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KCSM 60-2

Why the quality on this channel is so bad? There is about 30 seconds delay vs Youtube and only 360 lines are used for the image. 60-3 is way better. Any ideas?

You can't expect KCSM to carry this in HD on their -2 channel. It's only an SD channel. Until KRCB takes over KCSM I don't think you'll see any improvements.

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You can't expect KCSM to carry this in HD on their -2 channel. It's only an SD channel. Until KRCB takes over KCSM I don't think you'll see any improvements.

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I am comparing 60-2 - an SD channel - to another SD channel from the same station - 60-3. The difference is startling. It seems they know how to broadcast 480i 16:9 signal which doesn't look like a post stamp.
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I am comparing 60-2 - an SD channel - to another SD channel from the same station - 60-3. The difference is startling. It seems they know how to broadcast 480i 16:9 signal which doesn't look like a post stamp.

I attached an image of 60-2 and 60-3. It may not be the best SD I've ever seen but it's not that bad. I've seen much worse.

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KCSM 60-2

Why the quality on this channel is so bad? There is about 30 seconds delay vs Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c_Bac-17Rk and only 360 lines are used for the image. 60-3 is way better. Any ideas?
Be glad that there is a light on, wait until the new owner takes over for improvements. $12M paid for the station from a FCC repack payment > $80M.

VC 60.3 is locally generated and the radio station was not included in the sale so it is better.

VC 60.2 gets to the transmitter perhaps in a way that delays it and softens it. Not too bad from France perhaps via YouTube.

But then, my main viewing is B&W from 1950- 1970 so I am not bothered.

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I attached an image of 60-2 and 60-3. It may not be the best SD I've ever seen but it's not that bad. I've seen much worse.

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You are showing a 4:3 screen. This is how 60-2 looks on a 16:9 screen:



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AVS2099, KCSM channel 60.2 is transmitted as 480i, 4:3. What have you got your TV screen set to? It should be set to "Normal" to get the picture shown as it's being transmitted. I bet you have yours set to "Full" which stretches everything to 16:9. I'm using what the settings are labeled on my TV; yours may vary. Look for the "Wide" or "Size" button on your remote to adjust the setting.

This feature is provided so that the user can adjust his TV to the size he wants. You might note that a lot of the stations you've been watching in 16:9 are actually transmitted at 4:3 with black bars on the side.

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