: is it worth investing in HD receiver given court's rulings?
2003-01-02, 04:33 PM
I just purchased a new HD RPTV (Hitachi 57SWX20B), and am receiving terrible picture quality from my LOOK TV digital receiver. I am hoping that an HD receiver will improve the picture quality of regular programming.
So, I want to upgrade to an HD receiver, but am wondering whether it is worth investing in one with Direct TV or Dish Network given that it is now illegal. Is it possible that they may start charging/seizing equipment of individual users in the future? Or should I play it safe and go with BEV, Star Choice or Rogers. If so, which one is the best?
2003-01-02, 04:40 PM
For HDTV, I've heard it said several times that Rogers has the best service on the continent. I cannot say if that's true or not, given the axe to grind people have with not being able to get HDNet or Discovery HD.
DirectTV and DISHNET are illegal in Canada.
Is it possible that they may start charging/seizing equipment of individual users in the future?
Yes it's possible, it's illegal! Will they seize equipment? Who knows?
ON AN ADDITIONAL NOTE:
DO NOT POST LINKS OR NAMES OF COMPANIES SELLING DISH OR DIRECTTV EQUIPMENT IN CANADA OR YOU WILL BE BANNED.
Sorry folks, I don't like the fact that the Canadian government has betrayed Canadian consumers but it's the reality and I'm not prepared to be prosecuted.
2003-01-02, 04:55 PM
The HD content on Directv isn't that good. You have 3 channels on 3 seperate birds. HDNET, HBO and Showtime.
Not sure about the content on Dish Network.
2003-01-03, 01:26 AM
Wow, I'm surprised by that. I guess my main hope is that the HD receiver with Direct TV or others like BEV will produce better picture quality (using component video inputs) on regular programming than my current provider, LOOK digital TV (using s video connection)
2003-01-03, 01:48 AM
I dont think you can get more than 480p out of an svid in?
Mike from Canmore
2003-01-03, 09:41 AM
Roadster - if PQ is important to you - GET A BUD!!!!!
2003-01-03, 03:09 PM
Newbie question: what's a BUD (other than beer) :lol:
2003-01-03, 03:19 PM
BIG UGLY DISH
I think Rogers does have the best HDTV line up if you are in a Rogers area. If not, DirecTV HDTV is decent, better than SC or EVu. Equipment anyway you go is expensive though.
Peronally I'm waiting it out as prices at set to plunge in the coming 3 years. DirecTV on it's own with a good quality TV is darn good anyway.
2003-01-07, 12:54 PM
BUD? sheesh... not like we're talkin c-band here.. gimmee a break... dishes are small and pretty cool lookin IMHO
2003-01-31, 11:05 PM
To answer the original question, ya it's worth it. Subbing with a P4 won't require much effort. Plus the HD offering will only get better from Directv.
Now up to 4 channels, with any luck ESPN HD will be number 5. Plus, Directv is launching another satellite later this year (spot beam for 119) which will free space on 119 plus 110 is almost empty (just one channel)
2003-02-01, 04:12 AM
Now up to 4 channels, with any luck ESPN HD will be number 5.
I fully expect that the day ESPN goes HD, DTV, Dish, and any carrier with a miniscule amount of brain in their operation will be offering it from day 1
and I mean everyone on this side of the border.
Well, everyone except those lying thieving operating under some chapter of bankruptcy Adelphia Cable Comapany guidelines.
Any smart player will have ESPN HD from day 1.
Adelphia, at least in Buffalo of course, will not!
I don't believe Adelphia will do HD in Buffalo for at three years. Hopefully i'm wrong.
In the mean time ...
If Discovery is not on DTV, like now, I believe they are going to lose a lot of HD subscribers. Of course, that means squat to them or anyone else because we are in a minority category as far subs go for any provider.
But those who burn us now will not likely get our business in the future.
I hope they all realize that.
2003-02-01, 10:26 AM
Good to see you back :lol:
2003-02-01, 03:40 PM
Good to see you back :lol:
I can see by your post count I have missed some things huh? :lol: