The Olympics are coming!! We’re new to this relationship, so you don’t know much about me yet. But, I LOVE the Olympics. I will watch anything Olympics related. ANYTHING!!! Last night there was Figure Skating on so I tuned in so I’d get familiar with the skaters heading in to the final stretch before the games.
Well, last night’s Cup of China competition was on Universal Sports. I changed over and immediately the screen shrunk. Not to show off, but my 80-inch-feel-like-you’re-there-magic-box was suddenly rendered standard-def. WHAT?! I know I sound self-entitled, but I’m part of “that” generation so I’m going to embrace it for now and say “WHERE’S MY HD?” I want to be able to see that figure skater slice the rink open, and kick up chunks of ice, if I so please. And goodness help me, if skater hits the ice I kind of want to watch her, or him, bounce.
I took it upon myself to tweet to @UniversalSports asking what was up. They have responded, asking my provider, so we’ll see where this goes. I just hope they don’t pull a Pac-12 Sports Network and say “Drop Directv!” I like my Sunday Football overload too much for that be an option.
UPDATE!!! While I was hacking away at my keyboard for this blog post, @UniversalSports responded to my tweet and informed me that USN is in fact broadcast in HD, and it’s up to my provider (@Directv) to offer it. So, now I’m on to my next target… Come on Directv! I want to see HD ice!