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Old 01-24-2008, 12:23 PM
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Default Satellite and Cable HD vs Broadcast HD

I have DishNetwork and the HD channels look fantastic on it. But when I'm going to watch something that is broadcast over the air that I can pick up with my rabbit ears I switch to that. The picture is even sharper and it seems like the contrast ratio is higher. I've made sure that all the tv settings are the same for each input.
Is this common knowledge that broadcast hd is better than cable or satellite hd??
Does anyone else switch over when they can??
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:35 PM
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Yes that is true due to there is no compression and your getting it straight from the source instead of cable/satellite getting it then sending it to you and you receiving it. I don't do it much i only do it for one local channel and thats cause my cable company is arguing with the channel that they don't want to pay for it. I also don't do it because ota is not connected to my dvr.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:08 AM
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I have Dish Network, and used to have DTV and my neighbors had Cable with HD, so far I think the signal from Dish is much better than the other 2. Even my wife commented that the Dish HD channels looked more clear and had more depth to them. The cable HD channels I see at the neighbors house is no comparsion. Its just not as good.
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