Recorded the first two practice sessions on my Directv DVR. Turned on FP1 and the AV broadcast "jumps" every 5 seconds or so. I watched for a few minutes but it was maddening and I had to turn it off. I even fast forwarded to various points of the broadcast but it does this throughout. Next I tried FP2 and WTF, it's the same. This does not bode well for race coverage. I suppose this might be a DTV issue, but I've never experienced this before, and only on both NBCSN shows??
If you think that NBC is going to do a better job that SPEEDTV, I hope you are right. But decades of race watching on the "BIG 3" (ABC,NBC and CBS) have shown me that they are not there for the fans, They are in it for the Money from advertising. ... I'm betting it wont be what we are used to and love about SPEEDTV.
I've actually enjoyed their coverage of the first couple races so far; better than on Speed. One of the things I like about the NBC coverage is that during commercials they often go side-by-side with the race in a small box on the upper-left, so it's still on my screen. They don't do that in every commercial brake, but in many of them.