[mythtv-users] HD Compression Artifacts

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Mar 24 04:53:10 UTC 2007

On 03/23/2007 04:54 PM, Scott Alfter wrote:
> John Goerzen wrote:
>> This is the first I've really noticed it, though.  I haven't watched
>> much basketball in HD, but the live football I've watched doesn't seem to
>> have had the problem.  And prerecorded shows usually look great.
> I've never noticed compression problems with the HD stuff I watch, but them I
> don't usually watch sports.  I've gone ahead and scheduled this
> afternoon/evening's games to be recorded because UNLV will be playing (go
> Rebels! :-) ), so it'll be interesting to see if the game looks significantly
> worse than NCIS or The Unit.

You ever watch the intro's to your shows (i.e. with the actors' names 
superimposed on fast-moving scenes/animations of images from the show 
and all)?  The NCIS intro (and, IIRC, also The Unit intro) is an 
excellent example of too-low-bitrate compression.


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