Originally Posted by neoufo51
Best example of that is tonight's Battlestar Galactica on NBC-HD. 1080i is not the format for that show at all. Everytime they had a big fast paced space battle, artifacting was a mess. Crashes become pixelated for a split second...terrible really. Every network should go to 720p, for action shows at least.
Yes, the scene where Baltar was hesitating getting out of the ship with all the fire around him was a particularly bad pixelated mess. Even some close captured stuff like the scene with the President, her assistant and the Oracle character, when the camera moved from one face to the other, there was tiling. You don't see any of this crap on the DVD set.
The transitions from commercials back to the show were horrendous, with popping audio and scattered lines all over the screen.
Simply put, KNTV sucks, I would love to have seen what CBS could have done with this, even though they are 1080i as well, KPIX does not multicast and I have a strong suspicion it would not have looked like KNTV's broadcast.
It's a shame one of our 4 major networks apparently does not care about the quality of their signal.