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MPEG artificats in analog cable!? [Oct. 11th, 2005|08:17 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Why the hell do I see MPEG artifacts during commercials on analog cable?

Is the new way to distribute commercials to studios via crappy MPEG files?

Lame. Not that I care about commercial quality much, but I hate this "digital" world being used to lower costs more than increasing quality. Kinda depressing.

[User Picture]From: taral
2005-10-12 06:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, unfortunately too many people converted to digital without realizing that digital doesn't degrade well in the face of errors like analog does. So there's nowhere near enough ECC on those links to ensure a clear signal.

Consumers'll start to bitch soon enough. They'll find a way to fix it.
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