In one of today's threads, a poster stated that SD programming typically averages a 0.5 to 2 bitrate (Mpeg 2 file). Yikes, is this really true? I've not seen Dish SD but I do know that my results from my DVD recorder are horrendous at that bitrate. My normal recordings are typically have a bit rate of 4.5 to 6.0. If the posted bit rate is correct, then SD must be really bad on a large screen.