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#1 OFFLINE   skatingrocker17

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:08 PM

Does DirecTV still broadcast their 1080i at 1280x1080 instead of 1920x1080?

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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:12 PM

No. That was only the old Mpeg2 channels. Mpeg4 channels are 1920x1080, or 1280x720

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#3 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:17 PM

All 720p and 1080i channels are provided by DirecTV in their full resolution. Dish Network on the other hand...
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#4 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:31 PM

Been at full resolution for what...about 4 years now. :)

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:37 PM

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#6 OFFLINE   skatingrocker17

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for the information, I just remember hearing about it a few years ago and wondered if they were still resizing 1080i because it looks better than it did when I had Time Warner Cable. Does this mean my local CBS is still 1280x1080i because it's most likely still using mpeg2 compression? On the Account Overview page for my DirecTV it says that they "will soon be changing how we broadcast local channels in your zip code", so I'm assuming their referring to changing them over to mpeg4 compression.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

Thanks for the information, I just remember hearing about it a few years ago and wondered if they were still resizing 1080i because it looks better than it did when I had Time Warner Cable. Does this mean my local CBS is still 1280x1080i because it's most likely still using mpeg2 compression? On the Account Overview page for my DirecTV it says that they "will soon be changing how we broadcast local channels in your zip code", so I'm assuming their referring to changing them over to mpeg4 compression.


There isn't anything left that uses MPEG2, hasn't been for quite some time. And HD locals have always been MPEG4 other then the LA and NY DNS. So your local CBS if offered in HD is the full HD that station sends to DirecTV.

What you might be seeing is if your SD locals are on the wing satellite at 72 those have been moving to the KA sats at 99 and 103 for a while now so they would go to MPEG4 as well since they only do MPEG4 on those sats. But those are SD, not HD.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:30 PM

Does this mean my local CBS is still 1280x1080i because it's most likely still using mpeg2 compression?


No. All HD on DirecTV is compressed with MPEG4, regardless of the original source format (which is MPEG2 in most cases). The source resolution is not altered.


On the Account Overview page for my DirecTV it says that they "will soon be changing how we broadcast local channels in your zip code", so I'm assuming their referring to changing them over to mpeg4 compression.


The message you are referring to is talking about your SD locals. Your HD locals have been in MPEG4 since they went up.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:56 AM

The only HD left for residential customers that is MPEG-2 is OTA....





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