Originally Posted by meet
I am thinking about getting dish hd locals but am afraid of a drop in picture quality from antenna .I know I have asked this before ,but I just feel there must be some drop with the compression factor.I hate to give up the antenna with its pristine clarity but I must. How much of a difference will a picky eye see?Thanks for any info
Same here. I get really good reception here with an antenna on the roof and within visual line of sight 4 miles to the broadcast antenna farm. With Dish I'd needd to move my one dish from 61.5 to 77 as well and that is just a chore to gain nothing, maybe lose a little quality.
On the technical side, it is guaranteed you lose something with taking what they broadcast direct ans uplink then downlink convert to MP4 and then send it to you. All that transmission by Dish has to lose something but the real question is whether your monitor will display the difference. That only you can determine. Besides, the 722K can be outfitted with two OTA tuners in an add-on module so My option would be to go with that first.
How you been? I just got off the phone with a CSR at Dish today and she explained that with Dish you can lease two HD DVR's but the 3rd and more must be ownd by you. Make sure you include that restriction in your cost analysis. As a new customer, you may be able to get a deal, however. Just tell them you are jumping ship from D*.
I can tell you the VIP DVR's are superior in features from the D* units. Especially the 922 that is coming out soon which will have both a slingbox built in and a web browser you can run in a PIP sidebyside to the channel screen.