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MPEG Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by simonkodousek, Apr 1, 2007.

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  1. simonkodousek

    simonkodousek Godfather

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering, what is the difference between MPEG 2 and MPEG 4? Which is the best for a 1080p DLP television? Do they require different dishes?

    Thanks,
    Simon :grin:
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    The 5 LNB dish will receive both MPEG2 and 4. HD local channels and all new HD channels will be MPEG4.
     
  3. simonkodousek

    simonkodousek Godfather

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    So to receive MPEG 4 will I need the 5 LNB or the 3 LNB?
     
  4. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    5 LNB dish
     
  5. gregchak

    gregchak Legend

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    MPEG2 and MPEG4 are just different types of compression. MPEG4 can compress the same data as MPEG2 just make it a smaller file size.... very generally speaking of course.
     
  6. simonkodousek

    simonkodousek Godfather

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    OK, so I would need the 5 LNB dish then.
     
  7. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

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    Yes
     
  8. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The difference as far as we are concerned as DirecTV customers is that any new HD will be in MPEG4 and requires the 5-LNB dish.

    The most you are going to get out of DirecTV is 1080i. Nobody (over the air, cable, or satellite) is broadcasting 1080p.

    Carl
     
  9. boba

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    The only receivers that process MPEG4 are the H20 & HR20 so the 5LNB dish isn't the only factor in receiving MPEG4. MPEG4 could be broadcast on any satellite because it is a compression method, currently it is only being used on the Ka satellites.
     
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