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Old 08-02-2007, 01:23 PM   #18
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Default Re: Comcast vs DirectTV vs. Dishnetwork

Originally Posted by MACH1 View Post
Yep right now Direct has some HD lite, But they launched a new sat. last month and launching another in Dec. The new sat. thats up right now is in the final testing and should be good to go in sept. where all the new hd channels will be so there will no longer be a bandwidth issue. They will be switching to MPEG-4.

MPEG-4 is a newer encoding used currently on local HD channels & for the future HD channels.
It doesn't have anything to do with other channels.
The "goal" is to not have to compress the signal as they are doing now.

I'll believe it when I see it! I did hear about the new birds. I also know you have to make sure you get the little cable converter to be able to pass the new MPEG4 signal. I have two on order.

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