BBC to screen World Cup in HDTV
The BBC have announced that they will be transmitting this year's World Cup in HD format as part of an ongoing HDTV test. The broadcast will be available in 1080i and you'll need a compatible HDTV and Tuner to view it.
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Of course this does mean that England's painful exit from the competition will be broadcast in greater than usual detail. Not so sure that's a good thing. Also I wonder if the sound quality will be any better? Often the live sport broadcasts don't have very good prologic surround.