SEMI OT END OF TELEGRAM AGE STOP
trixter at oldskool.org
Fri Feb 3 23:12:03 CST 2006
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Experience of digital TV (Satellite or cable) or digital radio in the UK
> though has been that they compress the data so much in order to provide
> more channels that the resulting picture/audio is far worse than can be
> achieved with a good analogue TV/radio with a decent aerial setup.
This depends on the carrier. Over here it ranges from incredible (HDTV)
to abysmal (DirectTV (depending on the satellite and market you get)).
> rather than a few analogue ones, the quality of actual content goes
> through the floor because they can't be bothered to keep standards up.
> In the cases where there *are* good shows, they end up being repeated
> endlessly, and it's only when you stop and think that you realise there
> are only a few hours of really good content per month out of
> tens/hundreds of channels.
Yes. That's what DVDs and DVRs are for. I record 200 hours of
television a month and only watch about 15, seperating the wheat from
> </rant> :-)
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