Re: PBS HD
- From: UCLAN <nomail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:57:04 -0800
Charles Tomaras wrote:
How do you know? What are the data rates used by your local PBS station
and those of the other stations? I've seen HD on 720p as low as 10 Mbps
with no artifacts. Digital artifacts CAN be caused by factors other than
bandwidth deprivation, BTW.
Do you live in the Seattle area to have viewed this station or are you just speaking in generalities?
I can only use my eyes and my higher end 58" Plasma television which looks "spectacular" on most other HD stations to make my observations. In this instance data rates have little bearing over the reality of the product.
I'll say it again: Pixelization and macro-blocking - the two main HD/SD
video problems - are often caused by things OTHER than lack of bandwidth.
I've seen 18.5 Mbps video with terrible artifacting and I've seen 12 Mbps
video (on a channel with two SD sub-channels) look quite pristine. Unless
you know for sure that KCTS's video imperfections are bandwidth related
(they rarely are) painting them with that brush is just guessing on your
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