[mythtv-users] US cable companies and mandatory OTA channels

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Jan 9 19:09:55 UTC 2008

Albert James wrote:
> OTA HD signals are not compressed, whereas their Cable equivilants are.

OTA HD channels are MPEG2, that is "not compressed" ?

I suppose if you sent only I frames it could be considered not
compressed, but I don't think anybody would do that. What's actually
transmitted is compressed by about 50-to-1.

But I agree that CATV-transmitted OTA signals are degraded for several


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