One of the problems in the US which thankfully doesn't happen here on OTA is that they simulcast SD and HD channels over the same band.
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sbiddle: I disagre.
sbiddle: Receiving crystal clear analogue TV with no signs of ghosting is really only possible if you're in direct line of site to a transmitter.
Deev8: With a perfect signal analogue picture could beat digital, but very few people could actually benefit from a perfect analogue signal.
sbiddle: There are plenty of people getting crystal clear Freeview|HD pictures who have never been able to get clear analogue TV in their life.
Deev8: As the signal deteriorates, digital wins out because of it's error correction capabilities, and most people fall into that zone.
sbiddle: The problem with quoting the cliff effect for digital TV overlooks the fact that at the same signal level where digital will drop off analogue is typically so poor there is no way it's watchable.
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Spyware: Composite connections are really lowest common denominator. Maybe try component on the
As for the Superview, the actual resolution of the image coming out may be 352x288 for all we know, why buy chinese junk like this and expect decent images.
EDIT: The blue and white issue is between the chinese junk and your TV and has nothing do with Freeview DVB-S service. At that point you are dealing with the decoded analog composite output.
sbiddle: TV networks are now largely storing content in digital formats. That content is also being recorded from cameras that are now largely using digital recording formats (remembering DV Cam has been around since the mid 90's). International satellite feeds are digital. The days of networks having analogue content are disappearing very quickly.
Right now lots of the content you see on TV is from a digital source that is required to be converted to analogue before it's broadcast on analogue TV. Any visual disturbances from the codec or compression used will be present in an analogue broadcast as well if the disturbance is from the original recording.
Softness in MPEG2 really only occurs if the compression ratio is set far too high, with H.264 this is nowhere near the same issue and our H.264 broadcasts are at a high enough bitrate to ensure this shouldn't happen within the end to end broadcast from the broadcaster to the STB/TV.