How is DTV's PQ?

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How is DTV PQ on SD/HD channels on the H20 and HR20 compared to Dish 211 and 622?
I want to get the best picture out of the two..im still comparing..i am leaving charter communications because they are killing me..their quality is horrid.
 
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Best bet is to get to a friends house and look at them for yourself in as similar a setup as you will have. Other than that you will get about a 50/50 split here that isnt going to help you decide and they really are 99.9% exactly the same.
 
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Agree with the look for your self approach. Also, if you can, wait until after D* gets the 1st of their two new sat up this spring/summer and then take a look. If you go with E* and they can't match D*'s offering or PQ on the new sats with MPEG4 you might not be a happy camper.
 
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So pretty much DTV with the new sats will be better and PQ will be better too>? Also that means more bandwidth which causes better PQ than Dish Network?
And that means more channels too?
 
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So pretty much DTV with the new sats will be better and PQ will be better too>? Also that means more bandwidth which causes better PQ than Dish Network?
And that means more channels too?

Theoretically, and we D* subs sure hope so, but only time will tell.
 
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But i heard its an upfront fee for the DTV receiver..correct? 99$? for the new HR20? or is it 199$?
 
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I have both dish and directv-In my theater I have both the 622 and H20 via hdmi through a DVDO 4x1 switch to a Sony Pearl. I see absolutely NO difference whatsoever between the two on a 133" Draper screen-both look great to me.:)
 
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I have both dish and directv-In my theater I have both the 622 and H20 via hdmi through a DVDO 4x1 switch to a Sony Pearl. I see absolutely NO difference whatsoever between the two on a 133" Draper screen-both look great to me.:)


OMG, my son you have commited the cardnial sin, saying D* looks as good as E*. You better get ready for the folks that recommend that you get your eyes checked ASAP since you are blind as a bat. ;)
 
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How is DTV PQ on SD/HD channels on the H20 and HR20 compared to Dish 211 and 622?
I want to get the best picture out of the two..im still comparing..i am leaving charter communications because they are killing me..their quality is horrid.


The short, concise answer is that it depends upon who you ask.

Both D* and E* have their die hard advocates.

A lot depends upon the set up that you are looking at. If both D* and E* dishes are perfectly aligned, cables/switches are all good, etc, etc, displays are set up for optimum picture quality--they'd probably both be better than your local Charter.

Right now, E* seems to have the edge on HD offerings with their Voom channels. D* has a huge edge on pro football with their NFLST.

By late fall of 2007, D* is supposed to have two new satellites up and many more HD channels. Time will tell.

Good luck in choosing!
 
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