Question on DirectTV picture quality

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purvis

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Over on Dish side of the boards, it is exclaimed by many that Directtv has a very "soft" picture quality in SD and in HD. Even below that of Dish which does not have the greatest picture quality itself.

Is this true??? I realize that with bandwidth constrants that both sides have to compress as much as possible. But, at some point there has to be a limit to it.

What about those with the Mpeg4 locals? How is the HD picture quality with these units for the locals in HD:confused:
 
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I have actually noticed an improvement in some of the more popular SD channels in the last few weeks (FX, TBS, TNT, USA, Comedy Central). It has fluctuated with some days a vast improvement, other days just a noticeable improvement; but an improvement overall.

I can't speak for the local MPEG-4 or other HD channels. I cancelled the HD pack several months ago because the quality of the picture and repetitive programming made me simply unable watch them anymore.
 
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The pQ of Directv's HD channels is the worst you can possibly get via any service. Many of the mpeg2 HD recordings I have from Directv are pathetically small in file size :(. I think Bikini Destinations Puetro Vallarta on HDnet was only 2.9 GB
 
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