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I currently have a dish 625 DVR receiver and just got a 46 inch Sony LCD 1080, 120 mhz. Anyway, if I upgrade to the VIP622, connecting with an HDMI cable, will I get a better picture without subscribing to the HD channels through Dish? Bear with me, I'm a newbie.
 

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I seriously doubt you will see any difference in picture quality. After all, SD is SD, no matter what receiver you have. I noticed no change when I upgraded my 501 receiver to the Vip622.

Also, you will have to pay an "HD Enabling" fee to have an HD receiver without an HD package(currently $7.00, changing to $5.00 in Feb).

I would just add the $10.00 HD package and be done with it.
 

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I seriously doubt you will see any difference in picture quality. After all, SD is SD, no matter what receiver you have.

Some receivers upconvert better than others.
 

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Some receivers upconvert better than others.

Satellite or cable STB's? Examples?

This is a thread about "Dish".
 

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Satellite or cable STB's? Examples?

This is a thread about "Dish".

I was referring to Nick's statement: "After all, SD is SD, no matter what receiver you have." That is an untrue statement.

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Why would you use a 46 inch Sony LCD 1080, 120 mhz with a standard definition signal. Subscribe to the HD channels and enjoy your new TV. If you are not going to subscribe to HD why not use a cheaper TV??
 

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HDMI Guy has a point. Pay the extra money and get the HD channels. Your TV will then shine and then you can wonder like the rest of us when all channels will be HD.


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HDMI Guy has a point. Pay the extra money and get the HD channels. Your TV will then shine and then you can wonder like the rest of us when all channels will be HD.


Jeff

You know what else I wonder. I wonder when certain channels like E!, ABC Family, and Disney Channel will start showing real HD instead of just upconverting SD content and passing it off as HD.
 

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Some receivers upconvert better than others.

I have never seen a receiver that upconverted SD to picture quality even approaching HD.
 

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I have never seen a receiver that upconverted SD to picture quality even approaching HD.

Oh no, that's not what I meant. But some receivers will make SD channels look fuzzy because they're upconverted poorly.
 

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Originally Posted by xraffle /forum/post/15499026


I was referring to Nick's statement: "After all, SD is SD, no matter what receiver you have." That is an untrue statement.

I would disagree somewhat.

It depends on the STB and how it's setup.

How good is the signal feed (S/N ratio, levels, etc.)

The make/model/type of TV accepting the signal(s).

Cables and distances.

User setup/cablibration of the gear.

And... many other variables....


The bottom line is that SD is SD and you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear. Poor deinterlacing or upscaling is not always STB dependant.
 

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I went ahead and got the VIP 622 and the base HD package. I'm looking forward to getting the receiver. Thanks for the input.
 
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