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post #64 of (permalink) Old 2006-11-15, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Boss View Post
he said sasktels picture is alot grainer and has more of a wash to the picture
Can you clarify this?

HD signals are "pure digital" all across the transmission chain. The symptoms you describe -- "graininess and washed out colour" -- are analog quirks.

Digital signals cannot, by definition, suffer from this. You CAN get data errors which lead to freeze frames, macro-blocking, etc.

Or is SaskTel somehow manipulating Bell's all digital satellite feed with analog filters before restoring it to digital and sending to the customer? Seems unlikely but anything is possible.
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