Originally Posted by AccidenT
He watched the "HD" (mixed HD/SD) coverage of PGA golf on NBC on Sunday.
On Monday he watched the UHD rebroadcast of the same PGA golf coverage.
The UHD broadcast looked better and he's wondering why.
Last I heard, UHD via D* was broadcast on 110W Transponder 32 statmuxed with ESPN-HD. WNBC-DT is statmuxed on 101W Transponder 29 along with WCBS-DT and several XM Channels.
NBC4 in NY multicasts with 2 SD channels iirc, That limits what is seen OTA in NY and via D* on WNBC-DT which receives it OTA.
WNBC-DT is then again statmuxed with WCBS-DT on D* (both 1280x1080) and then multiple XM Channels. Obviously, WCBS was using high bandwidth from the NCAA Basketball game and thus taking all it could - so WNBC-DT was not getting any additional bandwidth.
As UniversalHD is statmuxed in delivery in its C Band distribution, if the other Univeral Channels needed very low bandwidth during that time - that could have given the distribution feed more bandwidth. Then UHD is statmuxed with ESPN-HD on 110W Transponder 32 - perhaps whatever was on ESPN-HD wasn't using much bandwidth either (maybe it was really a 4:3 with sidewings???? and remember that ESPN-HD is 1280x720, not 1280x1080 like WCBS/WNBC) so UHD was given all the bandwidth it could handle.
If you have these events happen, sure UHD could easily look better than WNBC-DT.