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Can DTV Please Give More Bandwidth to the Sundance Channel?


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#51 OFFLINE   slice1900

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

Same as above. There are a whole lot more SD customers than you care to imagine and moving their channels away isn't fair and it isn't going to make anyone happy; especially if they don't work to provide higher PQ.

 

They have a pretty good idea how many people watch a given SD channel on SD equipment versus HD equipment. When they decide to start migrating off SD, they'll probably do it piecemeal, and moving premium channels (so long as they aren't heavily watched on SD equipment like say HBO) would be a good start to the migration. People subscribing to premium channels are less likely to be choosing SD over HD for financial reasons.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

Watching Sundance In SD is horriable now


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

Why should they move forward? They put their TV where they want to have it, and sit where they feel comfortable. It may look better if they're sitting 8' from a 50" TV, but if they're 18' away and not getting the full benefit of HD, should they redecorate to allow moving closer?

 

Would you argue that people who buy 4K TVs need to move even closer, and closer yet again when the 4K market is saturated and TV makers start trying to push 8K? People either won't have enough room to get off their couch without bumping their TV, or they'll need a TV screen so large they'll need to raise their ceilings to make it fit!

 I am merely saying that to get the maximum benefit from an HD picture, one should not sit too far back, so much so that one's eyes cannot possibly resolve the detail that they just paid to see. I haven't seen the math on a 4K TV or at what point diminishing returns obtain. The issue isn't necessarily moving up or back, it is, however, sitting at a distance where one can derive maximum benefit from one's purchase. Anyone can sit anywhere they want by choice, it would be nice if it were an informed choice. (and in the cases I referred to in my post, they were not informed and experienced a dramatic improvement after moving closer to the display. The object is to help people get the most out of their investment, not just pander to the status quo in order to make a comfortable sale.

 

In the cases I was describing, they did NOT put the TV "where they wanted it", they put it where it had been with no thought to the consequences. After working through the issue with them, they changed their viewing distance and were quite happy about it. The assumption that people buying HDTVs know what best suits their needs is, in my experience, more often than not, wrong. A little considerate help goes a long way in satisfying customers.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

I haven't sold tvs in a few years but all the plasma and LCD a Eric we sold where always bigger than their previous tv unless their was a space it had to fit in. So most people we sold to where if anything in essence moving forward.

Yep, and that's just fine. I've had a LOT of people upgrade lately from 32" or smaller to 42 - 55 inch, and if the change was from SD, it posed the "distance" problem I was referring to. 


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