Accordingly, as a matter of policy, the Commission considers that a DTV signal distributed by a BDU [broadcasting distribution undertaking] to its subscribers should be of the same quality and in the same format as that received by the BDU, without any degradation.
quote: I am a big proponent of the theory of psycho-adaptive compression (or maybe perceptual encoding?). The idea being you compress the signal in just the right way to remove information that you cannot perceive (eg in audio, extra-audible frequencies)from a signal and thus jettison superfluous bits.
quote: I personally don't understand why
quote: (or MPEG2 for that matter)
quote: MPEG2 is a relatively simple compression. MPEG4/H.264 is more advanced and takes more processing power to decode and uncompress.
quote: Hell I have a 30 dollar DVD player that can decode Divx ;)
quote: It's doubtful that it could decode HD Divx (or MPEG2 for that matter).
quote: I personally don't understand why, but whatever.