The World Cup is finally here and the picture quality is so poor on TSN the eye strain makes it almost unwatchable.
Every time the camera moves everything goes out of focus and blurry.
Come on Rogers, dial up the bitrate, your subscribers deserve better.
Boy I miss the analog days when the CRTC prevented companies from tampering with the picture quality.
Also having problems with a lot of channels especially most sports channels like sports pak, tsn channels, nbatv, showcase, amc, most of the bell channels. The pictures all pixelated and distorted. Happen around yesterday late night and still on going. Only way to watch fifa matches is on fox.
I'll check again..
I will be the first to admit the feed is not that great from Qatar.
However Fox OTA is broadcasting 720p with a variable bit rate between 5Mb/s and 12Mb/s and it a superior picture to any of the Rogers channels.
The cameras in use today output uncompressed SDI feeds at 6 and 12Gbits/sec for 4K pictures or 1.5 to 2.9GBits/sec for 1080 pictures. Those feeds go to the onsite production trucks and then are distributed around the venue to QAM modulators and out to the world via satellite or fibre.
If you have ever seen one of the local venue SDI/QAM feeds you would be astounded at the clarity and detail on even the cheapest display.
Thanks for flagging this sporadic issue that you've been having with the feed on TSN. We certainly want you to be able to enjoy the World Cup without any disruptions.