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Old 08-04-2013, 03:46
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:48
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Dorna's output looked amazing on the beeb, makes you wonder why FOM's picture cant be as good.
I came here to post this:

'I don't know if it was the feed, the artificial lights or something to do with BBC 2 HD but the MotoGP picture last night was beautiful.'

So at least it wasn't just the fact that I had my glasses on then!

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:36
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Hope you remember me asking you good folk last year about my Daughters F1 scholorship
She has had a packed and enjoyable year and now into her second
She has been offered a couple of job connections in the industry making me a proud Mum
Her tales of the F1 family shows them to be such a friendly bunch
I had my reservations for her spending a few years away, no need
I flew out last year to the US GP to be with her, my first ever live foreign GP, Mum approved
Hated the US though

Not sure if anyone is interested, but may be able to get some half price silvertsone GP corporate packages through my Daughter
Remember seeing your daughter in the local rag down here about that too, sounds like a good crack and future career for her and you.

Your tickets may not go down well on here, most here whine about the 10 a month or so for sky a month, joking of course!
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:44
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I came here to post this:

'I don't know if it was the feed, the artificial lights or something to do with BBC 2 HD but the MotoGP picture last night was beautiful.'

So at least it wasn't just the fact that I had my glasses on then!

I watched for a very short time yesterday on the HD channel while channel hopping and the HD picture quality did look good. It was on Eurosport too and they both compared well. Europsort HD picture is normally a very high quality.
Perhaps the move of the BBC 2 HD channel has given it a bit of a boost, as the BBC F1 hd picture was poor last year.
Must admit though I do find motorcycling perhaps the dullest motorsport to watch. Except the tedious Porsche cup series!
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:18
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I watched the IR last night from Mosport, looked fantastic in 60FPS and had a rawness onboard that the F1 loses, the camera angle and fov made the action seem much faster. The newer F1 tracks look so clean santised with acres of concrete everywhere, Mosport looked a little tired but it made for much better visuals and a more 'organic' feel if that makes sense.

I can't wait for this weekend, I know the majority of this thread is all about F1 and only F1, but I can't wait to get over to Silverstone for the WEC...

I am paying 30 a ticket though, not sure if thats seen as scandalous or a bargain on here.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:38
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I am paying 30 a ticket though, not sure if thats seen as scandalous or a bargain on here.
Its a steal, especially compared to the cost of going to Lemans.
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Old 08-04-2013, 13:55
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Remember seeing your daughter in the local rag down here about that too, sounds like a good crack and future career for her and you.

Your tickets may not go down well on here, most here whine about the 10 a month or so for sky a month, joking of course!
Bless you

Actually a good response
Gone already
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Old 08-04-2013, 13:59
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......of course only the Moto GP was live
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Old 08-04-2013, 15:29
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A question :

If Mrs T's ceremonial funeral is on Saturday, does this mean no Qualifying coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix?
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Old 08-04-2013, 15:56
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The live coverage is scheduled to end at 8:30am. Not sure how the replay later on in the day would be affected.
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Old 08-04-2013, 15:56
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A question :

If Mrs T's ceremonial funeral is on Saturday, does this mean no Qualifying coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix?
Why shouldn't there be any coverage? They're showing it live in the early hours anyway. They can stick the rerun on BBC2 if they have to
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:14
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A question :

If Mrs T's ceremonial funeral is on Saturday, does this mean no Qualifying coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix?
Live coverage is so early in the morning that there is no chance of a clash. The re run would probably be shifted onto BBC2, where the current programmes at that time are repeats of University Challenge and Just a Minute.
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:17
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Its a steal, especially compared to the cost of going to Lemans.
I used to pay religiously to attend the British GP but when you'll pay 300 for the same seat you'll have for 30 at the WEC or BTCC etc it gets really hard to justify. I've seen Silverstone improve immeasurably since 2007 but it's still a rip off. I've done the general admission, grandstand seats etc....and there's quite a difference in experience but none of it was justifiable price wise to me (I like to think I'm realistic with expectations). Last year we were very lucky with being given tickets (FIA contact ) but this year I'm struggling to justify it.

I can't wait to see the Toyota at the WEC on Sunday, saw it in the flesh last september for the first time and was in love, sounds amazing compared to the hairdryer Audi.
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:39
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:52
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Live coverage is so early in the morning that there is no chance of a clash. The re run would probably be shifted onto BBC2, where the current programmes at that time are repeats of University Challenge and Just a Minute.
Yeah, sorry, i forgot to put the word "rerun" into my post.
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:56
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Times have changed. I remember as a lad the 1970s JPS black and gold cars emblazoned with cigarette ads. Now a girly pefume for men.

Good to see GT out and about, miss her!
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Old 08-04-2013, 16:59
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A question :

If Mrs T's ceremonial funeral is on Saturday, does this mean no Qualifying coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix?
I would be sick if that were the case. Awful woman who need no funeral at all. Chuck her down a mine she closed or something.

I'm not sad at all.

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Old 08-04-2013, 17:00
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Times have changed. I remember as a lad the 1970s JPS black and gold cars emblazoned with cigarette ads. Now a girly pefume for men.

Good to see GT out and about, miss her!
I'd rather bathe in Horse muck.

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Old 08-04-2013, 18:57
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I flew out last year to the US GP
Hated the US though
Curious as to how/why you 'hated' the US?

......of course only the Moto GP was live
Mine was more a commentary on your stream of conscience post.

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Old 08-04-2013, 19:00
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'I don't know if it was the feed, the artificial lights or something to do with BBC 2 HD but the MotoGP picture last night was beautiful.'
The Red Button SD stream for the ancillary coverage looked pretty good as well
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Old 08-04-2013, 19:14
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I think the floodlights helped - well lit events seem to suit HD better
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Old 08-04-2013, 19:26
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Dorna's output looked amazing on the beeb, makes you wonder why FOM's picture cant be as good.
I also found MotoGP's on-screen graphics system way more effective and useful than the current FOM one.
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Old 08-04-2013, 19:39
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Of course they have to be more re-active to position changes.
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Old 08-04-2013, 19:51
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I used to pay religiously to attend the British GP but when you'll pay 300 for the same seat you'll have for 30 at the WEC or BTCC etc it gets really hard to justify. I've seen Silverstone improve immeasurably since 2007 but it's still a rip off. I've done the general admission, grandstand seats etc....and there's quite a difference in experience but none of it was justifiable price wise to me (I like to think I'm realistic with expectations). Last year we were very lucky with being given tickets (FIA contact ) but this year I'm struggling to justify it.
Yep - it's well overpriced. But to be fair to Silverstone, that's the price it needs to be to make the contractual mathematics (just barely) work.

Warning: link contains tenuous excuse for printing photos of GT in just her bra. Good old DF.

I can't quite put into words, but there's something about the face of Sure Men being a woman that's, well, y'know.

Of course they have to be more re-active to position changes.
The Moto2 and Moto3 coverage wouldn't make sense without...
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Old 08-04-2013, 20:45
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ESPN will be showing the next three IndyCar rounds live in the UK which includes Long Island, Sao Paulo & the Indy 500. More info - http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/groups/in...wn-live-in-uk/.

Also I don't know if it's worth reading much into Keith Huewen's following tweet but I'll leave it here anyway;

Keith Huewen @KeithHuewen
"@steffensmark: when is the Indy Car back on Keith?" It's only on ESPN in the UK now, with big change once BT Sport takes over in July. - 7:45 PM - 8 Apr 13
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