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    What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    I just have a quick question and I am hoping someone out there can give me a clue.

    Why aren't ISU sporting events on national television ever broadcast in HD?

    I was expecting the ISU v. Kansas game to be, it wasn't. On Versus, they just got an HD channel and none of the Football Games were in HD...

    What is the deal?



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Most of the FSN broadcasts (league-wide) in 2008 were on HD.
    FCS does not do HD.
    Versus rarely does HD.
    ABC has some games in HD.



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Gotta start winning or be in the Big 10 to have HD broadcasts...



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    There have been a couple in HD.

    Generally the bigger games get the HD equipment (which only makes sense).

    ISU simply hasn't been involved in many big games, really. We should be grateful there have been as many televised events as there have been, HD or not.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    There have been a couple in HD.

    Generally the bigger games get the HD equipment (which only makes sense).

    ISU simply hasn't been involved in many big games, really. We should be grateful there have been as many televised events as there have been, HD or not.
    Great Point, I guess I was judging this on the fact that it was KU on a Saturday on ESPN... just thought ESPN always had games in HD.

    I guess I'll know when we have made it when we get our games in HD... what a standard.



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Eventually everything will be. 10 years from now everyone will be saying "you remember those days when some games were in crappy resolution and others were not?" Of course I am just happy our games are on.



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    stop being greedy at least we are on tv more lately.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Most of the FSN broadcasts (league-wide) in 2008 were on HD.
    FCS does not do HD.
    Versus rarely does HD.
    ABC has some games in HD.
    And it's hard to tell which games those are


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Eventually everything will be. 10 years from now everyone will be saying "you remember those days when some games were in crappy resolution and others were not?" Of course I am just happy our games are on.
    Exactly. HD production equipment is still crazy expensive, and a lot of guys have significant money wrapped up in their SD equipment still.

    Until that stuff reaches the end of it's useful life, there will still be the odd game in SD. They should become increasingly rare, though.

    It is well within the means of most consumers to spend the 600 bucks or less for an HDTV. It's still VERY expensive for content producers to come up with the millions required to build an HD broadcast suite. Consider that for one weekend of college football, you would need to have maybe 30 - 40 of these spread across the various networks - and you can see the issue.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Funny you should ask that. ESPN actually listed HD in the game information on Saturday. Guess they lied.



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Exactly. HD production equipment is still crazy expensive, and a lot of guys have significant money wrapped up in their SD equipment still.

    Until that stuff reaches the end of it's useful life, there will still be the odd game in SD. They should become increasingly rare, though.

    It is well within the means of most consumers to spend the 600 bucks or less for an HDTV. It's still VERY expensive for content producers to come up with the millions required to build an HD broadcast suite. Consider that for one weekend of college football, you would need to have maybe 30 - 40 of these spread across the various networks - and you can see the issue.
    Hi Jumbo,
    Just to agree with what you said, I have an aquantance at ESPN and he told me (this is a couple years ago) that they had only a half dozen trucks with the HD broadcast equipment and since every single piece of the puzzle starting with cameras to truck to satellite has to be HD for us to receive it at home, a lot of stuff continues to be in SD.
    This was a couple years ago so I imagine some equipment might have been added.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    I've seen several other games that way this year. Ticks me off because ESPN billed it as an HD game but it wasn't.

    We did have one football game in HD this year but I don't remember which. It was sweet to watch.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Just because I remembered....

    Did anyone stick around to watch the Illinois game afterwards? That camera angle/position in that gym was the best I've seen yet. It was just awesome seeing the level of detail and the angle made you really feel like you were on the court.


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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Just because I remembered....

    Did anyone stick around to watch the Illinois game afterwards? That camera angle/position in that gym was the best I've seen yet. It was just awesome seeing the level of detail and the angle made you really feel like you were on the court.

    Totally agree. I love watching the camera angle there.

    I was hoping by now that nearly all games would be in HD.



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    Re: What's the deal with Iowa State and HD

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Totally agree. I love watching the camera angle there.

    I was hoping by now that nearly all games would be in HD.
    I'd really to know where they place the camera for those games and then lobby JP hard to do the same at Hilton.

    On the flip side watching an Okie St game is mind numbing. It feels like you are hovering over top of the court. I fall off my couch at least 6 or 8 times when I watch us play there.


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