Originally Posted by home_theatre_man
The saddest thing is that the two 1080i channels are the ones multi-casting.
I completely agree. I really wish that more sports programming would show up on the CW since they don't mulitcast and their HD PQ is beautiful. Since they upped the bitrate I've only seen blocking during the beginning of Reba. (I'll never see that again
) I see it all the time on both WREG and WMC.
I honestly think both channels have gotten worse since the new year. WREG has capped 3-2 at almost 2 mbps and 3-1 has suffered because of it. Many times during the games yesterday I would see over 1.5 mbps of null data during the games. So that's removing 3.5 mbps of data from 3-1. And they wonder why their PQ looks like crap. Oh wait, the clown engineer at WREG doesn't think there is a problem. But as we all remember, WREG doesn't care about viewers comments of their HD PQ, they keep that all in-house.
WMC is so far gone it's almost useless. They are using more than WREG is to steal from the HD PQ. I haven't see good HD from WMC in an awful long time. That could be because the PQ looks so bad I barely even watch that channel anymore. They even manage to make golf look terrible. And I'm not talking about the SD shots. Given a chance of HD soccer on WMC, and SD soccer on FSC or GolTV, I'd pick the later.
Speaking of which, has anyone seen any children's programming on Weather +? Aren't ALL subs supposed to have children's programming on it? How is WMC getting away with it?
It is pretty sad when even FOX, who dictates national programming bitrates, is more than our locals.