I thought I would create this thread due to the fact that TV3 looks terrible IMHO. What is it with the broadcast signal.
This is what I have observed.
When the camare pans. OMG it is just disgusting If there is charactor moving accross the screen it is like watching a really bad animator at work.
Pixeleation as scenes start or finish (compression atrifacts not dropout).
I have watched tv3 in HD and it looks the same to me.
Constantly changing colour and contrast settings. tv3 news in the studio looks as if thay have used really bad makeup to get a tan, where outside broadcasts look fine and of good contrast and colour.
How am I qualified to slag off the picture. I was trained as a television technician over 25 years ago and have seen tvs through the changes for the better most of the time.
TV3 has gone one step back with 1080i. IMHO
All other content HD or SD on tv1 tv2 c4 at 720p looks great, no jerky camera motion sickness. The HD Demo channel is stunning.
It just looks bad, blaming tvs and recievers is just not on. I tried every output method I can find and it looks bad on them all.
Here are a few devices I observed the issue on.
Sky digital mysky HDi SD/HD
Freeview HD (visione zinwell vantage)
TV3 on terestrial non digital is not the best but it is better (more watchable) in SD more fluid .
I have a 42 inch tv set for 720p or 1080i HD demo is stunning ( I prefer 720p 1080i interlace causes dithering top and bottom of images).
I also have a haupauge hvr 4000 it tv3 looks bad on my pc that can eat 1080i for breakfast due to Hardware acceleration. Still looks bad compared to tv2 for instance in SD.
The quality is supposed to get better. With HD if TV3 video was the benchmark I reckon HD would not survive.
It works in the states even when HD images are recorded as SD. they do not exhibit the same poor motion.