May 16, 2010

FA Cup Final picture quality

I didn't see the game live on ITV1 HD as I was at Wembley enjoying it for real, but I saw the highlights later in the evening and thought the picture looked nothing special. I then checked the Info box and it said "upscaled HD". Did ITV not cover the game in high definition? I can understand the camera that zooms down almost to pitch level being a standard def camera (actually looked quite small from where I was sitting) but surely they shot the game and studio with HD cameras? What did others think?

9 comments:

ar012b8603 said...

Thought the picutre quality was poor. It was certainly not HD. Having seen a friends sky hd picutre it was way short. Bering in mind the v+ box upscales standard def anyway, what is the point of the HD channels if they are not HD?

mattbuk said...

I flicked between ITV and ITV HD and the picture quality was a lot better IMO.

Matt said...

I saw a little of the game live and it was definitely hd but recorded the highlights on itvhd which definitely wasn't hd. Don't understand why they aired the highlights in sd when they obviously had access to hd content!

colinsmiff said...

Same as mattbuk switched from ITV to ITV HD and HD was definitely better, waving flags in crowd were just a blur on ITV, switched to HD and each flag stood out sharp.

Ozymandias said...

sadly for all the HD / SD / Widescreen / B&W guff it didn't change the result. For the record I saw fat frank missing his spot kick in a shop windows and the rest was in glorious text-o-vision in the Observer Sport section.

mattbuk said...

I really wanted Portsmouth to win. When Portsmouth got the penalty I was jumping up and down like a mad man lol.

I am a Manchester United fan so that explains it lol.

To be fair Chelsea deserved it this season. But we will get it back next session.

I was at Old Trafford for the final game against Stoke - they kept it underwraps that Chelsea had scored until 2 minutes after we scored and they started dancing - muppets lol.

I take it your a Chelsea fan Nialli?

Media Boy said...

This week Football in HD on Virgin TV:

Tuesday:
-Spain v France - UEFA U17 European Championships - British Eurosport HD from 16:30 (Channel 522).
-France v Colombia - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD from 18:55 (Channel 525).

Wednesday:
-Chile v Qatar - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD from 16:30 (Channel 522).
-Denmark v Russia - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD] from 18:40 (Channel 522).

Thursday:
-Colombia v Ivory Coast - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD] from 16:30 (Channel 522).
-Lyon v FFC Turbine Potsdam - UEFA Women's Champions League Final - British Eurosport HD] from 19:30 (Channel 522).

Friday:
-Denmark v Qatar - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD from 16:30 (Channel 522).

Saturday:
-Ivory Coast v France - Under-23 Festival of Toulon - British Eurosport HD] from 16:45 (Channel 522).
-Bayern Munich v Inter Milan - UEFA Champions League Final - ITV1 HD [England and Wales only] from 19:00 (Channel 113).

Monday (May 24th):
-England v Mexico - International Football - ITV1 HD [England and Wales only] from 20:00 [Excluding Scotland] (Channel 113)

whoareyou said...

Also the Amir Khan fight. On ITVHD broadcast from the States (on HBO, i believe) was also upscaled.... appalling

Nialli said...

@mattbuk: I guess my name's the giveaway? Been a Chelsea fan since 1969.