There is a reply to the countless (ok circa 100) complaints in the past week about the picture quality on the BBC blog.
210. At 6:22pm on 14 Aug 2009, andyquested wrote:
Thanks for understanding. I have said in the BBC blog we need to reduce the unsustainable bit rates for HD transmission or it will have no future or will only be available to those willing to pay for and able to get super premium services. We are continuing to work on the setting for the new coders and the pictures are overall better than before.
The Proms last Saturday, Tom Jones and Gardener's World were all stunning. The racking in the football highlighted a mix/fade issue that has always been there but got worse but that is being given the highest priority.
We are also working on noise reduction to help where the original material is noisy - remember I have the advantage of being able to look at the master tapes as well as the transmitted signal so know when it's a coder issue or a noise issue.
I will continue to post and discuss PQ issues with everyone who has a reasonable point of view and understands that the BBC is there for all