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When viewing a program, how does one know whether it is MPEG-2 or -4?:confused:
 

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You generally can't, but for now it's easy to tell: if it's from an HD local station, it's MPEG4. It it's from any other channel, it's MPEG2.
 

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The MPEG4 "HD" channels look like a poorly encoded SD DVD with lip sync issues.
Maybe in your DMA. In mine they usually look pretty darn good and sometimes they're excellent.
 

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LameLefty said:
You generally can't, but for now it's easy to tell: if it's from an HD local station, it's MPEG4. It it's from any other channel, it's MPEG2.
That's the pat D* customer service answer. :hair:

Some of us still have HD locals from the 101 sat and they are MPEG2. We even get them with the old 3LNB dish too.

Personally I really don't want the MPEG4 locals with all of the issues I see reported here with the lip sync issues and HR20 recording issues.
 

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S. DiThomas said:
That's the pat D* customer service answer. :hair:
That's a silly comment since it doesn't come from D* customer service.

Some of us still have HD locals from the 101 sat and they are MPEG2. We even get them with the old 3LNB dish too.
Some very few of you have MPEG2 HD locals, in the grand scheme of things. And of course you get them with the 3 LNB dish. Since they come from the 101 deg. satellite location, you could get them with a 10 year old single LNB dish.
 
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