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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jordanhallmann, Apr 22, 2012.
Here in Dallas, DirecTV HD picture is better than TWC HD. SD is a little better on TWC.
Yeah. They have a few more in HD than DirecTV. One of my friends used to work for Time Warner then he got DirecTV and he said that everytime a new HD channel will be added, TWC will reduce the bandwidth of the rest of them because they have limited bandwidth.
They just keep compressing the picture. And watching sports, it just awful. All you see is pixilation. Even on movies in VOD, its pixilated. I have seen better picture from Netflix than from TWC.
TWC does not even have HD GUI. And I just found this out, everytime TWC puts on a new HD channel, they compress the rest of the HD channels even more than they should.
The only time I have seen TWC with great HD picture was about 2009-2010 where it was perfect. Then, all of the HD channels came and it just got worse and worse.
SD on TWC is not compressed. But, the HD on TWC is compressed so much that you cant really even watch it.
BTW, how is the VOD content? Is it good quality since it is going over the internet?
The quality depends on your Internet speed, they have a few versions. They also do have some in 1080p if your set supports 1080p/24.
Yeah, TWC is the only provider in my area. I actually dont care that TWC has a few more HD channels than DirecTV but, when you watch them, its like watching SD. Their HD is never clear.
I'd definitely switch. But then most of us are biased against cable. TWC is a company that said in ads here that their service was faster than the phone companys just because of the thickness of the cable and like you to think that a cloud or slight rain will make you lose signal.
Yup, and really its the opposite. I have 50/5 on internet and if I do a speed test right now I am getting around 20-30. But, If I do a speed test around 12-1 I will hit 50 Mbps.
I bet AT&T has a more solid connection than TWC.
And with DirecTV, I can get the HMC DVR (record 5 shows at once), actually rent a HD movie and see it in 1080P HD not pixlated HD, NFL Sunday Ticket, Movie Channels for free for 3 months. Thats a WHOLE lot more than TWC can provide me right now.
And I'm getting 27/14 from my phone co, only supposed to get 10 up. 50 and 100 too rich for me, but we're getting off topic
Well, I have to have the 50 for my job. I use some bandwidth-intensive programs on my computer. But, I am thinking about getting 30/5 anyway because it is expensive.
But, when you order a movie from DirecTV, is it 1080P just like BluRays? And, what receivers did you end up getting?
It's not like a Bluray as those are uncompressed. I don't think a VOD movie downloads in the neighborhood of 20gb per movie.
When I went to HD, I got an HR20 and an H20. My wife replaced the H20 with an HR22 when MRV came out, then I added an H25 and finally replaced the DVRs with an HR34. I'm not exactly average, but more so than some on here
BluRay is compressed with Mpeg4
Well video is compressed, audio usually uncompressed, at least the primary track. Both can be important for blu ray fans.
How do you like the HR34? Is it any good?
I like mine a lot, though there are some bugs they are working on.
The HR34 is an awesome receiver, no more conflicts in that room.
Can you get the dish on a pole instead of having it on the house?
Yes, but there will probably be extra cost involved. It will also depend on available line of sight to the satellites from the desired pole location.