Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:02 PM
For whatever reason, KPIX 5 is now showing a lot of pixelation on live sports events. This issue started during the NCAA tournament, and it got progressively worse week by week. Lots of macroblocking around the players in motion, and pixel shifting in the background. It was also noticeable when I watched the KPIX feed at a sports bar with Directv. I also have an OTA antenna hooked up for comparison, and this was not an issue originating from the TV station.
I have previous college basketball games from earlier in the season recorded on the DVR (HR22) that don't exhibit any pixelation whatsoever. Before, KPIX was one of the best local broadcast channels, and now it has to be one of the worst.
Also, beginning last weekend, I began noticing some of the same issues cropping up when watching the Stanley Cup playoffs on KNTV 11. As with KPIX, this was another station with a very clean feed until this degradation began showing up.
KGO 7 just seems to have a noisy signal, but it also looks noisy on the OTA antenna.