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    Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    Question for everyone out there.
    I have a 32" standard definition TV (I know, it sucks).
    Most of the games are on CBS or FOX.
    I have DirecTV.
    I have notices that the graphics/text on games on CBS flat out suck.
    The scores are hard to read even sitting right next to the TV, all the text is hard to read in fact.
    I dont see that problem on FOX.
    Has anyone else noticed this?
    Is it just me?
    Is this evidence I can use to talk my wife into going HD? .
    OK HD isn't going to happen this year
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    I have a 56 inch samsung 1080p set and CBS looks darn fine if I do say so myself.
    Might be a number of things ranging from a cord or t.v., or just how that channel comes in on a standard set.
    I'd just buy a HD set if I were you
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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    yeah i've noticed the same. also the fields all look gray on cbs... the color is alot duller than fox. i like the fox broadcasts better, even though we have to listen to joe bucks annoying voice.


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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    I thought the HD looked awesome but the announcers left something to be desired (just not excited enough on the big plays).
    Too bad I couldn't synch Paul Allen (or whatever the voice of the Vikings name is) with the TV and get the best of both worlds.
    I did notice just a little bit of the scoreboard line at the bottom of the screen was cut off on my TV though.

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    yeah i've noticed the same. also the fields all look gray on cbs... the color is alot duller than fox. i like the fox broadcasts better, even though we have to listen to joe bucks annoying voice.
    i hate joe buck!

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    I have a 52, noticed the same thing for years.
    It has always been hard to read the numbers and text on CBS

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    Fox has better coverage and graphics in my opinion.
    CBS sucks, though I'd rather listen to Dan Dierdorf blather on about things he knows nothing about than listen to Joe Buck blather on about things he thinks he knows about.
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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    "briboy75" wrote:
    Question for everyone out there.
    I have a 32" standard definition TV (I know, it sucks).
    Most of the games are on CBS or FOX.
    I have DirecTV.
    I have notices that the graphics/text on games on CBS flat out suck.
    The scores are hard to read even sitting right next to the TV, all the text is hard to read in fact.
    I dont see that problem on FOX.
    Has anyone else noticed this?
    Is it just me?
    Is this evidence I can use to talk my wife into going HD? .
    OK HD isn't going to happen this year
    Thanks for your help.
    What type of cables are hooked up between your receiver & what inputs are they hooked into?

    Personally, I recommend RGB. It's better than S-Video. S-Video is better than simply hooking up a coax cable.


    Different video formats

    First a little introduction into the different video formats available to us.

    Composite
    S-Video
    RGB

    Composite is where the colour and the black and white signals are merged into one, and then split out at the other end. A standard PAL aerial uses this type of format. The quality is degraded because the black and white, and colour components are all transmitted along the same line.

    S-Video is better quality. It transmits the black and white signal (Y) separately from the combined colour signal (C). The black and white signal is send at full bandwidth.

    RGB is where the colours are transmitted separately, in full bandwidth, in a similar way to a computer monitor. As an aside, an intermediate format derived from RGB is YPbPr where (like S-Video) the black and white signal is sent at full bandwidth. However the colour components are sent as difference signals which are mathematically obtained.

    Generally, RGB components give a better picture quality than S-Video, although it has been argued that with good cabling this relationship can be reversed. Composite video is of a poorer quality than both RGB and S-Video.

    For our purposes, making a connector to facilitate RGB and S-Video connections will be more than adequate. Most TV's now have SCART plugs, and SCART to S-Video adaptors are readily available, so this would be the easiest option with good results to get the box up and running. However, later we might want to compare the quality of RGB and S-Video to get the best from the board, and so adding a socket for RGB will allow us this freedom.

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    "briboy75" wrote:
    Question for everyone out there.
    I have a 32" standard definition TV (I know, it sucks).
    Most of the games are on CBS or FOX.
    I have DirecTV.
    I have notices that the graphics/text on games on CBS flat out suck.
    The scores are hard to read even sitting right next to the TV, all the text is hard to read in fact.
    I dont see that problem on FOX.
    Has anyone else noticed this?
    Is it just me?
    Is this evidence I can use to talk my wife into going HD? .
    OK HD isn't going to happen this year
    Thanks for your help.
    Lots of anecdotal stuff here....

    My personal experience is that the quality of the CBS broadcast, as well as placement of graphics and such, can sometimes be a problem.
    I have both a DLP HD, as well as a Samsung tube that is also HD, and I've had issues with CBS on both of them at times.

    Also remember (and I don't know about last Sunday's game) that CBS does NOT broadcast all of their games in native HD format.
    Some of them are regular digital which are then upconverted to HD for broadcast over those channels.

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    Re: Vikings on TV CBS vs. Fox

    My tv is black and white, and gets 3 channels,
    CBS comes in crystal clear and looks fine to me...


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