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HD cable quality good and bad during the same broadcast (sports)?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Joe Pick

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Posted September 07 2008 - 10:52 AM

While watching sports, sometimes I've noticed that the HD quality is great during some shots (closeups) and near horrible at other times (wide shots of an entire field). Can anyone explain why? I'm watching Cowboys vs. Browns now and am noticing this big time now.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted September 07 2008 - 02:27 PM

Close up shots only have a few different colors and very little motion. Wide angle shots of the crowd or action on the field have a LOT of color and motion. You are just seeing some of the limitations of HD that is being encoded on the fly. Another issue that may cause this is your provider. Not only is encoding a problem but bandwidth starving by satellite or cable providers has been a long time complaint as well.

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Dan Driscoll

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Posted September 08 2008 - 03:20 AM

It is also possible that not all of the shots are with HD TV cameras. They are very expensive and some content providers are still in the process of replacing their SD cameras. This could be the case even if the picture was in widescreen.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted September 08 2008 - 07:45 AM

I watched the game and noticed the things that Joe saw. All of the cameras are HD. CBS does a great job of broadcasting these games but there are limitations with the equipment and delivery.

It was also great to see Felix Jones have his first rush attempt end in a touchdown. He also made the tackle on the Romo interception. I love to see a former Hog do well in the NFL.

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