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SD channels PQ better

mistermegabyte
09-27-2007, 09:55 AM
Has anyone noticed that the SD channels are looking a bit better after the new HD channels went online? I have noticed that some of the SD channels looked better. Could this be because more bandwidth was freed up on the old satellite(s)? I'm definitely not complaining!!!:)

reds1963
09-27-2007, 10:05 AM
here i thought it was me , i noticed the same thing in the 600's last night.
i figured it must been my lucky night...hehehehe

tumbleweed
09-27-2007, 10:11 AM
Has anyone noticed that the SD channels are looking a bit better after the new HD channels went online? I have noticed that some of the SD channels looked better. Could this be because more bandwidth was freed up on the old satellite(s)? I'm definitely not complaining!!!:)

Yes, and like varmit I thought it was just me or my HDTV set. Some of the stuff on the Science Fiction Channel has been unwatchable lately but it looked a lot better yesterday.

scola77
09-27-2007, 10:11 AM
Has anyone noticed that the SD channels are looking a bit better after the new HD channels went online? I have noticed that some of the SD channels looked better. Could this be because more bandwidth was freed up on the old satellite(s)? I'm definitely not complaining!!!:)

What bandwidth did they free up? All the old HD channels are still being broadcasted MPEG2, right?

Anyway, I do agree the PQ looks marginally better.

mystic7
09-27-2007, 10:52 AM
I thought some channels looked worse, especially after watching HD all day, but Ghost Hunters did look a lot clearer and more colorful last night, although I remember the last few seasons being letterboxed. Last night it was 16:9 (in stretch mode, of course).

mistermegabyte
09-27-2007, 10:57 AM
I agree, Ghost Hunters looked awesome for a SD show. I'm kind of an HD snob, but will still watch some of my favorite SD shows in stretch mode (Ghost Hunters being one of them). I just switched from Comcast and Directv is awesome!

wsniper1
09-27-2007, 12:33 PM
Lord I hope the Sunday ticket SD games look a lot better, they suck pretty bad on my plasma!

tec319
09-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Lord I hope the Sunday ticket SD games look a lot better, they suck pretty bad on my plasma!
You mean you don't like watching football with your swimming googles on? I think the price of the SF is well worth it.

mystic7
09-27-2007, 01:15 PM
I agree, Ghost Hunters looked awesome for a SD show. I'm kind of an HD snob, but will still watch some of my favorite SD shows in stretch mode (Ghost Hunters being one of them). I just switched from Comcast and Directv is awesome!

I wonder if they shoot in HD, since Sci-Fi Channel will be in HD soon.