question: If the macroblocking problems were a result of the TV and not the broadcast. would the macroblocks be visible when you pause the dvr? When I pause a macroblocking segment. the "blocks" are frozen on screen as well.
If they are there when you freeze, it means they are in the source.
However, freezing even a very smooth picture can give you fuzzy or blocky results as the picture is actually made up of blocks no matter how small.
I will agree on the logo flashing over the screen but that is an issue with how they designed the logo. You will be hard pressed to find any logo that moves across the entire screen anywhere being smooth. It is just not worth effort. Overall, the PQ and crispness is by far the best I have seen from NBC to date.
Oddly, when broadcasting on the basketball channel and my local OTA NBC station (Baltimore), the picture was better side by side on the basketball channel. But then again, the basketball channel is not sharing bandwidth with a weather channel.