If you were talking to Joe about this, I'm surprised he still references upconverted programming in his conversation with you.Yaamon said:By the way he said that they were still trying/working to fix the upconverted sd to hd quality with Central Pbs.
I'll have to clean my specs for this firstYaamon said:He mentioned the 8pm show tonight Window to the Sea, is a true HD 1920x1080i produced from Buffalo so there is no conversion done here. He asked if I would be able to watch and give a feed back.
I still noticed minimal 'ghosting' during this broadcast, probably reduced due to the fact that there was not a lot of fast movement in the show.Yaamon said:He mentioned the 8pm show tonight Window to the Sea, is a true HD 1920x1080i produced from Buffalo so there is no conversion done here. He asked if I would be able to watch and give a feed back.
I told him I would call him back tomorrow with the results of the 8pm show.
I watched the shows (OTA) with a more critical eye, European Travels, Smart Travels and Windows to the Sea. Though there might have been an improvement, there was still smearing in faster transitions, especially in "Windows".Yaamon said: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.
Bandwidth is quickly becoming the number one shortfall and the costs are escalating. You see it with Satellite, web (podcasting) and compression must be done right. PBS is probably being sucked into the bandwidth economy but they have gone too far.Yaamon said: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.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.