Originally Posted by eVo7
... IMHO the HD picture quality is better however not as noticeable as the the jump in SD channels, FiO's SD channels look leaps and bounds better than Comcast's.
Noticed the same about SD when I switched from NYC's TWC to FIOS a few years back. AIUI back then, FIOS delivers SD at its full format resolution whereas most cable firms trim SD format resolution back (in addition to effective or visual resolution loss that comes with too much compression).
Doesn't look like we'll see widely available resolution-wedge test patterns like the former-HDNET patterns I mentioned (both posts above). But still suspect using this optical reticle technique
, measuring maximum motion-video scene resolutions on screens, matched to test-pattern wedges or resolution bursts, would permit comparisons between FIOS and various cable systems. You'd obviously have to check that screens used by different AVSers could deliver full HD format resolutions, using various test pattern sources, and that other broadcast/cablecast programs originated equally.
In other words, does a distant vertical wire or human hair in a DVRed sports match show different measured horizontal resolutions between, say, Comcast and FIOS viewers? -- JohnEdited by John Mason - 5/21/13 at 8:22am