TNT/ABC not Delivering British Open in HD
After good news about the Tour de France and Wimbeldon being in HD, one of our favourite sporting events will once again be given as an SD up-conversion. The British Open Golf Tournament, scheduled to begin Thursday the 16th will not be in High Definition on TNT or ABC. . . again.
Last year we had high hopes that ABC/TNT would upgrade for this year. But after emailing our contacts at ABC and TNT both stations have confirmed that it will be an SD up-conversion. The golf coverage may still be good but it is disappointing to see that no steps were taken to get the British Open in HD this year.
ABC will have some interesting features to look out for from their press release including:
* X-Mo: a super-slow motion camera that provides great detail of the swing and impact on the ball.
* Golf Trak: an application that utilizes real-life aerial footage in a 3D environment to enhance the telecast.
* An aerial camera, mounted on an airplane, will show Turnberry from a bird’s-eye perspective.