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D*'s slick booklet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by seern, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 #1 of 11
    seern

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    Yesterday I received this slickly made booklet that is titles "Discover Your Free DirecTV Features". In there they touted 1080i and I am quoting "...the same stunning quality as Blu-ray." Now, I know that 1080p looks better then 1080i, but same stunning quality as Blu-ray. The band width needed to transmit the Blu-ray bit rate would eat a lot of available channels.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2010 #2 of 11
    RunnerFL

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    Something is wrong with your TV if 1080i looks better than 1080p. :)
     
  3. Sep 9, 2010 #3 of 11
    seern

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    Maybe I should put "in theory". You are right it is very had to tell much difference by looking. The point was even 1080p is no where near Blu-ray as D* was trying to imply.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 #4 of 11
    Hoosier205

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    1080i < 1080p. Regardless, DirecTV claims that their offerings in 1080p rival blu-ray, not what they offer in 1080i. Either way, their wrong. There is more to it than resolution...bit rate being one key factor.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2010 #5 of 11
    seern

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    Typo up there which is edited. Why I hit i instead of p and the other way round is anyone's guess. Still, D* is getting a little over board to claim that its 1080p is a good as Blu-ray.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2010 #6 of 11
    RunnerFL

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    I can tell a difference for sure. 1080p is much smoother than 1080i. You're right, 1080p isn't "near" Blu-Ray, it is Blu-Ray quality.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 #7 of 11
    raoul5788

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    Directv's 1080p isn't as good as BluRay 1080p. Like Hoosier 205 said, bitrate affects picture quality and Directv doesn't have the same bitrate as BluRay.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2010 #8 of 11
    anleva

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    They also don't offer the same lossless high definition audio formats as Blu-Ray as well. No Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 #9 of 11
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...as would also be the case in reverse. :D
     
  10. Hutchinshouse

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    Perhaps as an average you're correct.

    I do kind of understand what you’re saying. DIRECTV 1080P is as good as a poorly produced blu-ray with low bitrate. I have a few blu-rays with low bitrate. Very easy to spot video quality deficiencies. However, I’ll put my best blu-ray disc up against DIRECTV’s best 1080P, blu-ray wins every time.

    If all blu-rays were manufactured to the upper end of their specification, DIRECTV would get smoked every time.

    Unfortunately, many companies cut corners with blu-ray technology. If a blu-ray gets poor quality reviews, I won’t buy it.

    The blu-ray manufacturers rammed blu-ray's capacity down our throats. (Sound familiar?:lol:) Not many manufacturers utilize blu-ray's true potential.
     
  11. skatingrocker17

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    Unless your TV doesn't support 1080p.

    I don't really think DirecTVs 1080p looks that good. It's okay but I wouldn't say it looks better than their 1080i broadcasts, it looks about the same.
     

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