I think I read about 1080 articles (or was it 720) on how impactful HDTV World Cup broadcasting was. Missed em? Here are a few good ones to get you started: What’s on HDTV, Engadget, CIO, HDBeat, and Daily Wireless.
So I was flipping through my 18-odd HD channels I receive here in Comcast San Francisco land, and noticed the Miss Universe pageant, and I figured it was at least worth a few minutes of my time. I was amazed to see that it was actually a standard definition broadcast of the event!
In good old fashioned TV Guide fashion, JEERS to NBC for this!
I took a few fun minutes in Photoshop to replicate my impression of the quality of the video. All the images you are seeing are intentionally lousy looking. Just like the footage of the event.
Of course, I’m not changing the channel just yet…