tommyy2 wrote: Chad,
I had to look that one up to find out that it's the original signals that are compressed for transmission to the satellite also found:
"HD-Lite" programming is perceptibly worse than the original HDTV broadcast, to the point where the degradation is discernible absent a direct (A/B) comparison against the original source. Distortion (caused by the operator) is characterized by reduced sharpness, reduced detail, excessive compression artifacts (mosquito noise and blocking), and in some cases, alteration of the color-palette. The reduced video quality is assumed to be introduced by the sat/cable operator's handling of the source video (recompression.)
I sure would like to know who provides the least compression on their feeds.