the extra to have another full HD channel. The question is why not? whats the point of buying a new tv, My Sky Hdi etc if programs aren't even shown in widescreen let alone HD?
Anyone else think this is compelte BS?