[opendtv] Re: Olympics picture quality

That COULD be a station issue, but more likely has something to do with NBC
wanting to rent high-quality standards converters for the Olympics, but had
to settle for something that didn't have the Snell & Wilcox name, and
instead settling for saying (illogically) that a Snell competitor had
something better (omitting cheaper) than Snell.

Why the difference between live -- or close to live with the first
broadcast -- and the replay?  Would you put the best quality standards
converters (Greece is a 50hz country) on the live broadcast or the replay?

I suspect there are many lessons learned here.  By the next Olympics, low
quality DTV might affect viewership and hence profits.

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of John Golitsis
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Subject: [opendtv] Re: Olympics picture quality


I watched woman's 10M diving yesterday morning and noted very little
macroblocking.  I believe I was watching a different part of the exact same
segment last night and it was macroblocking like crazy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug McDonald" <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I called WICD a few minutes ago, and they have made no changes.
> So this proves that NBC was at least at first responsible
> for the abysmal quality.



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