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#41 OFFLINE   nollchr

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:48 AM

In CT:

Definitely a DTV problem and not the local affiliate during the football game. I called a friend who has cable and receives the same NBC as I do and his picture was crystal clear. D's was totally pixelated and blocky. The SD channel looked like the normal SD channel. The HD signal cleared around half-time.


The thing i found odd was all the commercials looked fine!!!! As soon as the game came back, the picture fell apart...

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#42 OFFLINE   Jon D

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:31 AM

That's not D*'s fault...sports on NBC looks terrible because they waste bandwidth on their subchannel, WeatherPlus+.


Yeah. Fox definitely has the best looking sports here. I think CBS also wastes too much bandwidth on sub channels.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:31 AM

NBC from NY DNS looked good on the national MPEG2 feed.

In fact, the freezing and audio glitches that plague that channel are mostly fixed. I noticed only a couple of audio dropouts and no picture freezes at all during the first half (I fell asleep at halftime.)

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#44 OFFLINE   Jon D

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:34 AM

Yeah. Fox definitely has the best looking sports here. I think CBS also wastes too much bandwidth on sub channels.


I take back my last.. Must have to do with uplinking and encoding. Since Fox came online way after CBS and NBC, perhaps they have the newer equipment and WVIT and WFSB have the older stuff. Phone calls to the local stations might yield some answers.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:15 AM

Anyone else not seeing full HD on NBC for the NFL game?? Come on, first game of the season and once again NBC cannot get it right.



I saw full HD but on my local affiliate the picture was horrible to say the least. Luckily I also have the NY affiliate and that HD pic was crystal clear!

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:26 AM

Also disappointed with NBC football, KCRA 3 here in Nor Cal. The OTA through my HR-20 looked a little bit better than the Mpeg4, but, still have macroblocking during fast moving shots such as following players after a play or leaving the field. I know live HD is hardest to produce for now, but I hope it gets better! I can't remember but will Mpeg4 bitrate increase when D10 goes live since it may relieve some bitrate pressure from the existing sats carrying HD? I know picture quality is dependent on network, conditions, DirecTV bandwidth; I just hope that anything sent over D10 looks much better than NBC football last night.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:30 AM

Yeah. Fox definitely has the best looking sports here. I think CBS also wastes too much bandwidth on sub channels.


KCBS-DT Los Angeles has no subchannels and is absolutely the best OTA in the market, KTTV-DT Fox is a close second.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:02 AM

Also disappointed with NBC football, KCRA 3 here in Nor Cal. The OTA through my HR-20 looked a little bit better than the Mpeg4, but, still have macroblocking during fast moving shots such as following players after a play or leaving the field...I just hope that anything sent over D10 looks much better than NBC football last night.


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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:05 AM

NBC from NY DNS looked good on the national MPEG2 feed.

In fact, the freezing and audio glitches that plague that channel are mostly fixed. I noticed only a couple of audio dropouts and no picture freezes at all during the first half (I fell asleep at halftime.)


not just a sports issue terrible for the today show as well, looks like its something to do with NBC and I am sure the cable folks will say the picture is clear since with cable they have always been used to seeing it "fuzzy":lol:

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:00 PM

May NBC should use Posted Image on the lenses:grin:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:23 PM

Receiving NBCHD from Los Angeles through Dish on VIP622 (no OTA available here) and it looked great here! No problem with pixellation and it was in full HD throughout the broadcast.

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