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SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 16, 2007
Northern Illinois
Is there a way to tell from the menu whether a PPV movie is in High-Def, 5.1 Surround, and Widescreen mode?

I have not tried a PPV as yet because I fear not getting the same video/audio quality that I can get with a DVD rental.
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SatelliteGuys Master
Nov 5, 2006
Northern California
PPV's are not as good quality as renting the disks.

SD PPV's are never anamorphic, so if they are widescreen, then they are letterboxed, and thus the resolution is not as good as anamorphic DVD.

HD disks have much more bandwidth and resolution than HD-PPVs, so the quality is significantly better.

The point of PPV's is the convenience.

PS The Guide Info should say "HD" and/or "DD" and/or "Letterbox" which corresponds to your 3 concerns (There is no way to tell the difference between DD 2.0 and DD 5.1, but Dish generally gives you whatever they get from the studio.)
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