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Originally Posted by ascl /forum/post/12923423
Blue Ray and HD-DVD both use compression... saying they are "uncompressed" is not accurate (uncompressed video is massive).
Of course your point is still valid in that the level of compression is likely to be (much) higher via satalite, and you should see significantly less compression artifacts from BR or HDDVD.
EDIT: Wikipedia if you are interested:
Originally Posted by sharpjunkie /forum/post/12924540
maybe you were a little quick to try and correct me rather than read what I said. I never said anything about blu ray or hddvd not being a compressed format. I said that bd and hddvd players send an uncompressed 1080p signal from the player to the tv where television is sending a compressed hd signal to the tv. So on paper a next gen player should allready be wining over broadcast hd. As far a verizion fios, dont have it in my area and have never seen it live so someone with fios should cluck in and explain their view.