April Magazine comment on HD quality not helpful
I am surprised to be honest disappointed by the writ large comment in this months magazine that states that most people wont notice the alledged bit rate drop from BBC HD. Firstly this magazine should know whether it is official yet and not be hedging with words like alleged and secondly and most importantly What Hi-Fi should be seriously questioning what this is all about and championing that our PSBR and other broadcasters deliver the best quality they can.
Increasingly I find that BBC HD looks like it was shot using the cine equivalent of ISO800, with grains and flair clearly visible. For the moment Sky is better but another thread implies that they too may reduce their quality which we must all hope is not the case.