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tsbruce

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I heard that Voom recently changed compression sceems. Has this affected their HD picture quality? How does Voom HD compare to dish or Directv HD. :what
 

Sean Mota

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tsbruce said:
I heard that Voom recently changed compression sceems. Has this affected their HD picture quality? How does Voom HD compare to dish or Directv HD. :what

No change in compression schemes. As you may have noted there are plenty of threads dealing with this issue. I do not have D* but I have E*. I have done several tests on common channels to both E* and V* recently and the picture to me looks the same.
 

Ken F

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tscall,

The director intended 28 days to be like that -- like grainy news coverage. It was low res, grainy in the theater as well.
 

vanman44

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I've been unable to receive channels 101 thru 122 on Voom using "native" mode. I had to change to 1080i to see it. Anybody know why?
 

Ken F

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vanman,

Some of those channels are temporarily in 720p. If your set can't accept a 720p signal, then obviously native mode won't work for those channels.
 

ChetK

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tscallions,

28 Days Later was shot using a bu++load of Canon XL-1s cameras. These are prosumer camera's. They're only about $3,000 now. Basically, they're not even high-def camera's. Just mini-DV NTSC 720x480 cameras. Don't get me wrong, these are nice cameras, but not for film res stuff.

I should know, I shot my short film with an XL-1.
 

tscallions

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Hey, you know it's kool and the gang. I don't want to f**k ya s**t up, it's just that I own the DVD and I thought the PQ was better on the DVD that what was shown on HBO saturday night. I'm not all bent out of shape about it. Just my thoughts.
 

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