[extropy-chat] META: Cable Speeds and delays [was: related to SecondLife]

Rik van Riel riel at surriel.com
Tue Dec 12 17:19:25 UTC 2006

Robert Bradbury wrote:
> One thing I have started to notice lately on our Comcast Cable with the 
> Digital Box (as vs. the analog feeds for channels 2-99) is that it is 
> taking *much* longer to change TV channels 

The same is true for digital TV over the air (ATSC here in the US).

Presumably this is due to time-spread forward error correction code
in the signal, meaning that a few lost packets (due to eg. pulse
noise or lightning) do not mean you lose frames and audio in the

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