Disappointed in DISH HD Picture Quality on 4K TV

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by TheVillagesGuy, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. dtv757

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    I cant speak for E*/Dish...
    but I will say Cable co's are absolute TRASH

    I compared D* and Cox cable on the same tv and NBA was unwatchable via cox's new Contour 2 box testing on both 1080i and 1080p settings. Cable was microblock city for the fast motion of NBA.

    D* won hands down vs cable .

    I have also see Optimum TV (prior to Altice1 box) and that was hot garbage as well

    also comcast is compression all channels to 720p so they are garbage as well.
    Comcast downgrading all 1080i HD channels to 720p - Xfinity Help and Support Forums - 2806786

    IMO your best bet is SAT , TELCO or OTT
     
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  2. tivofan2018

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    you should try spectrum only a dual tuner DVR. and they compress the **** out of there picture to the point where it breaks up and pixelizes macro blocks
     
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  3. dtv757

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    yea all cable co's are trash. as i wrote above SAT , TELCO or OTT
     
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  4. tivofan2018

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    everything about spectrum is stoneage
     
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  5. Jillxz

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    This title said Dissapointed in Dish HD quality , but all youI saw was about Spectrum Cable quality. Didn’t see any thing about Dish HD quality
     
  6. reubenray

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    It was looking real good at maybe switching to Dish from Directv, but the PQ issue is a big concern to me. I have a 75" 4K Sony TV.
     
  7. dtv757

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    If your looking for 4k , based on your other post, D* has more live sports in 4k

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  8. lparsons21

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    I’ve got a 75” Sony 900E and the picture on dish with a Hopper 3 was excellent


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  9. JeffBartlett

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    We just switched from DirecTV (got tired of them raising my prices every two years) and man, for my eyes, very easy to tell that HD quality of Dish's picture is NOT good. Never had a problem with DirecTV's HD quality...it was stellar. We are pretty bummed because heard about all the technology advantages Dish has and at the end of the day, to found out that the one thing you actually have TV for.....to watch it......is a very NOT HD picture. I'm told that Dish broadcasts a 1080 x 1440 signal where DirecTV is 1080 x 1080. Many people on here say they can't tell a difference and that seems reasonable to me....people are very different, no one is the same. For this human, I can clearly tell that Dish's HD signal is inferior to DirecTV....hands down.
     
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  10. James Long

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    Strange experience. Both DirecTV and DISH raise their prices every year. DISH allows customers to make a two year commitment without a 2nd year price increase, but DISH's discounts are lower.
     
  11. auburn2

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    The difference in picture quality is not due to the resolution, it is due to the amount video compression, the video compression algorithm used and how dynamic the content is. Saying one is 1920x1080 and the other is 1440x1080 is not the right way to look at. The frame rate and the number of pixels changing each frame are important too. As others have noted, the bandwidth when it is delivered to Dish matters too.

    Does anyone remember VOOM? Back when Dish first bought VOOM their HD picture was fantastic, better than it is today on most channels even though it was "only" 1080i, and that was using only MPEG2 which is not as efficient as MPEG4. The difference was there were only a few channels so there was more bandwidth devoted to each.
     
  12. krel

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    i have to say that DTV'S HD is amazing it's almost as good as there 4K. i have 2 sony 85 inch XBR-85Z9G sets. and the HD is just amazing on them:). and there 4K is mind blowing. personally i would not use dish. there's to many issues with the hopper 3 with things like timer issues OTA issues with the guide and recordings ect ect. dish will still charge a small fee for a service call if you have the protection plan DTV don't..
     
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  13. krel

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    my sets are 8K. so when i watch 4K UHD the sets upconvert them as close to 8K it can get. and that's amazing!!! on my sets the DTV HD looks as good as the 4K i can barley tell the difference:cool:
     
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  14. krel

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    would't the dish top 250 come out to be the same as the DTV ultimate package after it was all said and done???
     

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