Originally Posted by coyoteaz
Feed to Canada. You're not the only one who has a big dish and knowledge of when shows feed
Never said that I was. I know there are plenty of BUDheads still out here. And I know that there are those that do go after the clean feeds and make BTs out of them.
Here is the pretty stupid part about placing a fake bug on the BT... it doesn't gain you anything in regards to quality. The BTers prefer to not include the closing credits, no matter if they are clean or network formatted, all to save space. The only advantage is that said BTer gets to say that they got it ready hours before anyone that could have done the exact same thing from the capture of a local affiliate. If they left the bug off and included the real credits, then the BT would be prized by some. Applying a fake bug doesn't fool 20th Century Fox and now that Fox is using that animated HD bug after commercial breaks, it is even more obvious as to the source.
Pretty sure he was talking about Prison Break, and you know better than I do that as a 20th Century Fox production, it doesn't suffer from that pesky encryption. Probably only a matter of time before they figure out that those feeds are once again being used to supply the Internet with high-quality copies of their shows.
Actually, when it comes to 20th Century Fox HD feeds to Canada, I know very little. I've not researched it. Why? Because I do not have the $5k IRD and 4.5m dish needed to get the Fox 8PSK muxes (bet that makes Fox happy to read that after all these years
). True, one could use a smaller dish. A perfectly tuned 12' would be extremely border line. 15' would be better. BUDheads can live with correctable errors.
The current Fox mux configuration is pretty good encryption as far as may capabilities and budget are concerned. But all it takes is one BTer with the right equipment to capture the feeds. I've read that Fox isn't encrypted. Last I read, Fox had to turn off encryption as it caused the CC data to be corrupted. I would have expected a firmware fix by now. Maybe it requires the new IRDs to fix that problem. The BT BUDheads aren't going to get clean feeds from Fox for long.
I'd love to be able to capture Fox Canadian and network feeds. Why? The damn local bug is extremely annoying. A bugless feed would be perfect and I suspect that the Canadian feeds are 1080i (though I have no proof one way or the other), which is what I would prefer.
Another reason why I don't upgrade my stuff to go after Fox feeds.... Blu-ray. These days, stuff is being released in 1080p. No bugs, no snipes and clean credits and sometimes, extended episodes. Waiting a relatively short period of time will result in a superior product. I've actually stopped capturing CW feeds of Smallville
. Both are now available in 1080p and DD5.1, where the CW only does Smallville
in DD2.0. No damn annoying CW bug in the middle of the screen and none of those horrible snipes. A network has actually driven me away from watching their programming. CBS is next on my radar.
The most obvious is that the bugs don't match in design, location, or size, or lack the colored (coloured?) effects when they come on the screen after a break.
Which is why 20th Century Fox isn't fooled by such artistry. If they are trying to fool the studio, you'd think they'd try harder to get it right. Even if they did use a real logo, doing frame grabs of the "work" would still show flaws in the process. So why bother? Who are they fooling.
BTW, there's colored effects? I've never noticed that with the local bug when it comes on the screen. Guess I need to do some image stills to see that.