Originally Posted by FOXPhotog
Huh?!? Satellite delievers the closest to native resolution available today, short of Blu-Ray, HD-DVD or OTA. Satellite may be many things, but highly compressed ain't one of 'em. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Hmmm...I was comparing Dish to Comcast side by side and Comcast was doing HD better but had fewer channels but did have OnDemand.
Cancelled Comcast in favor of FiOS and Dish anyway because there was a couple must have international channels not on Comcast (or FiOS TV) for the wife and...well...I wanted fiber to the house.
Here are some numbers from AVS as measured between cable, E* and D* (D* = DirectTV E* = Dish).
Robots HD cable:
File Size Processed: 7.09 GB, Play Time: 01h:30m:42s
1920 x 1080, 29.97 fps (24.93 fps Telecine), 25.00 Mbps (10.46 Mbps Average).
Average Video Quality: 51.23 KB/Frame, 0.20 Bits/Pixel.
File Size Processed: 6.73 GB, Play Time: 01h:30m:00s
1920 x 1080, 29.97 fps (24.89 fps Telecine), 18.00 Mbps (10.02 Mbps Average).
Average Video Quality: 49.16 KB/Frame, 0.19 Bits/Pixel.
File Size Processed: 6.10 GB, Play Time: 01h:29m:57s
1280 x 1088, 29.97 fps (24.68 fps Telecine), 65.00 Mbps (9.02 Mbps Average).
Average Video Quality: 44.60 KB/Frame, 0.26 Bits/Pixel.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=301