[mythtv-users] HD Compression Artifacts

Mark Lehrer mark at knm.org
Sat Mar 24 14:31:52 UTC 2007

> oddly, I noticed that CBS's 1080i feed of the NFL looked much better
> in this regard than FOX's 720p feed, even with the idiotic choice by
> CBS to use overlays that thoroughly screw with mpeg encoding...
> Now if ESPNHD would just pull their heads out of their donkeys and
> switch to 1080i...

I don't know if it is the same in each market, but CBS uses the full
20 megabits here for hi def, that is why it seems to always look best.
PBS is the worst at 10 megabits.

I would prefer if nobody EVER used interlacing, it is an artifact of
the 1940's and a stupid waste of time.  720p uber alles!!  At least
until there is a 1080p60 option.


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