The more we see, the more obvious I think it is that the new uniforms are going to be much more similar to the pre-2005 uniforms than the current ones. That should make some people happy. :) I was actually OK with the current uniforms, although I am pretty excited to see the new ones!
Here is your geek PSA for the day:
In the pre-HD days, the CCD cameras that were used for television now were sensitive to IR wavelengths. Add to that the fact that many of the dyes used in fabric, particularly the purple ones, caused a IR fluorescent effect, the color often came across with a blue-ish hue instead of the purple that we see. This was even more noticeable in the 90's, when the dye for the jerseys fluoresced and the paint for the helmets didn't. That is why we would see blue jerseys and purple helmets on TV!
HDTV can correct this somewhat by applying digital filters to the video (because it is all digital), but the effect is still technically there - they are just fixing it before the feed is sent out. You will still notice it sometimes when the Vikings are on CBS - the AFC host stations aren't as adept as color correcting the Vikings shade or purple because they don't see it as often.
I love everything about the reveals so far.. But I WAS hoping for a part of the helmet reveal (like a matte/flat finish or close up of the facemask). But hey, I LOVE the arm stripes. Much better than I expected.