Originally Posted by RayGuy
As cute as that new green screen is, it seems to me that the quality of the presentation of Comet (44.2) has degraded quite a bit. I watch the B5 reruns religiously, and it is seriously missing those extra bits! Lots of issues, where the picture appears to jump a few frames for any strong horizontal motion. Very disconcerting. I assume it'll only get worse once MeTV goes live!
Any of you folks who can measure what's happening, can you compare what is happening on 44.2 before 44.3-4 were introduced, vs now? Thanks! Just want my ducks in a row before I abuse someone about it!
I have not yet run TSReader on VC 44 but the HDHomeRun Config shows about
VC 44.1 KBCW 10-11 Mbps
VC 44.2 Comet 1-2 Mbps
VC 44.3 ME.tv 3 Mbps
VC 44.4 TBD 2 Mbps
So Me.tv is getting more of the bits, to be expected as Green Snow
is the most difficult video to encode, MPG2 is not too good at that. It must be about using the max allowed.
Remember, ME.tv is money in the bank for CBS as Weigel Broadcasting pays them to carry the channel.
Now for VC 44.1 KBCW, VC 44.2 Comet and VC 44.4 TBD
CBS must sell local ads to get any money.
So, when ME.tv goes live it will not be allowed any more bits that it is getting now.
So the Green Snow
has a real purpose, that of showing the engineers how well the variable rate encoder is doing when ME.tv will go live.
So, no complaints will change anything.