My parents have Dish, and a 45" Digital HD tv, today I went down and hooked it up so they could bet the locals off air, I think they where impressed by the quality difference, I know I was, I knew they had a bad picture quality but to see it side by side WOW, I can't believe people pay for that, and I can't believe it hurt C Band as badly as it has, I have been nothing but happy with 4Dtv and C Band with just a couple of exceptions, the biggest being that if you want to watch two different programs in different rooms at the same time you have to pay double, that is the biggest drawback, but I still love it.Perhaps that's why my locals look so much better Thur the antenna then the 77 sat.
Well glad we still have one channel left on C3.
I'll be honest I don't see what the big deal is for HD, I have an HD TV, and a blue ray player, Dolby HD Digital rocks, but the picture is not what I thought it would be.
I will also be surprized if there are any movie channels left in 5 years, Netflix and Red Box have got to be hurting them big time, I can't imagine paying what they want for the privlidge of watching the same movie 50 times, when I can go to Red Box, pay $1.00 and get a relativly new release, and never watch the same movie more then once...unless it is a good one!!
NetFlix, and Amazon.com both have a set up so that you can download right to your TV, if I knew how to do that
I wouldn't blame it on the 4Dtv, I think these companies are feeling the pain and cutting where they can.
Most quality Hi Def (Blu ray, broadcast master) IMHO is more or less what I have watched in the past on a good analog master on my bud.
Agreed and watching SD on an HD screen is probably the WORST way to watch TV.
I remember when the first plasma and LCD sets came out. I was working at a consumer electronics store at the time. There was only 2-3 channels of HD available on Bell and nothing on cable at all in our area. So many people were upset when they got their gorgeous new set home only to find out that it looked like absolute crap with their analog cable or SD satellite signal. To some degree things are still a bit like that IMO. The majority of folks only wanting a large quantity of channels and don't give much thought about quality.
I was just thinking this same thing, I just got anew HD tv, 55" I replaced a 65" Mitsubishi HD with it, I get great results from my 4Dtv, my DVB box, and cable once I scaned in the digital piggy backed channels as I said earlier I just hooked up an of air antenna to my parents HD tv, it is amazing how much difference there is between the digital channels off air to Dish channels, anyway now that ICe has gone Pizza don't want to be to hard on itYou can watch SD with very good results on a HD screen. It depends on your source material, and the scaler in your tv. My AQUOS looks absolutely beautiful on SD even in smart stretch mode, as long as I feed it an outstanding source. The sources I feed is either a 1st generation master feed from my 4DTV (via s video 480i), a 1st generation master feed from my Visionsat (via component 480i) or a excellent DVD (via component at 480p)
Now hooking up a HDTV to SD pizza or digital cable will look pretty sad. You have to watch there HD to get any satisfaction. On a good day there HD lite approaches the quality of a good SD source.