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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.
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[User Picture]From: maxvt
2005-10-12 06:35 am (UTC)
Bandwidth is finite. Until enough people raise hell about crappy video quality (and it is crappy), current channels are going to be squeezed even more to make space for new (and profitable) programming. However, 95% of the people either don't notice or don't care.

Also, less popular channels are also more compressed.
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