Originally Posted by dj7675
Thanks for the info. Now I just need to decide on whether that is good enough to archive.....Will we ever see full resolution hd on dish in the future?
Like I said, there's no hard data on D*'s MPEG4 channels. They look much better than the MPEG2 stuff. In short, they look pretty much like the HD channels did before they started downrezzing and bitstarving. I would say we won't have to wait much longer before the entire HD lineup on D* transitions to the format.
You'll never see C-Band quality from any multi-channel provider, especially with home video formats like Blu-Ray as an option. Simply put, second-hand viewing (D*,E*, cable) is never as good as viewing the source (C-Band).