Originally Posted by peterbilt;17774937The picture quality I was getting over the air from KVLY was [I
horrible.[/i] I switched over to the east coast NBC feed on DirecTV and the picture was fine.
I'd like to hear others' opinions on this as well - I find that especially on sports programming KVLY and KX4 (same company coincidentally) look HORRIBLE. Especially on fast moving shots and those "swipe graphics" (like the NBC logo swooshing across the screen) are pixelated like CRAZY. It looks WAY worse than Fox or ABC (or ESPN on DirectTV, etc.).
I have OTA going into my DirecTV box (AM-21) and it annoys me like crazy. I think i've noticed when I had my antenna hooked up directly to my media center and TV as well.
For some reason I kind of assumed that it was a 1080i vs. 720p thing (isn't Fox and ABC 720p?) but now that I think about it, it can't be THAT bad, right?
It wouldn't surprise me that they might compress it because I know that our glorious NBC and CBS station owners are pretty much idiots - but what would be the advantage of compressing (or manipulating) OTA HD programming? Or do they just have bad equipment that's screwing it up?
I know that the cheapskates refuse to up the NBC signal strength as well - even though it's on the same tower as their CBS signal...
So others have complaints about their NBC and CBS OTA, especially with sports programming?