information only, if you don't appreciate tech talk, please skip this post.
The FCC has zip to do with which format cable sends you the signals.
True, but they have everything to do with consumer rip-offs. Slashing resolution of premium pay channels- including HBO and Showtime- with no reduction in cost qualifies as a consumer rip-off.
And no tech-talk is needed here either. I have DVR'd programming from dozens of channels when they were 1080i here in Atlanta before mid-October. Compare any of them with the current 720p programming- it's a muddy pixelated mess. All this on my Samsung 55KS9500 4K UHD TV which can handle anything you throw at it. Simply look at my DVR'd content before and after the change- simply no comparison.
My FCC complaint is filed. It has nothing to do with tech specs and everything to do with consumer rip-off.
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OMG I thought I was imagining that HBO-HD on Comcast in Atlanta used to be 1080i. So glad I found this discussion.
I just checked my DVRd collection of the first season of Westworld. I'm on Comcast in Atlanta- HBO-HD is channel 880. The first episode of Westworld on
October 2 was 1080i. Every episode since then has been 720p. THERE IS SIMPLY NO COMPARISON.
The 720p episodes look like mud compared to the 1080i episode. How in 2016 (almost 2017) are we going backward while Comcast prices go up up up???
This is absolutely unacceptable for a Premium HD channel that we are paying good money for.
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