With FiOS, SD Channels are Watchable Again

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by Reaper, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Reaper

    Reaper Godfather

    Jul 30, 2008
    I made a post here about a month ago detailing my experience switching from DIRECTV to FiOS. So far I'm very pleased; the HD video quality of FiOS is outstanding.

    One thing that didn't change much in the transition was my ability to watch SD channels. I have a 55" plasma HDTV and I found the SD channels on both DIRECTV and Dish Network to be unwatchable. And that was true of FiOS too, until a couple of days ago.

    Verizon pushed a new software version to Oregon and Washington. This update "fixed" the quality of their SD channels. Now they look nearly as good as 4:3 SD content upscaled on an HD channel! What this means is that I can watch SD channels again and all those channels that I haven't been able to watch for years are now available to me again.

    Sure it'll still be nice when additonal channels are made available in HD but in the meantime I don't feel like I'm missing a thing.
  2. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I wonder if the fix is germaine to D* too?

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