Is there any difference in quality when viewing IPTV compared with traditional TV distribution technologies?

A: Yes. The streaming video channels of IPTV are digital which means they do not suffer the deterioration caused in traditional analogue distribution systems producing a noticeably better quality picture. An IPTV Gateway streams the TV signals received from Freeview or satellite without change which means the quality is exactly the same as transmitted. IPTV encoders with either analogue or digital inputs in a variety of formats can be set to stream at a high rate for highest quality or a low rate for minimum bandwidth.