Major compression on your HDTV pictures

Although the pictures on my HDTV are really good, especially compared to analog, they can be compressed up to almost 68 to 1. Since most broadcasters are sending up to 3 channels in their allotted bandwidth, picture quality has to take a hit. I’ve been wondering what an uncompressed picture would look like!

Further info on this subject.
http://broadcastengineering.com/digital_handbook/broadcasting_hdtv_data_multiplexing_5/

As opposed to a typical DVD movie, which is compressed about 10 to 1.

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