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09-03-2010, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gluvhand View Post
There is only one reason Fios destroys Cablevision in picture quality. Verizon doesn't have the bandwith issues Cablevision has so they don't compress signals and piggy-back them on top of one another. They broadcast every channel as it's supplied to them, bit for bit. Cablevision, while they'd tell us their system is as up to date, crams 2-3 channels together and that's what causes the degradation. And I've had both and recently, last season, went back to Cablevision for HD Rangers games.
I believe the technical term for multiple stations being hosted on the same feed is QAM's (Quadrature amplitude modulation).... If you have several stations sharing the same one, you can get blackouts of select channels...

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