Ramblings from a technology enthusiast / software developer / AV nerd.

Hulu Live TV vs YouTube TV - Bitrate / Picture Quality

In recent months I’ve seen a lot of online posts stating that “YouTube TV streams at a ‘low bitrate’” and as such can never provide acceptable picture quality.Let’s do a quick comparison to determine what the the difference in bitrate is between Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV and if it has any significant effect on picture quality. 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 >>