ESPN Complaint - INDY500 telecast

Review by GA_Maggie46 on 2007-05-27
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I have to watch the race on TV when I can't be there. The sound is so bad that even with my surround sound at max you can't get the feel for the sound of the engines on the cars. It is one of the most famous events in the world. The sound on the coverage stinks. And, I am sick of GO Daddy.COM commercials!!!!
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-06-16
Posted by S. on 2007-05-27:
Thanks for reminding me! Forgot to turn it on. Love the Indy 500. When I lived in IN, had a friend who had a 'pull' for tickets. As a result, was there four years running. I think there's a sell-out for tickets at least 3 years in advance.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-27:

They are under a rain delay right now anyway. DP is in second place.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-27:
Sound's great to me, Cox HD cable. Getting tired of watching the tow trucks trying to dry the track though.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-27:
superbowl, the coke cola 600 is coming on now!
Posted by Starlord on 2007-05-28:
Channel 15, out of Phoenix, carried the race here today. ESPN had that moronic Side by Side, which shoould have been called Indianapolis 500 Commercials. They shrank the picture from the track and killed the sound, so you would not miss one word of the almost constant commercials they ran, while you were trying to figure out the silent coverage of the race. Now, tell me THAT wasn't ESPN's fault!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-28:
ESPN is a sports network.It should not have cars going around in a circle,tennis,golf,cheerleading,or bull killing.

Thank You
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-28:
What about midget wrestling?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-28:
Thanks Lids I forgot about midget wrestling,and championship spelling bee
Posted by 10retail on 2007-05-29:
Get over the commercials who do you think pays for us to practically watch our TV for little to no price. Lets see most of the time ESPN is on basic cable which is usually anywhere between $20-50 and thats for anywhere from 30-70 channels if not more. Vs paying anywhere from $50-1000(if not more) per ticket at the major sporting events. Do the math. Even if you've got the works on cable(or satellite)thats still no match to pay the full price live)not even including how much you'd pay for food.
Posted by D. on 2007-06-16:
Maybe you need to get better surround sound equipment. The commercials are the reason you are able to watch them drive around and around in circles when you can't be there. It could be worse, they could have that big old ugly Burger King with his big ugly plastic head as a sponser!

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