Originally Posted by Kaiahua
howzit redsandvb... i like your sig.... which one did you choose, or you still ont he fence. i was thinking the blu-ray but thinking about just waiting. couple prediction sites i went to have said by mid 2008 its gonna be runaway for one or the other probably bluray and by Q4 2008 there will only be one......but as we all know its wishful thinking
also its good to know that i ain't the only one with compressed HD. i'm up in the nuuanu area. i hope that they increase the quality cuz D*TV sadly only has programin on east coast timing for a lot of programs and channels so woudl have to use the DVR heavily to have something to watch after 10pm... so oceanic kinda has the best to offer to me right now.
Still on the fence. Don't want to spend money on 2 players. 'Till Paramount and Dreamworks went HD exclusive, thought there was a chance the war would end sooner rather than later...Maybe if Warner dumps HD...who knows. If the Samsung BD-UP5000 were a couple hundred bucks cheaper and worked like it's supposed to I'd think about getting it.
I think Oceanic's HD is the way it is because of this:
To those of you that have talked about the PQ of the three new HD channels that are on in a free view tell the end of the month, I can tell you why you see a difference between them and INHD and INHD2. OTWC like other MSO's has a bandwidth problem (we don't have room to add more channels) yet we have to add more new channels (per TWC). To do this we are starting to use a "statmux" ( statistical multiplexer). The "statmux" allows use to put three HD channels on one 6MHz "channel" instead of 2. The down side as some of you can see is a minor loss of PQ on these channels. But I ask you which would you rather have two new HD channels that look great or three new HD channels that almost look great?
That's from post #287 in this thread, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...26#post3578726
More info on that in post #1164, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...58#post6646958