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· Hall Of Fame
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Has anyone heard regarding YES or MSG plan on going 4k anytime soon? Several other RSNs including NESN, Charter, and Altitude do 4k games. Seems that RSNs in big markets (such as NY) would be amongst the first to go 4k but apparently not.
 

· Beware the Attack Basset
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Going full-time 4K with any linear channel seems unlikely in the foreseeable future. Many cable companies have a whole lot of upgrading to do before that can happen.

With HD, it took Mark Cuban stepping up to create a dedicated HD channel.
 

· Beware the Attack Basset
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So a cable company couldn't down rez the signal from 4k to HD?
They most certainly could, but what would be the point of making the 4K feed available on a full-time basis if all but one or two of the distributors are going to need to savage the PQ by down-converting it to HD?
 

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Wouldn't it be the same quality as if it was HD from the beginning?
That depends entirely on what equipment and associated parameters the distributor is using to scale and modulate the content along with what's going on with the other streams that share the carrier frequency. While the decode stage typically isn't lossy, some (if not all) of the successive processing steps are.

The needs of the many versus the needs of the few... or the one.
 

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That depends entirely on what equipment and associated parameters the distributor is using to scale and modulate the content along with what's going on with the other streams that share the carrier frequency. While the decode stage typically isn't lossy, some (if not all) of the successive processing steps are.

The needs of the many versus the needs of the few... or the one.
And I'll bet virtually no one would notice any loss of pq.
 

· Beware the Attack Basset
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And I'll bet virtually no one would notice any loss of pq.
There are just too many ways that resolution (and advanced sound) can be fragged by lossy conversion. Moreso if the feed is HDR/WCG.
Then there are those MVPDs that take it further down to 720p which isn't a nice round scaling. There's also the issue of content that has been upconverted to 4K from various resolutions (perhaps as low as 720p) as part of the event production.

If 4K is the future, I expect it is most likely to be streamed rather than modulated into a channel.
 
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