Originally Posted by mike_lawyer
Just wondering if anyone is having problems with CBS and the golf channel's HD picture quality. I notice a lot of blurring and so forth when shots come down on the greens. I am using a samsung 1080p DLP set with comcast here in Richmond, Virginia.
I did not notice any of these problems with my local cable signal. What you describe I did see at times last year...but honestly did not see it this past weekend or on any of the CBS broadcasts.
What you describe I am confident is a local encoder issue. I know this because of last year's (2006) Masters. The early rounds on UHD were absolutely clean..with no blurring/pixelization with the ball drop on the green. Suddenly, when my local CBS affiliate took over the broadcast...the blurring ball drop issue reared its head. It drove me nuts. I talked to the local station eng about the issue...he played with the Harris encoder and some other settings...bingo problem solved.
My cable co provides a full HD signal with a high bit rate. PQ can be equal to any of my optical HD disks.