BYU Wins Holy War

BYU Wins Holy War
George, like Collie and Harline before him, is now still open!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Problems on The Mtn.


There isn't a worse feeling then watching a distorted image on TV. Except when the image is distorted by the television station you are watching by the stations own doing. Yes, the Mtn has forced all of the fans watching the games to deal with pixelation, and a squished viewing area so they can project their logo, either on the top or bottom of the screen depending on the mood they are in that day. It rubs salt in the wound every time that they go to and from commercial breaks and for a second they take off the graphic and picture quality improves so you can actually see the field, only to have them cut away or insert the graphic forcing the screen back into pixalation.
Also, the flying Mtn logo has to go. It is okay to have that logo every once in a while flying across the screen; however, they use after the cut from one feed to another every time. It is okay to not show that logo and go to another camera, or use that five seconds to show the players lining up for the play. Most fans want to see the formation of both the offense and defense before the play, so they can prepare for what is about to happen on the field. Rather then see a flying logo scream across their screen like a hoped up teenager behind the wheel of a beater car.

The lines showing the first down and line of scrimmage need serious work as well. You have to be at least within a yard of the actual first down to make it a worth while graphic. Also they should have the technology to make it look like the line is actually on the field like all other telecasts and not a floating line that cut into players as they go back and forth over it.

Many Comcast employees have spoken out with surprise that more people haven't complained about this fact, but sighted the lack of availability of the channel as the reason behind the lack of caring from the viewing audience.

KISS- Keep it simple stupid, is always the way to go when it come to telecasts of sports. When a fan turns on a game it is for one reason only, to watch the game. If you are broadcasting a game and extras you are installing into the telecast get in the way of that, KISS, cut out the stuff that is getting in the way. (THE BAD GRAPHICS!!!)

Next Week: Side line reporters.

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