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Topic # 65205 31-Jul-2010 00:04
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Was watching the NRL live on Sky Sport 3 tonight and noticed how low the picture quality was. Then watched the replay of the first half on Sky Sport 2(which i missed earlier) and noticed the picture quality was alot sharper than the Sky Sport 3 live broadcast?
Anyone know how much the Sky Sport 3 bit rate normally is compared to say Sky Sport 1 or 2? (Not talking about the HD broadcasts).
Oh, and the game was broadcast by Fox Sports in SD not HD.

Cheers for any feedback whatsoever

Sam

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  Reply # 360767 31-Jul-2010 19:40
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My rule of thumb is that as you go down the spectrum from SS1 and SS2 to SS3, SS Highlights and ESPN the picture quality gets worse.  I hardly ever watch ESPN for that reason.  Try watching ice hockey on ESPN.  I can't pick out the puck unless its stationary and its a close-up shot.  8-)

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Reply # 360838 31-Jul-2010 22:06
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login: My rule of thumb is that as you go down the spectrum from SS1 and SS2 to SS3, SS Highlights and ESPN the picture quality gets worse.  I hardly ever watch ESPN for that reason.  Try watching ice hockey on ESPN.  I can't pick out the puck unless its stationary and its a close-up shot.  8-)



Watching ESPN is like looking through a cataract.



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  Reply # 361142 1-Aug-2010 18:38
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link2007:
login: My rule of thumb is that as you go down the spectrum from SS1 and SS2 to SS3, SS Highlights and ESPN the picture quality gets worse.  I hardly ever watch ESPN for that reason.  Try watching ice hockey on ESPN.  I can't pick out the puck unless its stationary and its a close-up shot.  8-)



Watching ESPN is like looking through a cataract.


hahahahahahah yeah ESPN is nearly as bad as the highlights of South American soccer, like watching through a steamed up window

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  Reply # 361524 2-Aug-2010 12:48
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the Warriors game was 4.80 Mbps.  Sometimes the NRL can be as low as 3ish. 



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  Reply # 362042 3-Aug-2010 01:30
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allstarnz: the Warriors game was 4.80 Mbps.  Sometimes the NRL can be as low as 3ish. 


Cheers allstarnz!
Can you tell me what the bitrate for HD sport on Sky is? (eg. the all blacks matches in HD)

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  Reply # 362310 3-Aug-2010 12:58
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actual bitrate of about about 14 megabits/second MPEG4 (so better compression than the MPEG2 SD feeds). It it was MPEG2, multiply that by 4 (I think?)

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