Originally posted by drhill
Comcast doesn't compress HD signals.
I thought that was one of the "negotiating points" between Comcast and CBS...
Let's go over the rumors.
1. CBS doesn't want to give comcast their signal unless Comcast pays CBS. And Comcast doesn't want to pay.
2. CBS doesn't want to give comcast their signal because Comcast compresses every HD signal into a 12 Bandwidth (I'm not sure of the terminology here 12 Mg Signal, I don't know), and CBS requires that the signal be 18 (edit: 19). Here's the source:
Originally posted by sat_uplinker
I think the debate concerns, among other things, CBS not wanting their bandwidth reduced on cable. They are insisting cable companies pass through the full 19 Mbps carrier, and most cable companies only want to give an average of 12 Mbps with the use of adaptive compression. Personally, I would like to see CBS hold out and force the cable companies to carry the PROPER signal. I can get CBS over an antenna, and it looks better than other 1080i sources on cable.
3. CBS wants Comcast to carry something else (UPN?), and they don't want to give their signal to Comcast until they agree to do so.
CBS loves torturing us "HD Addicts" and they sit around and snicker about the comments we make on the board about lack of CBS on Comcast. Everyone is having a big laugh at our expense.