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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: grahams
2005-10-12 01:36 pm (UTC)
What are these commercials you speak of? =)

I've noticed more and more compression artifacting on cable, digital or otherwise... I think almost everyone here realizes that "digital is the future" (it's digital, it must be better)... The unfortunate side effect is that if they are going to use a lossy compression, they at least tune the bitrate so the picture isn't terrible.

I presume this corner cutting is going to be even more of a problem as resolutions rise (which implies much larger streams/files).
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