Picture quality

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by MikeyB, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. MikeyB

    MikeyB
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    I've been thinking about what people have been saying about the picture quality on NTL & ITV Digital.

    Seeing as they must get the original transmition from Sky, and Sky has already compressed it.
    The way I can figure it out, NTL/ITVD will have to get that signal, and then convert it and re-compress it to fit down the bandwidth they have. If this is so, it can only make the picture worse
    (like taking an already compressed JPG picture, copying it and compressing it again when you save the copy, it does degrade the quality)

    I have no idea if this is correct or not, just my thoughts on the matter!! ;)
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Well for FTA the compression is done by BBC and ITV - in seperate suites, the picture of BBC appears to be at its best on DVB-T

    Don't know about cable!
     

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