Sky Football HD

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  1. Welsh Thunderca

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    I dont quite understand the point of Football in HD. The interviews in the studio before / during and after the match ok. But why have a match in HD when the placement of cameras are appauling. Lets put the cameras so far that the players look like ant size superstars. Yes but its in HD, great then thats alright . Ok on a nice sunny day half the pitch is in shadow so because its in HD its ok too.
     
  2. BrynTeg

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    i think football looks great in HD,see the players much more detailed.
     
  3. Welsh Thunderca

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    I am not complaining about how bad or how good the players look in HD but the fact that if the camera are to far away then it doesnt matter if its in HD or not .
     
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    I am not sure is it just down to the lack of cameras.
     
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    The camera is that far away so you can see the action. You wont know whats going on if the camera is zoomed right in.
     
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    i think it does matter, take a look at the next match blackburn v chelsea, compare the skysports 1 and skysport1hd, the players even on the far angle look much more defined and easier to spot who is who on hd.
     
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    The football was one of the main reasons that I purchase Sky HD, on a projector you can really tell the difference, only had HD installed on Friday and watched Liverpool on Saturday, even the better half was blown away with the difference.
     
  8. Welsh Thunderca

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    The Chelsea game I thought was a good result. Seemed like there were more cameras present. But what I dont like is the middle high camera which seems to make filming lazy. Move the camera left and right and forget to zoom in. So my point was the size of the footballers on the other side of the pitch . Whats the difference between a footballer who apperars to be the size of an ant in HD or SD.
     
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    In SD you ain't got a :censored: clue who it is.
    In HD you can still tell who it is :thumbsup:
    Your arguement started as "can't see the point of football in HD" but it seems to be more about having a problem with the general positions and angles of camera's, whichever format, at televised football matches :confused:
     
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    I wonder what size TV you have? Maybe with just a 32 inch set or less there would be a problem identifying players on a wide shot, but on my 11 foot projector screen I don't have much of a problem.

    Try moving closer to your screen. You can get very close indeed with HD compared to SD. I don't think people are realising this. We are used to watching TV from across the room, or have to do this because of the number of people that want to watch. But from across the room, even a 42 inch plasma is probably too small for peoples eyes to see all the detail that is on screen.
     
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    Erm have you just started watching football??. The middle camera has always been this way and is best for it. it gives you a good view of most of the field of play.
     
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    If i wanted to be interested in close action , i can watch player cam.:rolleyes:

    Footie in HD is great.
    Even with more than 16 players in view , i can still make out names and numbers on the shirts.:thumbsup:
     
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    If you want to see why HD is better try watching some of the Spanish matches in SD! The 2nd match last night (forget who it was) was awful in SD.
     
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    I agree. The Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad looked terrible. There was a shadow image over the picture that started after about 30 mins and was there the rest of the game. I was worried it was my TV at first but I checked the other channels and they were fine.
     
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    My screen is in fact a 32" so to get the best out of HD I move the single seater within about four feet of the screen
     
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    I watched the Blackburn/ Chelsea match yesterday and even though the players looked well defined their seem to be an issues with the pitch and shaddows (not the best match I've seen)

    However I'm watching the Sunderland/WBA match and camera's seem close up, pictures excellent on my 42" plasma as good as the 2 prem plus matches on Saturday

    Compared to SD and the spanish football last night it's great.:thumbsup:
     
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    Have to agree with mitchec1 comments. The camera is closer today & makes the game more enjoyable. There also seems to be less blocking on the grass in shadow than the Blackburn/ Chelsea match.
     
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    I'd get a telescope too.
     
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    I watch footie, in HD, on my 32" LCD - and the difference between that and SD is outstanding. The PQ is cleaner, sharper, and much much much better. Even my sister-in-law, who is not interested at all in AV, comes round every weekend to watch the footie because - "...it's just like being there" :clap: :clap:
     

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