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Streaming Live TV Resolution vs TVGO

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Streaming Live TV Resolution vs TVGO

Why is the streaming resolution of TVGO channels so much better than streaming the same channel on "Live TV"? 

See the side-by-side screeen shot of 724 FS1 HD channel (left) vs FS1 TVGO (right). Its most noticible in the text and facial details - see attacment for full resolution. 

Both of these channels are listed in tv.xfinity.com/listings.

 

I am fairly confident the reason is on the xfinity side of things but my setup is as follows:

Network: Fast Xfinity service (116 to 120 Mps) on a wired Cat6 network.

Computer: i7 Windows 10 PC with 32 GB memory and EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB video card.

Browser:  Microsoft Edge (in screenshot). Same results in Chrome. 

I pay extra for HD Channels.

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Re: Streaming Live TV Resolution vs TVGO


CoradoChops wrote:

Why is the streaming resolution of TVGO channels so much better than streaming the same channel on "Live TV"? 

See the side-by-side screeen shot of 724 FS1 HD channel (left) vs FS1 TVGO (right). Its most noticible in the text and facial details - see attacment for full resolution. 

Both of these channels are listed in tv.xfinity.com/listings.

 

I am fairly confident the reason is on the xfinity side of things but my setup is as follows:

Network: Fast Xfinity service (116 to 120 Mps) on a wired Cat6 network.

Computer: i7 Windows 10 PC with 32 GB memory and EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB video card.

Browser:  Microsoft Edge (in screenshot). Same results in Chrome. 

I pay extra for HD Channels.


Interesting observation; thanks for pointing it out. The TV Go and "In-home" channels often come from different sources into Comcast. It varies by programmer and I'm not certain about FS1. It appears that the encoding of the IP stream for the in-home version either comes from a lower bit-rate source or needs some tweaking on the encoder. 

 

Most of the technical teams are off for the holidays but I can let them know about your concerns when they return next week. 

 

Curious if you've tried this on the XFINITY TV app for iOS or Android? Also, do you experience this with other channels of mostly FS1?

 

Thanks again,

ComcastDan




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Re: Streaming Live TV Resolution vs TVGO

Dan, thanks for passing this info on. I have noticed other channels come in sub-par when streaming Live TV such as 742 FOXNews Channel. 

I know BeinSports had some major HD quality issues but that was back when I was watcing the MotoGP (March - Nov) but I don't know now.   

I don't use the app much on my android Nexus 6P but when I did the video quality seemed fine. 

 

I forgot to mention, my "monitor" is a 43" Sony Bravia TV with 3840x2160 pixels so it definitly can benefit from a good HD stream and I appreciate any steps Xfinity takes to stream consistent quality HD. 

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CoradoChops wrote:

Dan, thanks for passing this info on. I have noticed other channels come in sub-par when streaming Live TV such as 742 FOXNews Channel. 

I know BeinSports had some major HD quality issues but that was back when I was watcing the MotoGP (March - Nov) but I don't know now.   

I don't use the app much on my android Nexus 6P but when I did the video quality seemed fine. 

 

I forgot to mention, my "monitor" is a 43" Sony Bravia TV with 3840x2160 pixels so it definitly can benefit from a good HD stream and I appreciate any steps Xfinity takes to stream consistent quality HD. 


http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Non-X1-Service/1080i-channels-are-being-changed-to-720p60-channels/m-p/...

 

According to ComcastTeds, Comcast is upgrading all their channels from 1080i to 720p. It's Comcastic!

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