have to admit that I have watched a good amount of the Olympics
far. Once you get past the O.K. picture quality, it's not that bad. The one thing that I love is NBC's new take on the
classic "ticker." They threw out the standard idea of what it is supposed to be (side-scrolling text) and
NBC removed the classic scrolling text for "vertically stepping" text. That is, text
that rises up and stays stationary just long enough for you to glance at it, then moves up as another one takes its
place. Plus, with the added high-def eye candy, it works and looks great.
NBC has a lot of video up on
Google video and this
has the ticker in reference at the bottom of the screen. Sure, the clip isn't in HD, but you can still clearly
make it out. Here's hoping that other networks make use of the widescreen picture that high definition offers.