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Buying Satellite TV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Patrick1983, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Patrick1983

    Patrick1983 New Member

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    What are the three basic standards when you buy a satellite TV?? Do you have to exactly see the quality over the price?
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Is this a pop quiz?

    What "standards" are you referring to?
     
  3. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

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    And where might I purchase one of these "Satellite TV's"?
     
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

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    The standards are Dish and DirecTV, there is no other option.

    You choose the service that provides the programming you want balanced against the cost thereof.

    If a channel or group of channels is too expensive, you readjust your preferences and recheck the prices.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    And why are there only 3 of them?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    480x480i [SD]; 1280x720p [HD]; 1920x1080i [HD]

    yes you could see the quality on your HD TV screen
     
  7. Michael P

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    Satellite TV is roughly the equivalent of digital cable. Satellite has been digital a lot longer than cable so there is one plus. Both satellite and cable use "Muxing" to comperes digital signals in order to squeeze more programming into a limited bandwidth.

    OTA OTOH is compressed a lot less (unless your local station has gone crazy with subchannels). If you can get a good OTA signal it will blow away all the pay services in picture quality (but you are stuck with network & local TV, no special channels like cable ans satellite has). OTOH many OTA stations carry subchanels with special interest channels and nostalgia programming. Those are usually 480i (although I get one station with 2 720p channels on one digital channel).
     
  8. paja

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    There is also SKY ANGEL. And they actually carry The MLB Net on one of their packages.
     
  9. boba

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    I like all of Patrick 1983's responses!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  10. Patrick1983

    Patrick1983 New Member

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    It may include the price, quality and warranty. Sorry to bother you here.
     
  11. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Maybe if you would explain what you're talking about?
     
  12. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    It's not a bother when you actually enumerate what you're looking for.
     
  13. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There are many different standards for 480i DTH satellite video. 480 horizontal just happens to be the only one that doesn't also have a progressive scan incarnation.

    See the table on page 17 of this document: http://www.atsc.org/cms/standards/a_81.pdf
     
  15. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    What manner of warranty is there on TV programming?

    I suspect that instead of the word "standards" you should have used the term "metrics".
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    While I knew about the document and many more, customer experience based on real numbers what I outlined. Not on paper's values.
     
  17. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Wasn't the EA SD a different pixel matrix than the WA SD? How many customers use each format?
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I have no one fact to support your suggestion.
     

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