As far as I can tell its not any better.
Recently I went in for a job interview at ESPN and one of the guys who I talked to who has D* agreed with me that the ESPNHD feeds have much to be desired.
If (God Willing) I get a job there, I will try and see if I can learn more about the HD "issues" they have.
On a random note, did you know that employees at ESPN have HDTVs...
On their DESKS?
Lets hope you get the job there and fix the feed for both Direct and Dish. ESPN hd on Dish looks like crap!!