Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Battlestar Geschlechtica? Blame Signal Compression

MSNBC reports that some folks who have taken the plunge into purchase of high-end high-def equiqment, in anticipation of the switchover mandated in February 2009, and the better to enjoy the new picture quality promised by broadcasters, are not enjoying as much as they thought they would. One owner of a high-end system complained about the special effects on the popular SF program "Battlestar Galactica," saying the explosions were "dull." The explanation? One analyst says some cable companies are overloading bandwith with digital signals, which is degrading the output. Read more here.

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