Yup; the Internet is screwed up.

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 13 16:23:24 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Adams" <cmadams at hiwaay.net>

> 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.

TTBOMK, no, the affils don't actually reencode the whole feed; there are 
boxes these days that can insert your bug without trashing the rest of 
the stream -- and I think their contract with the network *requires* them
to run their primary streams as-had, though I can't produce a citation
on that.

Do you have a citation on this, Chris?  I have a couple MythTV people
on that list who work at network affils that I could ask.

-- jra
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