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#51 OFFLINE   Inkosaurus

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

I'd personally still try and get that receiver replaced before it gets worse :P

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:39 AM

One or more of your assumptions are faulty.

Either your receiver is not set up correctly, or the TV is not performing correctly, or maybe you are on an HD channel presently showing SD programming, or maybe you are actually on an SD channel.

There is an ongoing dialog as to whether Dish or DirecTV has a better HD picture. Consensus seems to lean toward DirecTV being marginally better if any at all (some displays/programming make this irrelevant).

I have also heard that the Hopper/Joey system supposedly has a better picture than the earlier Dish receivers, but DVD quality, NEVER - if things are set up correctly.

I would look in the setup for the HDTV setup and make sure it is set to 1080i and 16X9.

If you indeed feel that the picture is inferior, call the installer. Only call Dish directly if you can't contact the installer. This has something to do with the way Dish pays and docks installers for installs and call backs. Well, he should have done it right the first time, so go ahead and call Dish about the problem.


No! Not at all. DISH's Sat feed is crap. Their VOD is Fantacstic, if downloaded. I watched the first season of Spartacus via VOD and OMG what a phenomenal picture. That "let the cat out of the bag" and let me know that DISH can deliver a GREAT picture. But not via the dish. Since, VOD has been a disaster as far as delivering (not knowing whether I'm going to get anything). But when it does, it's great.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

No! Not at all. DISH's Sat feed is crap. Their VOD is Fantacstic, if downloaded. I watched the first season of Spartacus via VOD and OMG what a phenomenal picture. That "let the cat out of the bag" and let me know that DISH can deliver a GREAT picture. But not via the dish. Since, VOD has been a disaster as far as delivering (not knowing whether I'm going to get anything). But when it does, it's great.


Maybe you have a problem with something? If the Dish picture wasn't great I would have switched years ago. I calibrate my TV's until my family is fed up! So I am very picky. (Calibrate much more than just color saturation, tint, contrast, etc..) Did my Daughter's with Uverse, ours with Dish, and in Florida my Father -in - Law with Fios. Fios is very good, Uverse not so much, Dish is very good. Charter is always just a little murky for some reason. Direct TV is also very good at any of my friend's houses, many of which also calibrate their TV's. But the Dish picture is right up there, very good. Charter seems just a little murky somehow. Oddly, the CBS station here very recently looks better on Direct TV. HBO movies have better contrast, better blacks and shadows on Dish for some reason, as pointed out by my friends not just me. Other than the recent CBS change, I can barely if at all see a difference in OTA from the Dish Sat signal.

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#54 OFFLINE   Inkosaurus

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Maybe you have a problem with something? If the Dish picture wasn't great I would have switched years ago. I calibrate my TV's until my family is fed up! So I am very picky. (Calibrate much more than just color saturation, tint, contrast, etc..)


Yeah im pretty finicky with calibrations on my Panny th42px75u, even go so far as to fine tweak it in the Hidden Service Menu from time to time and I have to agree Dish PQ is right up there with DTV's. Theres a hardly a difference.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

This isn't a Dish vs DirecTV thread. The thread starter was having a specific problem, one that he self-resolved from suggestions in this thread. Rather than become a Dish vs DirecTV off-topic thread, I am going to close at this time. The thread starter can begin a new thread OR PM a moderator to ask for his thread to be reopened IF he has further issues with this problem.

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