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Wtf Universal Sports, why the horrible picture?

Old 10-09-09, 03:13 PM
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Wtf Universal Sports, why the horrible picture?

If you've even glanced at it, you know this channel has awful picture. The only triathlon/cycling channel on cable and it looks like I'm streaming from youtube.

/rant
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Old 10-09-09, 03:48 PM
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I had a very nice signal when DTV had it last month. No complaints at all.
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Old 10-09-09, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
I had a very nice signal when DTV had it last month. No complaints at all.
Are you watching on a big HD TV? Because it looked like crap on mine. Hmm Dish Network huh? I wonder if my wife will get that joke. And how do we get all the stuff off our DVRs?
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I watch it on an old tube tv, I have FIOS and the picture is remarkable.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Are you watching on a big HD TV? Because it looked like crap on mine. (
It didn't look very good on my HD LCD TV. I appreciated all the cycling that I could watch in September, but the picture did leave some to be desired. I could have streamed it online and plugged the laptop into the TV and had similar picture quality.
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Old 10-09-09, 09:16 PM
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Picture looks fine to me, on par with any other channel on TV. I'm watching over the air.

If you're watching it on cable or dish, the problem may be that they're compressing the heck out of it to make room for more popular channels. That's not Universal Sports' fault.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:30 PM
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I noticed the same thing about Universal Sports where I live (getting the feed from comcast) so I think comcast is compressing the you-know-what out of it. I can't get a good over-the-air signal so I can't compare.
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Old 10-10-09, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by frankum View Post
If you've even glanced at it, you know this channel has awful picture. The only triathlon/cycling channel on cable and it looks like I'm streaming from youtube.

/rant
Direct your rant at your cable company: https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1008271
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I don't have cable - but Universal looks like total crap compared to everything else I get over the air. It is like watching a crappy analog station from the 80's. All the other stations are crystal clear.
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Old 10-11-09, 04:59 PM
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Looks like crap on Cox but it's not an HD channel.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Hmm Dish Network huh?
DTV is Direct TV.
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Old 10-12-09, 10:43 AM
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DTV is Direct TV.
Yea I know...I have it. Hmm Dish Network was me thinking about switching because D* is pissing me off.
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Old 10-13-09, 09:37 PM
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I don't have cable - but Universal looks like total crap compared to everything else I get over the air. It is like watching a crappy analog station from the 80's. All the other stations are crystal clear.
That's because it IS an analog NTSC signal.
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Old 10-13-09, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
That's because it IS an analog NTSC signal.
Wow, I'm surprised the FCC is letting them get away with that.
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Old 10-13-09, 11:23 PM
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Wow, I'm surprised the FCC is letting them get away with that.
Well, we've gone with all-digital broadcast now. But there's no regulation on what kind of feed you provide to that broadcast. You can pull stuff off HD-cameras or from VHS tape, doesn't really matter as long as you broadcast it digitally.
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Old 10-19-09, 07:58 PM
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No problems at all for me, on HD over an antenna.

I just love being able to get cycling on regular TV in the US - it's the only TV I watch.

(ok, ok, there's the strange fascination of the other obscure sports they've got on there - and I'm sure the folks over at BadmintonForums.net talk about how weird it is that they put people in tight clothes on bicycles on the TV after the pro badminton tournaments)
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