MPEG4 simulcast of MPEG2 HDTV channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Geekzilla, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. jmh139

    jmh139 AllStar

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    I hope they mirror the channels too. I am on the East Coast, and 119 is LOW in the sky. There is not a single place on my property that can hit 119, even with a separate dish. I ordered and am installing a Slimline dish myself cause the installer said no way. I should be able to get from 99 to 110 (getting 101 to 110 now with 3lnb).
     
  2. The_Geyser

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    Please, D*, do this! I can not get 110 or 119 because of trees.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget, they allow us to do that now with the network locals in the 80's. /steve
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    They could also make them "twins". Right now we have some SD/HD twins. Maybe we'll have HD/HD twins until the MPEG-2 HDs are phased out? /s
     
  5. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    True. But we don't know what kind of bandwidth they are giving those channels either.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I'm not sure. I get all three versions of the HD locals. OTA, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. OTA's and MPEG-4's are virtually identical, except for trickplay smoothness. MPEG-2's are noticeably 'soft' by comparison... at least here in NY. /steve
     
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