Due to an overlap in services, I have access today to both Sunday Ticket Red Zone Channel & the free preview of NFL RedZone on cable. First, the NFL RedZone is like a flashback, with old RedZone Channel anchor Scott Hanson (?) hosting. 15 minutes in, and the DTV RedZone Channel uses split screen a bit more. And NFL RedZone HD split screen in produced for 4 x 3 screens, with two 16 x 9 screens one over the other (and set off a little from each other side to side) all in the center cut area. RedZone Channel HD OTOH puts two 16x9 shots next to each other across the whole 16 x 9 real estate. With both channels live, DirecTV's version is actually ahead by about 4 seconds showing the same programming. NFL Redzone is about 6 seconds behind the live programming I get OTA too. The bottom line is that both Red Zone services are nearly identical.