[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Oct 31 19:06:48 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Sharkey" <eric at lisaneric.org>

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Raymond Wagner
> <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> > On 10/31/2011 12:07, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> >> How about, if football (or anything else that is supposedly
> >> hand-over-fist lucrative) runs over, CBS forfeits commercials for
> >> the
> >> rest of the night until their schedule is caught up? That's only
> >> fair.
> >
> > How is that fair? CBS paid for that spectrum. They can broadcast
> > whatever they want using it.
> Now that analog TV is dead and everything is a compressed multiplexed
> bit stream, I don't see why they can't crank up the compression a bit
> more during overtime and actually broadcast both simultaneously at
> lower bitrates. Just instantiate another plex and use EIT to mark
> everything clearly. (Yes, I know I'm glossing over *lots* of details,
> but the fundamental idea is basically sound.)

Except that that screws everyone *except* those watching a network affil
OTA: cable companies aren't gonna pass it.  And hence, cable watchers won't
see it, and *everyone* gets screwed except the small number of OTA watchers
smart enough to cope with it.

-- jra
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