filper I did notice a little smear on the faces of some of the people but the picture was much better than what we have been previously viewing.
No smear on Csi NY
Fred from Pbs mentioned said this show was filmed in 1920x1080i/29.97fps, there was no conversion done or should I say a min amount?
Speaking to Fred this morning I did let him know on what we saw. I said the picture looks like you are running a digital noise reduction or too much compression.
He also had a coworker tape it and they can see the problems we are talking about now.
56 how did you know
By the way I asked Fred what bit rate are you running on the HD channel and he said because of the think bright and the other sd between 11-13mps.
No wonder why we are seeing a reduction in quality. I asked him what was the bit rate previously and he said it has always been the same no changes?
I’m thinking even though the hd channels might have priority it needs a bit more bandwidth up to say 15mps to help solve the problems we are seeing.
Here the good news. He mentioned WNED was one of the first stations in the Buffalo area to broadcast in HD, so they have a first generation HD encoder. A new one he said cost over $100,000.us
The good news is that WNED has raised some $$ through viewers contribution and he expect to purchase a new encoder within 3 to 6 months and hope to have it operational in 6 months time.
This latest/newest encoder is two generations newer than what they are currently using, forgot if that means this is a 4th gen encoder.