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When is ESPN HD supposed to move to MPEG4

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#1 OFFLINE   nth78



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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:37 PM

I get pixelation on my MPEG2 channels and am really looking forward to ESPN (and ESPN2) moving to MPEG4 to get rid of the pixelation

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#2 OFFLINE   jdspencer


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

Probably after the D11 sat is launched and put into service.
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#3 OFFLINE   paule123



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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:33 PM

ESPN's PQ has been so bad lately I don't know that we'll be able to tell the difference when they do go to MPEG4. :(

#4 OFFLINE   lwilli201


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:25 PM

No problems with ESPN or ESPN2 HD at all. I am wondering why some do have problems with them.
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#5 OFFLINE   CoachGibbs



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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:09 AM

No problems with ESPN or ESPN2 HD at all. I am wondering why some do have problems with them.

Because they (most anyway) are watching them on bigger sets than you are. Get a bigger set and you will notice the terrible PQ. Some of it is ESPN's fault, but most is D*'s.

Anyway, I think they should have moved the Mpeg2 stations over instead of launching SD upconvert channels like Cartoon, Speed, VH1, etc. Those channels could have waited for D11.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:17 AM

I thought ESPN HD had good picture quality with cable. I'm assuming it will be equivalent PQ when they move to MPEG4. If so, I think we'll be quite happy when it does, just my opinion.

#7 OFFLINE   msmith198025


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:19 AM

I would say in mid to late (more likely) 2008

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