Best HD option -- DN vs DTV vs Cable vs Verizon


Silver Member
Username: Kriskros

Post Number: 112
Registered: May-06
what is the most advanced and cost efficient option for HD programing in the market today??? any info would be appreciated

Gold Member
Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 3164
Registered: Oct-06
Usually the most advanced is the least effecient
And the least advanced is the most effecient

- First (least expensive)
I have Digital cable
Motorola 4200HD receiver + TIVO/DVR
4200 HD is 1080i
Upscales to 1080p
Excellent, Excellent Quality
I get 56 HD channels free with my package
My package is the tripple Pack
Internet, Phone, Digital cable all for $105 per month

- Second Verizon FIOS
Verizon offers same tripple pack
But they charge Extra $10 to $20 for HD
Verizon also use Motorola receivers
Quality about the same

Both DTV and DN can't compete with Cable or Verizon for tripple pack
Therefore they can be least expensive as a package

- DTV at present time has slightly more HD channels
1080i they use Samsung receivers
true 1920x1080i full HD screen
DTV is the most expensive package
Very good quality

- DN
Just as good as DTV in my opinion
true 1080i
Their dual tuners DVR very impressive
Cost little less than DTV
They do offer more often promotions than DTV

MPEG-4 8PSK is pretty much majority of HD channels on both DN and DTV quality about the same

It's about who offers more channels and for how much?

Only the Canadian BEV got the least quality HD
720p which is first generation of HD
Canadian Star Choice got all today's HD standards

Yor HDTV brand can be the difference in Quality
I love my HD 42" Panasonic Plasma (Top choice)
Sharp LCD is next on my scale
Samsung is third
Sony is great but always 25% over priced
Always problems with their Audio

When my third year expiers with cable
Most likely I will go with Verizon
But if they extend my promotion once again I will stay with Cable
Everytime I call and cancel service they offer tripple pack for $90 + HD rcvr + DVR all for $105
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