Help on Quality feedback
Hi Chuck and Larry and others,
I got some feedback from Al who is able to pick up KFTY-LD Channel 2 from Mt. St. Helena in the mountains near Yosemite. I think this is the furthest I know of anyone regularly watching an LPTV station (he is probably a few more miles away than Chuck, maybe 170 miles total). He says he picks up KFTY-LD 80% of the time, and only picks up KEMO 50 (RF 32) 30% of the time.
He said, only sub-channel 8 looked good on KFTY-LD. I'm running 2.4 Mbps on the .8 channel and the rest have been running 2.05 to 2.1 Mbps. So, I just now turned of the .9 channel on KFTY-LD and bumped up all of the rest of the channels so that everything is running 2.4 Mbps. Does everything look better to you? Granted, my .2 channel and .7 channels come from low quality feeds, but my .4 comes directly from a computer hooked into the mux / encoder, so it should look better as should the other sub-channels.
Perhaps I was too ambitious with 9 sub-channels. If so, then I'll stick with just 8 sub-channels going forward until I can afford a $130,000 encoder from Harmonic that can do 12 sub-channels. The Anywave encoder was about a tenth the price.
I did have problems with my Anywave encoder recentely where the static PSIP info disappeared. I restarted it, but now it looks like the .1 channel is saying .229. I'm asking Anywave for help.