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Started by Gregg Lengling, Saturday Mar 13, 2010, 05:46:16 AM
Quote from: Gregg Lengling;55181TWC is history and decided on Dish and couldn't be happier....no more crummy compression artifacts on HD, the picture is loads better, I forgot how good HD can be I guess I just got used to what TWC was feeding me. Especially apparent on my 65" Sharp LCD....feels like my first HDTV all over again.....back to the days of the old RCA ....
Quote from: gparris;55196I have TWC and it is a love and hate relationship; I had Directv 1997-2003.-Love that TWC locally has added so many more HD channels than ever before and keep adding them - hate the SDV when it malfunctions.:mad:-Love the new channel numbering they have now - hate the DVRs, especially the 8300HDC I had to get when one of my DVRs died and needed replacing.:bang:Right now I have a special pricing with TWC since I moved and it seems okay for now, but if the SDV keeps up with the pixelating on SyfyHD and others, it will be its very downfall, along with its crappy DVRs.
Quote from: nwerner;55199Tell me more about SDV. I was under the impression that it is supposed to help with a better picture but am now hearing about pixelation. Is that a problem on other channels? The reason I ask is because if I ever were to switch from D* I'd have to go back to TWC and if there are any problems with the new satellite preventing new HD channels that switch might come sooner rather than later for this guy.
Quote from: nwerner;55201Thanks for your help. I really don't want to leave Directv as I think that they have the best HD picture quality of all the major providers. I am just sick of waiting for ESPNU, Travel, BBCA, and PBS HD. Luckily, they have NFL network
Quote from: basshive;55205I think it would be wise to wait 2 months as most of these channels should be lit up with the new sat, and hopefully more premiums!
Quote from: gparris;55196I have TWC and it is a love and hate relationship; I had Directv 1997-2003.-Love that TWC locally has added so many more HD channels than ever before and keep adding them - hate the SDV when it malfunctions.:mad:-Love the new channel numbering they have now - hate the DVRs, especially the 8300HDC I had to get when one of my DVRs died and needed replacing.:bang:Right now I have a special pricing with TWC since I moved and it seems okay for now, but if the SDV keeps up with the pixelating on SyfyHD and others, it will be its very downfall, along with its crappy DVRs.If Directv comes up with another DVR with Tivo in it, adds many more HD channels like BBCAHD (Dish has it) with its new satellite up (whenever those channels are to be actually added), I could be persuaded to go back to them, now that they use that single wire arrangement for 2 channel recordings. -Directv has 5 HD locals, which means for me that my bitch about them missing the 5 HD locals I watch is over vs. Dishnetwork, which still requires an antenna to get the other 2, which is not a good thing, at least for me. So for me, it would definitely be Directv in the future, but not now.-Hope your decision to go with Dishnetwork is a happy one, Gregg!
Quote from: ArgMeMatey;55204If I understand how this works, TW is probably stuck between a rock and a hard place. They are still throwing away a lot of bandwidth on analog. SDV, besides technical issues, probably has trouble at peak times. They have to gauge the statistics that tell them the difference between average diversity, peak diversity, and saying "oops, we don't have enough bandwidth right now to give you that channel". I am sure they would love to get rid of analog, but I am also sure that even among their digital subscribers, many or most use analog for their "additional" TVs. This still gives TW an edge over UVerse and satellite.
Quote from: gparris;55200SDV is switched digital video, making all bandwidth work for all HD channels in your local node, so all channels do not go to every sub, only when you switch a channel, so bandwidth is preserved and you get full capacity.TWC may be trying to accomplish this up to a point, creating the ability to add the many HD channels it has, but it has not maintained the HD quality, especially during fast moving scenes on its HD channels from my experience.I watched SyFyHD on Dish and Directv and saw no pixelation, only on TWC.Keep your Directv if you can, maybe more HD channels and a better DVR will happen, thanks for asking.:wave:
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