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Old 08-19-2008, 04:17 AM
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What the hell is "TurboHD"? I saw the ad during the Olympics (NBC I think) and it claimed Blu-ray quality video. Here's a screen cap of their website:

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Old 08-19-2008, 04:47 AM
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TurboHD is a 100% HD service, that means you can just get all their HD channels by itself. In the past, you have to get a programming package like 100 SD channels then you have the option of getting an HD package.

Their VOD(Video on demand) is like pay per view, you have to pay to watch the movies, the only advantage is 1080p. Dish has no free on demand unlike comcast.

Note:There is no 1080p live broadcasting with dishnetwork at this moment

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Old 08-19-2008, 05:05 AM
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ATSC uses MPEG2 at 19.39 megabits (MAX) it wouldn't really be Blu-ray quality. would it be 1080P sure would it look 'nice' sure but don't expect miracles.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 AM
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It's MPEG4 and has nothing to do with ATSC. It's a DBS system. That being said it may be 1080p but the bit rates will be no where close to BD bit rates.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:47 AM
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TurboHD is a 100% HD service, that means you can just get all their HD channels by itself. In the past, you have to get a programming package like 100 SD channels then you have the option of getting an HD package.

Their VOD(Video on demand) is like pay per view, you have to pay to watch the movies, the only advantage is 1080p. Dish has no free on demand unlike comcast.

Note:There is no 1080p live broadcasting with dishnetwork at this moment
They actually do now. Go to the DishOnline tab after pressing the DVR button on your remote. The TV Entertainment tab is now populated with around 250 events. Last I checked they were all free. Things like Olympic highlights ect. This does require a broadband connection because broadband is used as the delivery medium - not the satellite feed. It works pretty good. I checked it out - my first DD.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:34 AM
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You're using Internet Explorer?! Egads, man, hurry up and download Firefox! You'll be much happier! Even Safari for the PC would be better!



On topic, there are reports over at AVS (I can't link to that forum from work, sorry) that Turbo HD has problems with certain flat panels that can't sync on to the signal. I think it's in the HDTV Programming subforum.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:48 AM
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A) You don't mention a competing product unless you're worried about it, so this is a look at how the cablesat companies are viewing Blu-ray.

B) Awesome! Free advertising for Blu-ray!
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:28 AM
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Note:There is no 1080p live broadcasting with dishnetwork at this moment
1080P isn't a broadcast standard, so don't look for live broadcasts in 1080P any time soon. I suppose they could squeeze a 24fps or 30fps 1080P show in there, but 1080P at 60fps is not in the broadcast specs.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:00 PM
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You're using Internet Explorer?! Egads, man, hurry up and download Firefox! You'll be much happier! Even Safari for the PC would be better!

I run both IE and FireFox, usually at the same time.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:14 PM
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I run both IE and FireFox, usually at the same time.
I'm firefox only I can't live without extensions, they've changed how I websites, another I find annoying, gone, something I might find useful there. I tried IE7 and it was a step backwards in my opinion.
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