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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tbettini, Sep 26, 2007.
In My opinion: Flawless
Kudos to Directv and everyone in DBSTalk
They are pretty breath taking I think the wait was well worth it!
I have to agree. They have easily met my expectations.
well worth the wait
Showtime and HBO are looking better
Looking great to me. Aanyone out there verify this with actual measurements?
I want to be really certain before I go to our local home theatre site and gloat!
PQ is wonderful. I said this in another thread but 520 StarzHD looks like a Blu-Ray movie
PQ is amazing!!!!
I have to say I was impressed with CNN-HD this morning, but since the other channels didn't have any HD on, I'll reserve judgment.
Oh, Smithsonian was in HD, but the audio was way out of synch. And I didn't think the picture was that great.
Is there any way to tell if HDNet is now being simulcast in mpeg-4? I swear it looks like it used to, IOW fantastic! Just curious...
As for the others, everything looks great with the exception of a few pretty obnoxious bugs... Smithsonian comes to mind. But I just noticed History is currently airing Last of the Mohicans OAR with NO bug! That's promising...
Are the new channels in MPEG 4 or are they the SD upcoverted to HD? I haven't had time to watch them. Just noticed them when I was leaving for work.
Can anyone confirm if they are HD-lite or the real deal? If they are the real deal then I'm considering switching from Dish to DirecTV. Can't stand HD-lite.
It's the real deal. Quick! Switch now!
I cant believe the picture on Smithsonian, I cant believe its coming from d*. I hope these channels always look this good as they add new ones.
I'll have to reexamine this channel tonight. Maybe it was too early in the morning for my eyes.
Unfortunately (or fortunately if you're directv) we'll never be able to tell for quite some time probably, as we have no way of analyzing the MPEG-4 video to know what resolution it's being sent out at.
Word from DirecTV insiders however is that all of the D10 channels for now are full resolution with ample bitrate.
There have been a number of posts/reports that D* is going to be able to do full-on 1920x1080 (or the 720 version of that depending on source channel) in mpeg4 due to the Variable Bit Rate encoding and the fact the mpeg4 compresses so well.
There is absolutely no way the Smithsonian channel is compressed in anyway. That looks like BlueRay/HDDVD quality to me.
The only reason HD-Lite existed was bandwith limitations. Since those are pretty much null and void with D10 (and soon D11 and possibly D12), I don't think you'll see that. Someone much smarter than me will probably be able to give you 100% confirmation. But from what I'm seeing.....you might want to have a long talk with Charlie.
CNN Looks way better then sportscenter ever tried in mpeg2
i was speechless when i turned it on.
How disappointing. Now if they were near HD DVD quality... :lol: