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MPEG4 or MPEG2?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by rysand, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. rysand

    rysand Cool Member

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    I've tried to find an answer to this but have failed. How do you know which channels are broadcasting in either format?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gsxrpilot

    gsxrpilot New Member

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    I believe only local channels (< 99) are in MPEG-4 now. I know in LA, the ones listed as LAx (ie LA2 for CBS) are SD MPEG-2 and the one listed by their station ID (ie KCBS) are MPEG-4.
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Right now only the local channels in Hi Def are in MPEG4 (not all channels <99). And, only feeds that are being sent over one of the new satellites (99 and 103). As additional hi-def channels are added to the DirecTV lineup, they will be in MPEG4 (local or national feeds).

    Carl
     
  4. rysand

    rysand Cool Member

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    thanks
     
  5. JohnMav

    JohnMav Mentor

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    RSNs are also MPEG4
     
  6. rysand

    rysand Cool Member

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    And just when I thought I had all of the acronyms down....

    What does RSN stand for? (please note, my fairly newbie status on this forum)
     
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Regional Sports Network. Not sure about them being mpeg4 though - honestly don't know.

    Carl
     
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