I read at the yahoo newsgroup that the cinema 10 channels were in 720p. My Tv doesn't display in this mode it displays in 1080i, 480i/p. Does this mean that it will be down converted to 480i/p or upconverted to 1080i with the same 720p quality? Also are they planning on setting the signal back to 1080i? I know 720p could technically be considered lower quality HD but when people think of HD they think of 1080i. Maybe this is why everyone has noticed lower picture quality.
We were/are doing encoder upgrades and needed bandwidth to move them around while we upgrade and stay on the air.
720p is high def, by definition.
These are films and figured the reduction was more mental that actual to the user/viewer.
The upgrades are coming along well, if not a bit slowly but will get done.
Following that, the muxes get upgraded allowing us to use the transponders more efficiently, without changing(reducing) bit rate to get that efficiency.
Following that, all things being equal and no other issues we'll return to normal as before the upgrades.