As soon as the SD TVs everyone currently owns quit working. I noticed last month when I was buying a new TV for my Living room that Neither BestBuy, Walmart, Sams or Sears even sell SD TVs any more. In fact if you want one go to Craigs list you can find many 20" tvs in good shape for $20 and if you want a 36" that would have cost over $500 new just a couple years back you can find them daily for $50 and I have even seen some for free. I new they were loosing favor but I really did not know they were gone. What is frustrating about Dish Network is that they should have seen this coming and had a way to get HD out of the second out put of the HD DVRs long before now
The problem here is that the chipsets don't support multiple HD outputs. While some are happy to run 10meter or better HDMI cables, this is not a practical expectation.What is frustrating about Dish Network is that they should have seen this coming and had a way to get HD out of the second out put of the HD DVRs long before now
The problem here is the crybabies with their <26" direct view (or any size projection CRT) 4:3 TVs screaming bloody murder because everything is letterboxed (or worse yet in the case of 4:3 programming, vignetted).No... you can downconvert HD to SD with ease.
I know on eastern arc dish 1000.4 setup I can see the sd channels that have hd counterparts, are nothing more than down converts of the same hd channel. I tested it last night and BBC America was showing the same exact show simultaneously on the hd channel as on the sd channel. I used pip on my 722k and there was no lag time at all . I tested this on the rest of the hd channels and sd channels and they were all the same. So there is no duplication of sd channels , like on western arc , using the eastern arc. I don't know if this means that Eastern arc isn't using as much bandwidth as western arc , but I am betting it does.
When people stop realize that stretching SD content on an HD TV is not the same as actually watching an HD program on that same TV
Don't know why Dish still leases and gives new subscribers MPEG-2 receivers like the 311, 512 and 625 since they are already obsolete.
That is not the point as Dish even said that they they will be turning off MPEG-2 soon on the western arc. The eastern arc is already all MPEG-4. Even if they are watching on there SDTV's they still should have MPEG-4 receivers.
It is also possible that what you noticed is a result of the channels on Eastern Arc using the same MPEG4 encoder. They shjould take the same amount of time to reencode the feed that Dish gets in HD and SD. Also, "The List" on this site shows that there are separate uplinked channels for BBCA in HD and SD on the 72.7W satellite. I think it is just a product of the MPEG4 encoders used by Dish.