Long time DirecTV subscriber with 3 HR20-100's (I know but they have worked great since I got them when they first came out)
I am considering subscribing to HBO and using HBO On Demand from DirecTV (not HBO GO) to catch up and view Game of Thrones Season 3.
Is the DirecTV HBO On Demand Video / Audio Quality the same as HBO DirecTV live broadcast quality. I can see the Game Thrones Episodes as listed in HD - but it doesn't show if they are DD 5.1?
I watched Season 1 on Blu-Ray and Season 2 on DirecTV. Not surprisingly Blu-Ray was clearly superior (both for video and audio) - but Season 2 on DirecTV was also pretty good. If the On Demand quality (video and audio) matched the DirecTV live satellitte broadcast I will take this route rather than waiting until 2014 for the Blu-Ray version.
I have read that some of the DirecTV On Demand channels may be lower quality than others so my question is specific to HBO On Demand through DirecTV.
Apologies if covered elsewhere but I have tried searching but can't find the answer