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Old 01-17-2008, 04:56 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by WickyWoo View Post
They look terrible too. Honestly the Fox 720p broadcasts here in Philly are the best because they aren't shoving 3 channels in the space, and because it's 720p they can devote all the bits to it. No nasty DVNR or artifacting, best non-disc HD video I've seen period
The sad part about OTA is that many stations are still using the same MPEG-2 encoder they bought in 1998 (especially if you're in a major market).

On the AVSForum HDTV Programming section, a lot of folks complain about NBC. Here in Silicon Valley, NBC looks fine because they have new encoders, and the weather sub-channel only gets 1.5 Mbps or so (and still looks okay).

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