Originally posted by Jeff Williams
Can you get the PBS feed? That's 1080i too without any DirecTV compression. I have noticed what you are referring to also when flipping between WVIA and WNEP. Neither look bad, but WVIA looks better. It must be the lower resolution of 720p causing the difference.
I haven't been around lately. Been real busy, so I have to ask a few things to get back up to date.
- How is the "green line" problem coming? Any word from the company on a patch yet?
- TitanTV has the WNEP-DT schedule messed up again. Maybe you could point it out to them again.
- Any decision on a 16:9 news broadcast?
- Will Mark have the board up on the web site soon?
- And the $64,000 question, what is going on with WBRE/WYOU?
That about covers it for now. Glad to see that you decided to get DirecTV. I am patiently waiting for the right timing to take the plunge. Going to need about $3,000 for the TV and satellite receiver, and that's after my discount. I trying everyday that I'm there not to just run over and say I'll take it.
Most people cannot tell the difference between 720p and 1080i. It's the videophiles like us that can detect it. One of the reasons ABC choose the format was bandwith. If I were to send out a 1080i signal, the SD channels would have to go to make room. (May have room for 1)
To answer your questions in order:
The encoder moves to version 4 sometime in December. That's the only info I can get from the vendor. Don't know for certain that fixes the green line. They couldn't give me a list of bug fixes.
We contacted TitanTV last week about the duplication of 16-1 and 16-2. Thay said it would be fixed by the 15th. Now I see they added 16-2 and 16-3 with no programming. We'll be calling again this week.
16:9 on the newscast won't happen for a while.
I'll ask Mark tomorrow about the discussion board.
I'll find out tomorrow about the progress over at WYOU/WBRE.
Which HDTV systems are you looking at?
- Stu -