Provider - Sling TV

you might REALLY want to make sure it is 1080p. All broadcast\cable channels have chosen [email protected] or [email protected] ("i" for interlaced...not "p" for progressive). Broadcasting at [email protected] would really test the station's capability. would be changing the original format of the material. Original content for CBS is in 1080i.

Well, looked it up and interestingly enough, ATSC does allow for 1080p30 and 1080p24 broadcasts. I was under the mistaken impression that progressive was limited to 720p.

Probably because sports would look HORRIBLE in [email protected] [email protected] at least makes 60 fields per second. [email protected] is only 30 frames and 30 fields per second... so football and hockey...and other fast sports would be near unwatchable. So no broadcaster would use [email protected]

I was testing the TVE interface today with CDVR and recorded a portion of a NASCAR race in 1080p. Mediainfo claims the framerate is "variable." Is it possible they are actually transmitting that at 1080p 60 frames per second at just under 4000 Kbps?

How would I go about watching the local news on each station in Milwaukee online? Or maybe America's Funniest Videos?

Every news service where I live has their news online, go to their website. America' s funniest is on the ABC website.

Only if it was super compressed. Recall that 1080p BDs even with H.285 easily run over 15Mbps (more like 25-32Mbps)

I don't how it would cost more, you would think Warner would get more as revenue watching on their apps.

This is not true. Keep in mind that nearly all major motion pictures are filmed at 24fps. This includes action movies.

From wikipedia, they broadcasters can switch between resolutions and sometimes do 1080i60, 1080p30, 1080p24. Sometimes they run a lower fps broadcast with 3/2 pulldown to stay on 1080i60. But primetime shows are mostly all filmed at 24fps.

Sports are not action films. Or motion pictures. And are filmed in real time. [email protected](frames, not fields), looks horrible for sports. Sling TV, for example, still has NFL Network in [email protected] There is a noticeable stutter on the ticker on the bottom where the words are blurred, and the football games show a lot of artifacts and trails.

Streaming providers can only do progressive frames, not interlaced. So, to make things smoother they up their sport channel to 60 frames per second....because they know 30 fps looks horrible. Otherwise, they would just keep the 30 fps to save on bandwidth. You can google, "Does so-and-so-streaming-provider-have-60fps"... and most providers give a list of channels they have in 60 fps. Because they know only the 60 fps channels will give a smooth sports showing.

I don't think it is significantly noticable. I watch sports on NBC and CBS all the time. In fact, the Ravens game this past Sunday was on CBS. And it looked fantastic, at 30fps.

[email protected] != [email protected]

CBS uses [email protected] interlaced (the "i") means 2 fields per frame. So at 30 frames, that is 60 fields per second. So the eye still doesn't miss much.

[email protected] is what streaming services sometimes use because they cannot interlace frames. progressive (the "p") mean 1 field per frame. So at 30 frames, that is 30 fields per second. Which is what looks horrible.

interlaced fields or not, it is 30 TOTAL full still frames per second.

I think the streaming services look bad because they degrade the quality in other areas.

The difference is what is in the full frame.

Interlace has half of one frame per second, and half of the next frame per second. So as a puck or ball is moving, half of the image the ball moving is being produced by one frame...and then half of the next frame is being produced to help track motion. Interlace dynamically changes the frame you see by...interlacing..present and "next" frames together. This gives you motion at 60 fields per second.

As oppose to progressive... where it just produces one full frame at a moment of time. One field per frame, nothing being interlaced together. So if it is going slow enough (below 60fps), you can notice stutter and trails.

There is a reason streaming services are striving for 60fps on their channels...and it is because they cannot interlace frames. You can google any streaming service and see that they are all striving for 60fps. They wouldn't be striving for 60fps and clogging up the streaming service with more data per second for giggles. There is a reason for it.

Channels deinterlaces mpeg2 1080i60 during playback to generate 60 frames (one frame per field).

Wow, I would have thought it deinterlaced to 30 frames. If 1080i60 is 60 half-frame fields, where does Channels get the other half to deinterlace to 60 full frames? I am guessing that it duplicates the half-field of the frame just before or just after?

Just signed up for Sling blue and noticed you get CNBC and MSNBC on the $25 plan. No need to pay for the add on if you want those channels

Sling is now giving 10 hrs free dvr. Good for the [email protected] channels or others that don’t have TVE

Sling made package changes. Might need to rescan

Anyone know if the Sling Blue package gives you TV Everywhere access to NBC Sportsnet Philadelphia, or access to at least the app in Philly markets where the Sixers Phillies and Flyers play? This channel is going to be the biggest thorn in my side when cutting the cord.