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Lakers are 7-4 in High Definition ...but not for long sportsfans!

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Lamar: "It's about time that KCAL started broadcasting us in HD."
Kobe: "Yeah? It's about time your fuckin knee healed. How 'bout that?"

The Lakers are #2 in the Pacific Division with a .643 record and have a .636 record in games broadcast in High Definition. Pretty good, since the games are only broadcast in high def when they play top teams... until now. Starting February 2nd, all Laker away games on KCAL 9 -- even against crappy teams like Memphis or Boston -- will be broadcast in 720 vertical lines of glory. Which means (if you've been paying attention) that the Lakers are poised to improve their high def record.

Some may ask "but LAist, why only 720p -- why not 1080p?" Well friends, as any audiophile knows, sports games are generally broadcast at 720 lines because it provides a smoother image for fast-action sports telecasts. Besides... if you can notice the difference between 720p and 1080p, you need to back the f*** up.

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This is great news for Laker fans as well as HD junkies. Anyone who has high def knows that it is the gateway drug to mollifying programming like KCET "just 'cuz it's broadcast in HD". Well all of that scavenging for decent content will end once Kobe and friends play their KCALHD opener against the Indiana Pacers.

Set your TiVos Los Angeles.

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