Originally Posted by agus0103
Here are screencaps. Audio on CBS was fine here and had the least delay. CNN seemed to look the best on my TV this year. Without question, Fox News was the absolute worst - it looked like a 480i upconvert.
Nice comparison. Loading them all in my Win7 PC let me switch among them just by hovering the mouse over the thumbnails in the task bar. (I think it's called the "jumplist.") They look pretty similar, but yes, the Fox News image is the worst. Unless you captured the PBS feed when it was in between animations, the PBS logo was the most subtle -- to the point of not knowing it was there.
FNC aside, the similarity of the pictures is much better than it was in the analog TV days. I wish I could say the same about the audio. It sounded very
different on the 4 or 5 channels I checked. This is no
improvement from the analog TV days.
I remember doing a similar channel surfing experiment about a decade ago, when the DTV channels were fairly new. The loudness of each channel was sometimes different, but otherwise they all sounded the same. At the time, I attributed it to the DTV channel getting its audio directly from master control, before it went through all the processing that the analog transmitter used/needed.