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Picture Quality Comparison: Super Bowl LVI: NBC 10 Philadelphia - OTA vs Cable vs Streaming

The Super Bowl is considered to be one of the biggest annual sporting events in US. As such, one would expect the Network and local affiliates to pull out all of the stops to deliver the best possible product. Let’s take a look at how NBC 10 Philadelphia did with this and compare image quality across a few different sources (traditional TV and streaming). Read More >>

Picture Quality Comparison Local News - Cable vs Streaming

It has often been assumed that over-the-air or cable tv sources will offer better image quality when compared to live TV streamed over the Internet, but this isn’t universally true. Especially in recent years since the FCC repurposed TV spectrum for cellular phone service. Here we compare some still frames from a local news broadcast using Verizon Fios and YouTube TV as the source. Read More >>

Picture Quality Comparison NHL Hockey - Cable vs Streaming

Live sports is one of the primary reasons for purchasing a TV subscription (traditional cable TV or streaming). Considering the costs (thanks, Regional Sports Networks) one might expect that video quality would be top notch, but unfortunately this may not be the case. Surprisingly enough, YouTube TV and ESPN+ may have jumped past traditional TV sources when it comes to image quality. Read More >>