I was watching the SVU last night, and there were *horrible* compression artifacts in the opening minutes. Specifically, in the scene where the detectives are walking down the street, the WWBT encoder seems to have trouble keeping up with the movement of their faces against the background. I've attached screen grabs of the same frame from 1080i WWBT vs 480p Hulu . Note the WWBT sample looks much worse when viewed at full size on a 60" screen.
Is there any chance WWBT might try to improve their encoder settings to reduce motion related compression artifacts? It is quite embarrassing that 480p web video quality from Hulu is actually better than full broadcast 1080i from WWBT whenever there is any motion involved.