Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
ROTFL The price you pay for access to 250+ channels is compression out the wazoo. It doesn't not matter how the programming get delivered, compression is used everywhere except for OTA (and they may be using compression too like WKBN/WYFX twin HD signal).
I wouldn't roll on the floor, but maybe I'd giggle a bit.
Satellite >>>>> Cable. But OTA still beats both. From what I remember about having D* back in the day, the PQ was at a level TWC will never dream of touching. Everything was digital, even the local channels were digital, back in 2003. None of the channels had fuzz on them, as cable does. And the digital(even though maybe the locals were not actual digital, unless it was a direct feed
) was great quality. What TWC calls "digital" is pathetic. I compared the suppsoedly digital CBS on channel 4 with 19-1 OTA with a converter box, The Late Late Show looked like an entirely different show. 4 on TWC looked so murky and dark, like there was vaseline on the screen! Craig Ferguson's black jacket blended in with the black floor. But not on OTA.