Originally Posted by DavoM
If you read this thread thoroughly, you'll discover how "stellar" I think WINK is.
I emailed WINK engineering about the bandwidth issue (why am I seeing something around 15Mbps and macroblocking when I should see something north of 18Mbps and no macroblocking). The response was that WINK is giving us full bandwidth, i.e., not messing with anything, and the problems I see are network related, bad cameras at the venue, etc. Uh huh.
Meanwhile, I recorded a bit of CSI tonight from WINK and got slightly less than 15Mbps. A fellow AVSer in Las Vegas gets upwards of 18Mbps when recording CSI from his local CBS affiliate.
The ES PID info in WINK's transport stream shows a bitrate of 15.000 Mbps. Another interesting data point, but still not conclusive since the ES PID info can be incorrect.
Hell, I knew there was something wrong with WINK last year
when I was down here watching the Steelers playoff game on CBS and saw the macroblocking. I knew something wasn't right. WINK blamed Comcast for that one. There was no OTA to compare to, so I couldn't argue.