Former MPEG2 HD channels are almost Blu-Ray like in MPEG4

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smooth28la

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HBO-E (300), Sho-E, HDNet, HDNet-Movies and Discovery HD are currently using the same bandwidth it had when they were MPEG2. I have to say the HD picture quality looks especially amazing on HDNet. The trailer show's movie clips look almost Blu-Ray like!

I'm DVR-ing shows from these channels as much as I can before the picture quality/bandwidth gets reduced.

Anyone else doing the same?
 
digiblur

digiblur

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Jun 8, 2005
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Yep, they are using the same bandwidth as before since the TMP channels are not using much bandwidth. I've seen some of them hitting around 10-12 megabits at times. I guess you could say that is around 24 megabits at MPEG2. Except Blu-Ray is 1920x1080p and this is 1440x1080i.
 
kenny9966

kenny9966

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May 6, 2004
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even using the same amount of bandwidth to the naked eye i really dont think u can see the difference unless u are using some OMG 50 in+ tv screen. I may be wrong though. I am def liking my new HD and yes HBO looks and sounds amazing right now.
 
osu1991

osu1991

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Sep 4, 2004
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I wasn't sure if it was the new 60in Mitsubishi I got last week to replace a 50in or just the switch to mpeg 4, because a lot of the channels look better now. This tv probably does a better job than the 4 year old one it replaced.
 
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BuddyBoy

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Dish HD PQ is improved, but I just started playing what happened to be in my PS3 at the moment (Blade Runner - only rated tier 2 PQ in the Blu Ray PQ thread on AVSForum, with tier 0 being the best) and there is no comparison. Maybe on a small TV at a distance you might think they're comparable, but they're still far apart on my TV.
 

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