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Of the Top 3 Pay Providers Who Uses the LEAST Compression?

I went to My Uncle's house today who has DirecTV with an (LG) Television.

I Have Comcast With a (Sony) Television.

So my Question is:

Does the DirecTV HD Look Worse because
of the LG low Quality Television.
(OR)
Is it that DirecTV Uses More Compression than Comcast???

Could it be a TAD of Both???
Lower end Television and compression???

In my Area I think Comcast (HD)
Looks BETTER;
Than DirecTV (HD)


Lastly; Between ALL The TOP 3 Pay Providers???
Who uses the least compression
Comcast; DirecTV; or Dish Network?
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Your uncle you say, that tells me he is old and may be a lot older then you. Lots of older people sometimes buy a new TV and just hook it to what ever they have at home with out going to the expense of upgrading the service. That my be what is happing here. As for compression if you want the best cut your cable and go off air for free. One more point is there is no reason to use all the caps and colors in your post. If you want to get into debates on picture try another forum like HiDef forum or DBSTalk.com. plus there are a few threads on this one that also get into that.
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Lastly; Between ALL The TOP 3 Pay Providers???
Who uses the least compression
Comcast; DirecTV; or Dish Network?

Who Uses the Least Compression of the Pay Providers???
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I don't know, but I'd like to see a little more compression on those fonts.
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I don't know, but I'd like to see a little more compression on those fonts.

annoying as farkall.

Quit failing to flip the switch
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This can't be good having the forum populated by kittle kid yelling mine is bigger, better or is that faster then yours. Look up kittle for a good laugh.
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I don't see much of a future for this thread but....

1) Amount of compression isn't the only factor: the type of compression also plays a role. In other words, MPEG2 video can look worse at higher bit rates than MPEG4 at lower rates. What you want to know is "how does it look".
2) Home equipment can be sketchy when it comes to comparisons. In this case, there's obviously something wrong with your uncle's setup if it looks worse than Comcast. In some markets it may not look better, but DirecTV is among the best right now for image quality, trumped only by FIOS. Therefore, at worst, it should look identical or slightly better.

So, the question isn't "who uses the least compression" - it's "who looks the best".
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