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Old 06-27-2007, 06:30 AM   #20  
Wii 480p looks good to me

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Originally Posted by drdumont View Post
Were they distributing on coax you would be spot on. However, comma, one of the main selling points for FiOS when I put it in was that very point.
No. I meant EXACTLY what I said previously. You still have to use compression. Either MPEG2 or MPEG4 or some other lossy codec.

An uncompressed movie requires somewhere around 1000 gigabytes (~40 HD-DVDs), and 1,400 megahertz bandwidth. NO technology can do that.*
Originally Posted by drdumont View Post
The point of my remarks has always been that unlike others, the FiOS system does not compress or alter the incoming signal.
True. You did originally say, "The feeds are not compressed between their arrival at Verizon's head end and their arrival at my TV."

* (Actually it is possible to carry uncompressed video, but you'd only be able to carry ONE channel to each home, not hundreds.)

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