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HD picture quality

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by dorfd1, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. BattleZone

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  2. RAD

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    Dripping...
    IIRC it's been reported that for Dish's Eastern Arc MPEG4 SD channels they're also 480x480 resolution.
     
  3. BattleZone

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    That's possible. The info I posted was for the 119/110 SD feeds; the feeds going to Eastern Arc are separately encoded, and could easily be down-rezzed differently too.
     
  4. Orange Man

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    Allot has to do with the TV set itself and if it's been calibrated and tuned. Both of our sets a newer Sony LCD and our older Mits RPTV have been and frankly both shine with Dishs HD especially the Mits.


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  5. bubba29

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    I recently signed up for dish network classic gold with hd gold. i had time warner hd service for about 7 years before that. every channel except the HD channels blow away my cable picture. honestly, i am dissappointed in the HD picture, it just isn't as clear and crisp as twc was.
     
  6. ka8zay

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    See I switched and I think all the HD on DISH is either better or just as good as cable was. I only watch HD programming when possible since everything else just doesn't cut it on big screens and plasma. Perhaps like the post above you need to check your output and make sure you have it set to HD output. As noted before the receivers do not default to HD output.
     
  7. HobbyTalk

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    That is strange as I would rate Dish's SD channels as "Good" at best. Both Comcast and UVerse SD is better. Dish's HD is better then either Comcast or UVerse in our area. As was stated above, make sure your Dish receiver is set to output either 720p or 1080i... the default is 480.
     
  8. krames

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    My box is outputing 1080i and I am still think tw has a better picture. It doesn't help that the vip 722 doesn't pass-though HD signals. Upscaling a 720p signal to a 1080i one just looks bad in my option.
     
  9. HobbyTalk

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    What STB did TW use?
     
  10. CoolGui

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    Actually, from all that I have read, a different resolution is transmitted by Dish and resized anyway at your receiver no matter if you use 1080i or 720p...
     
  11. ZBoomer

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    Well a 720p source like Fox looks great on my TV when the 722 is at 1080i. I guess I need a better TV to discern the difference? :rolleyes:
     
  12. HobbyTalk

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    Most likely his TW STB didn't do passthrough either. The D* receivers have passthrough, from what I heard the delay when switching channels is close to unbearable and most don't use it.
     
  13. RAD

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    The delay depends on how quickly your TV will sync up with the change in output resolution, not the fault of the STB.
     
  14. krames

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    Just the standard Scientific Atlanta 8300 explorer. Nothing special.
     
  15. krames

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    I think its more noticeable on 52" and bigger. I think cartoons always look decent in HD. Have you checked out ESPN? The text looks like it has been photo copied several times. It looks really jagged.
     
  16. krames

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    I dont think its bad at all.
     
  17. Ron Barry

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    I have a 60" tv. I am not seeing this. How close are you to the TV and what text are you talking about? Are you talking about the scrolling text? When you see this do a PIP swap and let me know if you see a difference in the scrolling text.
     
  18. ZBoomer

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    ESPN (including text) looks awesome on my 60" Kuro Plasma w/ 722 @ 1080i, maybe I need a 110 inch?
     
  19. ka8zay

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    I think you have a bad setup somewhere in there. Especially if you are talking a National HD Channel like ESPN, its got a GREAT picture here and there is no jagged edges on my TEXT. Everything is very clean on the HD. If I have anything to complain on the E HD it would be with the local HD feeds, but they are getting better all the time as they are still tuning those. I have written to Dish Quality and they have been in constant contact with me as they work on tuning the local feeds gathering my input to the quality and they are looking very good at this point, I can hardly tell a difference when I switch from antenna to Sat now.
     
  20. HobbyTalk

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    I never said it was the fault of the STB.
     

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