DirecTV's PQ ain't what it used to be

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  1. Mar 23, 2021 #81 of 182
    compnurd

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    Signal Level does not equate to Picture Quality
     
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    DirecTV still has excellent PQ.


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  3. Mar 23, 2021 #83 of 182
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    Sounds like the OP bought the Sony. However, for people out there looking at the LG's, don't overlook the BX line. Based on the reviews at rtings, the BX and CX are really close picture-wise and the BX usually runs a couple-hundred dollars cheaper than the CX. It just doesn't get all the press that the CX gets.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2021 #84 of 182
    James Long

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    Ok ... try to get a good picture with a lousy signal. :D
     
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  5. Mar 23, 2021 #85 of 182
    compnurd

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    I know your not serious. Others though are now going to start tweaking there dishes
     
  6. Mar 23, 2021 #86 of 182
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    Well that 775 screen is crystal clear when I lose my sat signal. :D
     
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    James Long

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    Dishes should only be re-aimed if there are signal problems (low numbers, lost transponders or satellites).

    Does DIRECTV have any documentation as to what signal levels should be expected in each area of the country? Or should people check with neighbors?
     
  8. Mar 23, 2021 #88 of 182
    slovell

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    It came this afternoon via Amazon/UPS. Ordered it Saturday and got it today. Will try to get it set up tomorrow. I'm probably going to have to upgrade my processor as my Marantz AV7005 won't pass through a 4K signal. This 4K stuff is all new to me so I've got some research to do. My Amazon Fire TV apparently is compatible with 4K so it's not a total loss.
     
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  9. Mar 23, 2021 #89 of 182
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    Plug the Fire TV into one of the TVs non-ARC HDMI ports, and run an HDMI cable from the TV's ARC port to the AVR HDMI out. It should pass audio from the TV and Fire TV to your AVR, and anything that is HD plugged into your AVR to the TV. That way you dont have to change anything.
     
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    I’ll tell you what has terrible quality. Try watching Greys anatomy on ABC or The Resident on Fox. Very narrow color space, no pop and extremely soft picture. In fact almost anything on ABC and Fox look terrible.
     
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  11. Mar 23, 2021 #91 of 182
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    Both are 720P if I remember correctly. Always look like crap. No matter what service you have.


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  12. Mar 24, 2021 #92 of 182
    Robert Wyatt

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    I know signal level does not equate to PC nut mu PICTURE quality is excellent
     
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  13. Mar 24, 2021 #93 of 182
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    It may be excellent to your eyes, but many have noticed (and felt compelled to post about it) a discernible decline. Of particular interest is those auditioning/moving to AT&T TV have noted that the PQ there is often more excellent.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2021 #94 of 182
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    I have seen that. What I’ve yet to see is some side-by-side video showing both off. To really see if there is a discernible difference, or if it’s just a “placebo” effect.


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  15. Mar 24, 2021 #95 of 182
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    I did a comparison of cox and directv and cox was terrible. NbA was unwatchable. Microblock city . I even showed one of there technicians and he was shocked and had nothing to say about how bad the picture was compared to D*

    And this was HD comparison not even 4K .

    Was using a contour 2 client and a genie 2 client . Same tv same program .

    Hands down D* won .

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  16. Mar 24, 2021 #96 of 182
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    Think about an Apple TV box to replace the Fire TV device. The PQ is a bit better. I have Cubes on all my sets and we never use them to watch TV, the PQ on the ATVs is that much better. And the remote is superb...Lloyd?
     
  17. Mar 24, 2021 #97 of 182
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    ATV4K has the best PQ out of all the streaming devices. Better than the Shield Pro even. I’ve had ALL of them. However, Apple’s TV remote sucks. That’s the only negative.


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  18. Mar 24, 2021 #98 of 182
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    I don't see much of a difference in PQ when comparing 720P to 1080i. Anything on Fox looks awful on my normal 4K sets, especially baseball or football games. On the QLED, the games look like they are on CBS or NBC. I didn't expect that.

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  19. Mar 24, 2021 #99 of 182
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    There are testimonials in this thread and others (especially the AT&T mini review thread) from those who have done A-B tests. I don't recall any mention of side-by-side comparisons. The conclusion drawn in these tests was consistently that AT&T TV's streaming PQ was noticeably better.

    To me, excellent means superior to all others and that's not what the witnesses are saying.
     
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    You're comparing D*'s 1080i to ATT/TV's 2160p. Of course, the PQ is gonna be better on the ATT box. The same thing can be said of the ATV boxes. I haven't watched a series or a movie on D* for several years because there is such a difference.

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