Originally Posted by richard korsgren
ricky picky: And some of the SD channels (National Geo, live news, and many others give me a fine picture from Directv displayed on a plasma. Of course, if the source is weak, then, the resulting image on the screen is the same. And, I personally believe there are some great HD programs from Directv. The WOW factor is still there for me! Stunning is Sunrise Earth everytime I watch it.
How long have you had DirecTV? As stunning as Sunrise Earth is now, about 1 1/2 years ago, it was much
better. Same for HdNet (Bikini Destinations, as good as it looks today on DirecTV, was much
better back then). There is no doubt that the PQ on DirecTV's HD channels looks very good (especially when compared with SD) - it's just not as good as it has been in the past - viewing the same
programming. I get my locals OTA, and CBS OTA looks much better than the HD Sunday Ticket games on DirecTV.
There are numerous threads in the HDTV Programming Forum that contain bitrate/resolution issues with DirecTVs HD. Do a search for hdlite.
And believe it or not, I am not a DirecTV basher. I am an eight year subscriber that has thrown a lot of money in their direction. I don't care how many HD channels they offer, just give me a few at full