Have been getting severe ghosting on WNED Buffalo - Toronto for the past few weeks here in downtown Toronto. See it both thru Rogers Cable 3250HD set top box and with OTA antenna coming off the CN Tower. That would seem to indicate that the problem is not with Rogers. When I first got my LCD HDTV and HD cable in early April PBS looked great. Something has changed somewhere since then.
I saw the ghosting the other day.....it was a concert but I think it was widescreen. The camera was on a relatively slow pan. I read in another forum that this is because of lack of bandwidth for HD. I don't think its macroblocking.
As I've said before, other than this problem the PQ has been great...certainly better than Spokane or Detroit.
I watched a gardenning show today and did see some ghosting and also some flashing when there was slow panning over a lot of detail such as very small rocks or branches. This seems to be a relatively new thing. It certainly wasn't there when we got the other HD PBS stations.
We uncovered a buffer processing issue with one of our multiplexers - it was corrected Wednesday evening. Hopefully, this will take care of the problem.
I believe it's "better" than it was, but still not right. I've been away and will catch up on some programmes over the weekend. I recorded the latest Cousteau, but haven't seen it yet. Keep up the feedback...
Watching Alaska's Gold Rush Train right now and the out the window views are making me nauseous. I think this show might be the worst yet for smearing (and I have seen it before the trouble began). If I had to watch the whole thing, I actually would be sick.
I agree. Post 41 response from WNED has not corrected the ghosting problem on motion. I find if the picture is absolutely still, it may be better than a couple of weeks ago, however, I too have been gettting "nauseous" watching all of the shows when there's the slightest movement on screen or camera panning.
I've watched a fair number of programmes in the past week - Cousteau, Art, Philosophy, SoundStage, Austin City Limits...
I will provide this feedback to my contact at PBS and advise when I hear back.