[opendtv] Re: Olympics HDTV

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 17:18:59 -0600

Greg Staten wrote:
> Others can probably fill this in greater details, but it is my
> understanding (from discussions with folks at both NBC and the CBC) that
> the HD event feeds coming from Torino will be 1080i/50.=20
> The event feed format is at the discretion of the host country. And,
> since Italy is a 50hz country the feeds are 50hz.=20
> It is possible that NBC will originate some 1080i/60 location feeds (for
> their studio set, etc), but the event feeds will all be 1080i/50.=20

That's very very bad news. Why do they do things like that ...
especially for HDTV? Since the USA is the major site for HTDV,
it should be 60 Hz. If necessary, there should be dual cameras.

Feed type should be at the discretion of who pays: which is NBC.

Doug McDonald
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