Dish Questions for HD (I live in the USA):
- What do you prefer Direct TV or Dish Network and why?
- What does Direct TV broadcast in…I was told 1080 buy sales person…but figure she meant 1080I and not 1080P?
- What does Dish Network broadcast in?
- Is the best deal found on the actual Direct TV or Dish Network site or is there a better place to find deals?
I have a 50" Panasonic Plasma 720P so questions are in reference to that.
I will want the HD service and also a DVR…so another question is what company provides the best equipment(for the price) if that is even a factor. It seems both will provide a free DVR if I sign up for a year with certain packages.
I have Charter Cable HD service now. The problem I see with this service is there are only 15 or so HD channels (That is including premium channels that I subscribe to), and not all the HD channels are broadcast in the wide screen HD format…some are square pictures on my wide screen leaving bars on both sides. I can use various format options on the tv (I.E. just, stretch etc…but to me that is a waste and the picture does not look perfect). Zooms seems to work best on programs not in true HD but then it may cut off the top of the heads or information on the bottom?
Seems all NFL HD games are broadcast in true HD and just look fantastic. I was told (probably false information)…that the HD NFL games are shot with Sony cameras…is this true or false.
Also…to give an example…most times Jay Leno is HD wide screen…but some nights it has bars on the side?? I am confused as to why this happens?
I did not pay what I would consider a lot of money for a HD wide screen tv and then extra for HD programming just to have a stretched image on the set?
Please leave comments, advice, links for information, best programming deals, preferences…and input would be great.