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Jmartz

join:2000-07-20
Tenafly, NJ
reply to kickass69

Re: Sandy Relief Concert & HD quality

A lot of SD channels are in 16x9 already. So if CV eliminated SD ESPN it would save bandwidth. They could down rez the channel in house for the SD boxes.

TheWiseGuy
Dog And Butterfly
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join:2002-07-04
East Stroudsburg, PA
kudos:3
said by Jmartz:

A lot of SD channels are in 16x9 already. So if CV eliminated SD ESPN it would save bandwidth. They could down rez the channel in house for the SD boxes.

To save Bandwidth from the headend to the box, which is the important bandwidth, you would need to res the channel at the box. Do the SD boxes have the ability to take a 16X9 picture and change the resolution?
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kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
That's never been an option either in the SARA guide or the current Onyx guide.


ilsno

@optonline.net
reply to Jmartz
Didnt all the SD channels get eliminated ? On my system ESPN is in HD only.

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
kudos:3
You can't tune to them on an HD box, but the channels are still dedicated frequencies for those with SD boxes, who will get the SD versions.


Jmartz

join:2000-07-20
Tenafly, NJ
said by frdrizzt:

You can't tune to them on an HD box, but the channels are still dedicated frequencies for those with SD boxes, who will get the SD versions.

That's what they should eliminate. ESPN-HD and ESPN-SD are the same thing. People with tube TV's and an SD box are getting ESPN in 16x9 which is the HD feed just put into SD with bars on the top and bottom. -- A lot of channels have switched to 16x9 on their SD station, so it makes me wonder if there is a need for both to co-exist. SD viewers are slowly being pushed to 16x9... so why not just auto-tune everyone to HD and let the box downrez.. it already does.


cvhater

@optonline.net
If cv can make the HD boxes work as well as the old sd boxes then they could get rid of sd.... hd boxes are slow as hell on channel changing... sd is terrible bit hd is even worse!