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Can DTV Please Give More Bandwidth to the Sundance Channel?


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#21 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:04 PM

Yes, 4k is nice but it is not anywhere close to the magnitude of SD to HD.

Plus, you really need to sit much closer to the TV than people do in their home.

Take Value Electronics for example. In their showroom, the chairs are just 4 feet in front of an 85 inch screen. This is something you will not find in virtually any home.

In fact, most people are sitting further away from their HDTV to even be able to see 1080 resolution from their seat.


I have a no clue where you get that from, I know no one who has replaced a TV with an Hi Definition one and simply because its a higher res have moved back further, even if its a larger TV.

And I am saying the quality of the detail in the Samsung 4k display that I have seen kicks Hi Definition's caboose I don't care how far away I sit. The detail of people in far off distances and buildings and so forth is incredible. The problem as usual will be if producers actually utilize the full ability of it. Frankly most Hi Definition could be a lot better than it is, but they don't use it to its fullest abilities anywhere really.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:49 PM

If there's no 4k plasma then no thanks, although I'm not sure that could be even possible since they consider that dead technology in the tech world and manufacture standards, LCD's are the top sellers, I'm not sure why since plasma's are cheaper for the same size and better black levels,side viewing and natural colors IMO. Pioneer,Sony and now Panasonic, Samsung still sells plasma's but not sure if there's any this year.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

:backtotop: please



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:05 PM

If there's no 4k plasma then no thanks, although I'm not sure that could be even possible since they consider that dead technology in the tech world and manufacture standards, LCD's are the top sellers, I'm not sure why since plasma's are cheaper for the same size and better black levels,side viewing and natural colors IMO. Pioneer,Sony and now Panasonic, Samsung still sells plasma's but not sure if there's any this year.

 

Margin and electricity usage is partly why.  The other is led is thinner, and style wins to often.  Its why people thing the lifestyle bose systems are good, when they aren't.  Simple as that.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:09 AM

Also because the stores make more profit when they sell a LCD or LED TV than they do when they sell a plasma.  So the stores tell their sales people to push the TVs that have the higher profit margin.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

please, we lost track of the topic: DTV and bandwidth and Sundance channel :backtotop:


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:09 PM

Rather than netcopping, why don't you add something of value that's on topic? 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:14 PM

I wrote what I could do to help TS...but seems to me dragging offtopic overthrown anything relevant, if follow your post



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

Well, then, just leave the task of tsk-tsking  to the Mods. 


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:18 AM

bored each time read off-topic when got a notification of new posts :(



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

I do agree. Trying to watch the Sundance Channel is just about unbearable


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

Mr LaxGuy ? Would you provide current numbers of currently allocated bandwidth for Sundance channel ?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

Sundance having The Returned and now The Red Road HD would be amazing but the shows are good enough where I can bear the SD.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

I only watch HD channels but would love Sundance in HD. Perhaps DirecTV could broadcast Sundance  in HD while carrying the Kartrashian...er...i mean "E" channel in SD only. Or maybe have "E" AND TLC in SD only..........that might free up some bandwidth for Sundance HD.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

With the "weather" channel going away there's bandwidth right there.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

With the "weather" channel going away there's bandwidth right there.

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Not exactly. TWC  has been replaced by another weather channel. 


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

That other weather channel existed at the same time as TWC at one point, so there's enough bandwidth for both.

Also on my cable ClearQAM input, their 10 SD MPEG2 channels in 6 MHz of bandwidth look amazing compared to what DirecTV is achieving (or lack of achieving) in 4 times the bandwidth.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

That other weather channel existed at the same time as TWC at one point, so there's enough bandwidth for both.

Also on my cable ClearQAM input, their 10 SD MPEG2 channels in 6 MHz of bandwidth look amazing compared to what DirecTV is achieving (or lack of achieving) in 4 times the bandwidth.

what bitrate of the mux ? is it 1024QAM ?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

That other weather channel existed at the same time as TWC at one point, so there's enough bandwidth for both.

By that measure, you could add any number of channels, cutting out PPV, special sports multi-channels, (FB, BB, Hockey) etc. 

 

We cannot dictate how many channels are needed in reserve or semi-reserve; we cannot say how DIRECTV should assign them, can we? 


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