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I have used the search function and read through the threads comparing these 2 threads, but they seem to disagree with what I am seeing. Unfortunately, The only times I have ever seen Expressvu has been on small televisions, 25" and less. I have seen StarChoice on 61" progressive displays. When watching StarChoice I see many strange motion artifacts that I would assume come from compression. I don't see these same types of artifacts on analog cable, or Expressvu. Is the difference I am seeing due to the large difference in image size, and SC is better as many old threads imply, or has SC started compressing more?


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Is the difference I am seeing due to the large difference in image size


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Yes it is digital compression that you are seeing on the 61". To see the difference that compression makes, checkout the 4DTV compression levels (6mghz/signal) found on TSN and Sportsnet on SC versus the PQ on the Canadian locals (3 mghz/service).


For transponder loadings of various DTH/DBS services checkout the "digital services" links on www.lyngsat.com
 

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The question still remains. Which of the two services offers on average a higher picture quality today.


Southern Spy,


Thank you for the confirmation about what I am seeing and the link.



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I have ExpressVu and when the picture is viewed on a 65" monitor, the picture is terrible. Compression is very, very noticable. On a 19" tv it looks okay.


The threads on the Canadian forum at kusat.com show a love/hate relationship. Both sides have their supporters and nobody is going to convice them otherwise.


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I have ExpressVu and when the picture is viewed on a 65" monitor, the picture is terrible
I have a 35" Mitsu TV.....On many StarChoice channels, IMO the picture quality is jaw dropping via a S-Video connexion....


..... As I type, the "Party at the Palace" concert is on CBC....very sweet PQ.


I also have been very impressed with the PQ of the World Cup on CBC & TSN.....the ESPN highlights seem dull by comparison.


Since StarChoice moved to the big one....world's most powerful commercial sat....Anik F1 we have had almost zero rainfade and a much improved picture (IMO lot's of tweaking have been going on at StarChoice!) :cool:
 
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