Says the Dish sub attempting to justify their choices...
The difference is real and it is substantial. You routinely mention your Mits as if it is something worth bragging about. Hint: it isn't.
You know the definition of 'expert' is a former drip under pressure, right?
I don't have to justify a thing and I don't. When I had Direct I said I wanted Epix and Reelz in HD, as time went on it became apparent that they weren't going to any time soon. I figgered I waited long enough, so I switched.
Will I ever switch back? Sure, when it is solely in my best interest to do so, just as switching to Dish was solely in my best interest in both channel selection and of course, saving a few bucks for a bit.
My Mits is wonderful. I replace a 54" Panny plasma with it and am very pleased. Nice and bright, crisp, great blacks and motion artifacts. Is it the perfect set? No. But neither is yours.
The reason I mentioned it is the size. 73" from 10' away gives a darned good perspective as to how good the HD signal is.