Originally Posted by estasi
#1 the HD Lite has nothing to do with the zoom stretch stuff. That stuff is boradcast from the channel and had ntohing to do with directv what-so-ever. When those same channels have a show that is recorded in HD playing there will be no zoom stretch issue.
#2 The HD channels that are actually showing HD content look amazing compared to the HD lite channels. I'd suggest buying a new tv if you cant see the difference.
How does your response negate his impression. If most
of the "new HD channels" that they are broadcasting are upscaled/stretched SD, then the channels may be mostly
unimpressive. That doesn't mean the service
is unimpressive, just the content that is available right now. FWIW, just about everybody, since the launch of TNT-HD, has denigrated it as a poor excuse for HD (A&E is even poorer) due to its incredibly low bit-rate and really awful upscaling/stretching. General impressions are that many of these "HD channels" are doing the same thing for the time being (which isn't that big of a surprise).
Also, not good to antagonize the "old farts" with noobish suggestions like "get a new TV if you can't tell the difference."