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HD PQ Softer recently?


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#21 OFFLINE   n-spring

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

I also am getting a weird artifact on ABC. Whenever I watch or record something from ABC every now and then I will get this horizontal line artifact in the upper 1/3 of the screen. It lasts for about a little less than a second, but this just recently started happening in November and is a minor annoyance.


Funny you should mention that. I too have seen a yellow line appear at the top edge of my ABC local. Unlike your case, I have to change channels to get it to go away.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

interesting that i noticed this thread.... i was telling my wife this morning that the HD looks a little different. i was thinking a tad "blurry" or a better term would be "softer" than it used to be. but yeah, i noticed it right away on TBS and CNN today. just so happen i got the new hd gui software last night. wonder if any of this is related.....:confused:

something seems off...

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:54 AM

I'm guessing they're planning on shoehorning some stuff into those transponders with lower bitrates, or reducing the overall bitrate to make reception a bit better since its easier to pick up something with a lower bitrate.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:44 AM

interesting that i noticed this thread.... i was telling my wife this morning that the HD looks a little different. i was thinking a tad "blurry" or a better term would be "softer" than it used to be. but yeah, i noticed it right away on TBS and CNN today. just so happen i got the new hd gui software last night. wonder if any of this is related.....:confused:


I caught a little bit of Wolfe Blitzer on CNN yesterday pm. He was live on location somewhere in Florida.
I commented to myself (I do that quite often) that I thought the pq was nothing short of stunning.
No soft pq issues here.
Perhaps I Misremembered.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

I'm guessing they're planning on shoehorning some stuff into those transponders with lower bitrates, or reducing the overall bitrate to make reception a bit better since its easier to pick up something with a lower bitrate.


I don't think that's true at all.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Yes Ch 2 NY & CH 390 both looked softer on CSI then they did in the past , but 390 looked a bit better , wonder if the bit rate is the same for both chs ?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

Pretty sure those are the same exact feeds mapped to two different channel numbers.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

Pretty sure those are the same exact feeds mapped to two different channel numbers.


They are;

Its a national or "CONUS" beam feed from DIRECTV 11 at present, on channel 390 (WCBS 2-DT N.Y.) which is then mapped to local channel 2 in the program guide at the receivers for N.Y. subs.

This mapping over of CONUS feeds to the local channel range is actually done to all of the "big four" networks for subs. in both the N.Y. and L.A. markets

Its done this way so these local feeds may simultaneously perform DNS service.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

NGC HD looking really bad to me right now. Overall overcompressed look

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

NGC HD looking really bad to me right now. Overall overcompressed look


Nighttime shots on Alaska State Troopers usually looks bad. The well lit day scenes were fine.
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