Yup; the Internet is screwed up.
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
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.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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