sbiddle:mattwnz: TV3s HD coverage certainly isn't up to the quality of TVNZs. Just a pity about the commentators. Some who I hadn't seen for decades on TV.
I'm interested you say that because IMHO TV1's picture quality was absolutely terrible, it had obviously been artificially sharpened with a filter which was clearly obvious and ruined the viewing experience. TV3's image was vastly superior.
The only thing good about TV1 was their audio, TV3 had problems on Saturday night with their 5.1 being way too loud in the ear channels, and last night had issues with their centre channel commentary feed.
5.1 for the RWC has been stunning. Crank it up and disable the centre channel commentary and it's just like being there!
A couple of points.
I hardly watched TVNZ coverage because of the commentary team plus I found their DD levels quite low. The PQ seemed okay but I didn't stay there long enough to really notice.
Having been used to TV3 DD 5.1 presentations for a while it was up to their usual high standard apart from last nights. I did also note that the centre channel commentary had a bit of static at times and the rear channels were quite hot. In fact I kept wondering if I had left the fan exhaust above the stove or the microwave on when I was watching parts of the game.
Also on the audio front I always found Mehrtens was mixed too low.
While I watched mainly on my 56" TV I also watched a little bit on my 100" projector. Now that was an outstanding experience.