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I read this article about D* lowering the bit rate of it's signal to save on bandwidth. I'm sure many of you know this. My question is does D* really do this?

Before I got my HR20 I had Charter Cables HD package and I have noticed Charters HD looks far more sharper than D*s.
 

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This is the "HD-Lite" argument.

Do a search on HD-Lite or HDLite and you will find all the details about it.
 

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Johnboat said:
I read this article about D* lowering the bit rate of it's signal to save on bandwidth. I'm sure many of you know this. My question is does D* really do this?

Before I got my HR20 I had Charter Cables HD package and I have noticed Charters HD looks far more sharper than D*s.
Yes, they do. It infuriates video purists and simply annoys some of us. Others don't notice at all. Hopefully when the new sats are launched it will be a thing of the past.

Frankly I find watching the sports channels in highly overcompressed SD more of a PITA than HD-Lite...but I don't like having to deal with either (even though I understand the technical reasons for D* doing it).
 
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