I don't care how much better their compression algorythms have gotten, that's just HORRIBLE if true. Boy am I glad I dumped Dish. I now have a Pioneer Kuro Elite Television, Blu Ray Disc player. 7.1 channel reciever with LOSSLESS compression(Dolby Tru HD/DTS HD), a gigantic SVS Subwoofer the size of a chest freezer, ISF calibration, etc. I can finally enjoy the picture quality I want with Bluray. It's not a 440Mbps HDCAM SR Tape, but it's still good enough for me. I have an XBR Trinitron television with SCART RGB inputs from Europe in my gameroom as well as a nice Athena Sub and Speakers. I had to get a voltage transformer and SCART RGB cables from Ebay UK to make it work with all my game systems, but I get FLAWLESS 4:4:4: RGB. Which is UNCOMPRESSED VIDEO. I just have to get rid of Comcast HD and get FiosTV HD then everything will be perfect. Boy am I glad I left Blur Network. 8 HD Channels per Transponder? What were they thinking?