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DirecTV 1080i

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by skatingrocker17, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

    Jun 23, 2010
    Does DirecTV still broadcast their 1080i at 1280x1080 instead of 1920x1080?
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    No. That was only the old Mpeg2 channels. Mpeg4 channels are 1920x1080, or 1280x720
  3. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    All 720p and 1080i channels are provided by DirecTV in their full resolution. Dish Network on the other hand...
  4. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Been at full resolution for what...about 4 years now. :)
  5. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
  6. skatingrocker17

    skatingrocker17 Godfather

    Jun 23, 2010
    Thanks for the information, I just remember hearing about it a few years ago and wondered if they were still resizing 1080i because it looks better than it did when I had Time Warner Cable. Does this mean my local CBS is still 1280x1080i because it's most likely still using mpeg2 compression? On the Account Overview page for my DirecTV it says that they "will soon be changing how we broadcast local channels in your zip code", so I'm assuming their referring to changing them over to mpeg4 compression.
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    There isn't anything left that uses MPEG2, hasn't been for quite some time. And HD locals have always been MPEG4 other then the LA and NY DNS. So your local CBS if offered in HD is the full HD that station sends to DirecTV.

    What you might be seeing is if your SD locals are on the wing satellite at 72 those have been moving to the KA sats at 99 and 103 for a while now so they would go to MPEG4 as well since they only do MPEG4 on those sats. But those are SD, not HD.
  8. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    No. All HD on DirecTV is compressed with MPEG4, regardless of the original source format (which is MPEG2 in most cases). The source resolution is not altered.

    The message you are referring to is talking about your SD locals. Your HD locals have been in MPEG4 since they went up.
  9. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    The only HD left for residential customers that is MPEG-2 is OTA....

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