Wow! What a game!!!!!!!!!! Now on to the PQ discussion,
Originally Posted by Bond 007
ESPN is also 720p.
I kinda find it strange that most people find the 2 best are both 720p. ESPN and Fox. Although it is very close I tend to agree. I have Time Warner Cable in Cincinnati. Thoughts?
Here's my reasoning for saying the 720p ESPN broadcasts are better, on the 1080i NFL broadcasts on WCBS, WNBC & NFL Network all of them have motion artifacts that cause a grainy video effect on camera movement from the field cams.
The 1080i broadcasts also have macroblocking on camera movement with NFL Network being the worst.
It's interesting that the NFL Network is so bad since they are not a local broadcast channel that has sub channels and should be full bandwidth.
On ESPN I get no macroblocking, and minimal if no motion artifacts and the MPEG2 bit rate averages 17.5 MB's.
I'll take ESPN HD at 720p with less resolution in exchange for no macroblocking and minimal motion artifacts compared to the macroblocked 1080i broadcasts.Edited by icemannyr - 1/13/13 at 1:22pm