|Originally posted by high defilicious
I just called D* and asked a customer service rep why some D* customers are so hypersensitive when it comes to HD. She replied with, "lack of sunlight."
yeah man when in doubt ask a D* rep they know everything. I'm sure spending a ton of money to have a great home theatre, get shot down because your provider decides to send you ED now is hilarious.
Darin, you are so pro D* I can never take what you say as a "level headed" outlook on HD. Hey if D* offered great HD and good financial options for owning HD Tivo.. I'd be on the D* side in a heartbeat, and who knows maybe mid 2005 that will be the case. You seem totally closed to E* or V* no matter what they do. I think V*'s compression goes from 12-16 mbps and the average is like 14? At least that's what's been posted at the SatGuys forum. I think that isn't as good as I want it to be, and I complain about it all the time
... but D* has reduced resolution and the bitrate is not "equal to Voom" is false, try "substantially worse than PBS HD" or "Right on par with Echostar, they also slap 3 HD channels per transponder".