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post #89 of (permalink) Old 2012-03-04, 02:41 PM
adit
 
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Agree. Years ago you needed a big board with a lot of premium components to be able to decode HD.Now a $5 microcontroller can do it, with time to spare for other activities. Shaw should make all their receiver able to decode HD, and convert it to SD signal if desired ( all 500 and 600 series receivers can do this). Sell if you want a cheper model for marketing purposes whic will not output HD (does not really make sense for me, but anyway...), and eliminate all Standard Def channels whic have an HD equivalent.Maybe they are waiting for the next gen of receivers to do it, but I think it makes sense.
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