Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Sun Jun 12 21:48:33 UTC 2011

Once upon a time, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> said:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chris Adams" <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
> > The top profile for Blu-Ray is 36 megabits per second, and that is
> > not used on most titles. Over-the-air HDTV is 19 megabits or less.
> > Cable HD channels are often only 12-15 megabits per second.
> Chris glances off, but doesn't quite say, that cable providers are prone
> to *reencode* OTA HDTV, leaving cable subscribers with a worse -- sometimes
> a *substantially* worse -- picture than they'd get from an OTA antenna.

Well, the OTA providers are doing it to the network feeds first, so I
don't see focusing on the cable providers doing it to the OTA providers
as the sole source of quality issues.  The OTA providers also reencode
to add bugs, weather/breaking news crawls, etc., and they don't always
do a good job of that before feeding the signal to the statmuxer.

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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