Todd Gross let Go??
Mon Dec 5 08:30:55 EST 2005
>I, too, am not impressed with what I've seen of HDTV in many places. I keep
>noticing (what look like) "JPEG artifacts" in some scenes, little
>criss-crossed lines in darker scenes, or in scenes where there is not a lot
>of contrast. It's distracting to me. Is this a product of inferior
>broadcast, or is it that the TV is a lower-quality HDTV?
The JPEG pixelation is usually an indication of a degraded signal.
Either you cable is flakey or the satellite feed is weak.
As I said in an earlier post, true HDTV is actually pretty good. A lot
of the junk in the big box stores is not true HD. I don't suggest
running out to buy anything but if you're near a decent TV joint, take a
look at some of the higher end stuff. The quality is there.
Most of the network stuff is HD. A lot of the local stuff, spots, etc,
hasn't made the transition yet. As much as I despise football, seeing
the blades of grass or the beads of sweat on the player's foreheads was
pretty amazing. Watching CSI: Deluth was pretty cool. Reruns of MASH
on the same set looked like crap.
Brian T. Vita, President
Cinema Service & Supply, Inc.
77 Walnut St - Ste 4
Peabody, MA 01960-5691 USA
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