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Old 03-02-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Which is better? I know neither is 4k Blu-Ray quality, but which one provides the best picture quality with regular HD programming when displayed on a new 75" Sony 4k HDR TV?

I am so disappointed in broadcast TV quality, after seeing 4k Blu-Rays.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I would think that both would be the same. And btw- neither is full 1920x1080 HD You are receiving compressed 1440x1080 [from channels that are supplying a 1080 signal] And, both still have many 480 SD channels.
1920x1080 is available from local prime channels transmitting OTA 1080, Some prime channels are only 720. All sub-channels are 480
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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at the moment nothing is broadcasting in 4k OTA or on sat. What i mean by broadcasting, the media is not coming from 4k, its compress to upscale to 4k. I remember right, dTV was doing 4k on a few channels, but havent heard much else. netflix is doing the same, upscaling the HD to 4k to a few shows.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I am asking about the regular HD programming, but displaying on a 4k TV. Is DirecTV better than DISH?
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And you post was answered in the first reply: there is no difference.
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:22 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I am now running DirecTV, along with DISH and find DirecTV is looking much clearer/sharper on our Sonys.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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The specs/capabilities for both are the same. Generally speaking they max out at 1080i with a few exceptions. What affects picture quality is a function of the receiver. Both Dish and DirectTV offer different models of receivers with varying picture quality. The newer the equipment, the better the quality. I was stuck with a old model receiver (DVR) when I had Dish but the newer models in my other rooms definitely had a better picture.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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The specs/capabilities for both are the same. Generally speaking they max out at 1080i with a few exceptions. What affects picture quality is a function of the receiver. Both Dish and DirectTV offer different models of receivers with varying picture quality. The newer the equipment, the better the quality. I was stuck with a old model receiver (DVR) when I had Dish but the newer models in my other rooms definitely had a better picture.
I got the HR54-700 Genie with 4k Genie Minis. Makes a huge difference for sure. Glad I tried all the services available, to know for sure.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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I got the HR54-700 Genie with 4k Genie Minis. Makes a huge difference for sure. Glad I tried all the services available, to know for sure.
i see DTV added some 4k channels.. limited but a few..
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