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#1 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:48 PM

Perhaps viewers in the UK can confirm or comment on this story?

(BBC lowers digital broadcast bitrates, and gets many complaints about poorer image quality.)

http://news.slashdot...tice?art_pos=51
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:09 AM

I haven't seen BBC HD - the only way to get it is to strap a council-estate dish to the outside of your house.

That said: it is certainly possible to put reasonable 720p into around 10mbps using slow, careful encoders and codecs like h.264. It is feasible that the BBC have found better encoders, which produce better results per unit bit rate. It is unlikely, however, that they have found encoders which are more than twice as good as their old ones.

Sounds to me like they had these things demo'd, and someone put up a static test chart and went "Look, look, it's great!"
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#3 thomas-english

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:58 AM

I watched BBC HD the other day at my friends house. It looked rubbish with compression artifacts all over the place.
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