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Discovery on demand picture very poor


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#1 OFFLINE   p4594spa

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

When I watch Discovery directly, I get a superb quality picture.  If I download the same show from the on demand channel, the picture quality looks poorer than SD!  Is this a compression problem or do they just store it on their server at a very low quality.  Is there anything I can do about this?



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#2 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Is the On Demand content HD or SD?



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

Also, are you choosing Watch Now or Record when you do the On Demand?


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#4 OFFLINE   p4594spa

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

I am using the record and not watch now feature



#5 OFFLINE   Eddie501

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

DirecTV's on demand is pretty much useless.   Most of it is SD, even if the live channel is HD.   I have no idea who the market is for VHS quality video in 2013, but it certainly isn't me.   At least most of the premium channels seem to have HD content though.


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#6 OFFLINE   captaink5217

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

Yeah, I can't understand why the can't get the main network shows in HD
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

Yeah, I can't understand why the can't get the main network shows in HD

If you are referring to NBC, FOX, etc..that I believe is a contractual thing currently.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

DirecTV's on demand is pretty much useless. Most of it is SD, even if the live channel is HD. I have no idea who the market is for VHS quality video in 2013, but it certainly isn't me. At least most of the premium channels seem to have HD content though.


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