Go Back   Eurocardsharing > General Discussions > General Satellite News > Latest Satellite News

Latest Satellite News Discussion, 1080p will differentiate HD services at General Satellite News forum; Theres currently something of a squabble taking place between Echostars DISH Network in the US, and the supporters of Blu-ray. ...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
1080p will differentiate HD services
Bacteria's Avatar
Posts: 96,015

Level: 124 [♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥♥ Bé-Yêu ♥]
Life: 4638 / 4638
Magic: 32005 / 104895
Experience: 68%

Thanks: 1,107
Thanked 5,578 Times in 1,419 Posts
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 37
1080p will differentiate HD services - 11-September-2008, 16:50

Theres currently something of a squabble taking place between Echostars DISH Network in the US, and the supporters of Blu-ray. Echostar is claiming in its publicity that its full HDTV 1080p/25Hz image (snappily described as Turbo HD) matches Blu-ray. The Blu-ray Disc Association insists its members output is better.

The Blu-ray Disc Association has strongly objected that the Echostar services (and DirecTV is about to do the same) deliver full HDTV images and audio equal to that supplied by Blu-ray Disc, in the process misleading consumers. Strategy Analytics, in a note last week, said it believed that DISH and DirecTV are competing primarily with cable and newcomer IPTV companies, and not with the Blu-ray Disc format itself.

"1080p, or Full HD, is the video quality benchmark set by the Blu-ray Disc format," notes David Mercer, Principal Analyst at Strategy Analytics. "It was inevitable that television service providers would seek to emulate this standard, but their aim is primarily to increase the pressure on rival services, rather than compete with Blu-ray itself."

Now Tandberg TV has entered the argument. Eric Cooney, its president, says his companys Golden Eyes technicians can absolutely see a difference with 1080p. It simply makes the picture better, says Cooney. The simple rule of thumb is that you put more video information into the signal and youll get a better picture. For the consumer it is worth keeping in mind that at the end of the day your video experience is always subject to the weakest link in the chain. This might be the TV set and whether it supports these new video standards, or the bad link might be an aerial or poor co-axial cable. The signal is also dependent upon the bit-rate.

The fact is that 1080p does deliver a better video signal and this is already being used as a marketing message to differentiate service providers. If NBC, for example, is producing and transmitting in 1080p and sees this as a benefit for its viewers, and Echostar is doing the same in order to differentiate itself from its competitors, these benefits will play themselves out for the viewer. Ultimately I see Europes operators especially in Pay-TV moving towards this technology, Cooney added.
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

ECS on RSS ECS on Twitter ECS on Facebook ECS on Youtube
Follow us on:

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2002 - 2010, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.