Anyone know why ESPN isn't broadcasting the men in true HD?

DNShade

Hall of Fame
Anyone else notice this? Was like this last couple weeks as well.

The women get full 16:9 HD - but not the guys? That should tell us all something about what ESPN really thinks about men's tennis...

Thoughts?
 

FalconX

Rookie
Close up of Gilbert's face on HD is just too graphic for the average viewer. FCC will issue many fines. Not worth it.
 

DNShade

Hall of Fame
Close up of Gilbert's face on HD is just too graphic for the average viewer. FCC will issue many fines. Not worth it.
That's funny. Did you see his raccoon burn/tan from being in the stands yesterday? He looked liked Dreyfuss in Close Encounters...

I guess Winning Ugly doesn't involve sunscreen.
 

guernica1

Semi-Pro
That's funny. Did you see his raccoon burn/tan from being in the stands yesterday? He looked liked Dreyfuss in Close Encounters...

I guess Winning Ugly doesn't involve sunscreen.
I remember an old Tennis magazine from the 90's where Brad Gilbert developed a rare condition in his eye from excessive UV light.. the picture was not pleasing.

Saw the guy a few years back, if he wasn't a tennis player you'd think he was some sort of wise guy... he is very strong for his age.
 

PED

Legend
Anyone else notice this? Was like this last couple weeks as well.

The women get full 16:9 HD - but not the guys? That should tell us all something about what ESPN really thinks about men's tennis...
Thoughts?
I've wondered the same thing. They do the same thing for the champions league soccer as well.

It's kinda hard to take when they have the black bars on each side and then the next show that comes on is "professional" lacrosse broadcast in full HD. I wish someone had the answer.
 

Baxter

Professional
If you zoom in on their crappy SD broadcasts to get rid of the side bars and garbage on the top and bottom, you get an incredibly bad picture, worse than 1970s tapes. ESPN2HD's tennis coverage gets worse every year. They used to do fairly small tournaments like Amelia Island in great HD, but that hasn't happened in years.
 

PED

Legend
Most of the time, they do the wimby coverage in full hd as well as most of the Master series as well. They do the women but not the men in full HD? It can't be that much more expensive. Plus they've got the bottom line ticker and that crappy scoreboard at the top of the screen taking away another 25% of the viewing space.
 
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