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SBS Hall of Shame

This is just a quick post to highlight the recent degradation of SBS’s SD transmissions…

Here’s what it looked like on 30th March, 2009.

Shameless SBS 30-03-09
Shameless SBS 30-03-09

Now here’s what happened on 20th April, 2009

Shameless SBS 20-04-09 Interlace Problem
Shameless SBS 20-04-09 Interlace Problem

The main problem here is that SBS is transmitting the interlaced fields offset by 1, which means the two non-movement fields are on adjacent frames and not on the same frame as they should be.

We can fix that, and this is what we get…

Shameless SBS 20-04-09 Interlace Problem Fixed
Shameless SBS 20-04-09 Interlace Problem Fixed

Notice how the image is much blockier than the top image?

Update: 29/04/2009

The incorrect interlacing problem was not present in the Shameless episode this week, but the macro blocking is still hideous.

SBS Shameless 27/04/09
SBS Shameless 27-04-09