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NFL goes Hi-Def League; improves instant replay capabilities

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  1. broadwayjoe

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/08/09/bc.fbn.instantreplay.hd.ap/index.html

    HD systems have been installed in all but three stadiums and will be in use during the preseason. The three exceptions are due to the New York teams, Dallas and Indianapolis awaiting the opening of new facilities, which will have HD capabilities. For now, their current stadiums have HD hardware but not the signal, which means the image quality is better than before but not as good as in other cities -- or in fans' homes.


    Do you think this will help the officials make the right calls?
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    Re: NFL goes Hi Def League improves instant replay capabilities

    Maybe a little but it seems like most of the bad calls right now are penalties which aren't reviewable.
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    Re: NFL goes Hi Def League improves instant replay capabilities

    "About half of the situations that have been reviewed since 1999 involved whether a potential catch was complete or incomplete, Blandino said. He believes the new HD replays will help officials greatly with that type of call.

    "What used to be, 'Is this foot in or out of bounds?"' Zabel said, "is now that you can see the blades of grass between the foot and the sideline."


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    That should help on reviewable plays. In addition, MORE cameras, e.g. goal line cameras would resolve other conundrums.
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    Re: NFL goes Hi Def League improves instant replay capabilities

    makes sense to me.


    HD has changed sports broadcasting. How many peeps get pi$$ed when the game is in Low-def?


    It becomes almost unwatchable.
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    Thats cool

    Ild like to see what it looks like in the hood especially on the new hd

    how big is the screen and what is it like trying to decide a play
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    it all depends on who the mob bets on.

    Lately, they've been a big fan of the Colts

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