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Apparently Comcast/Xfinity has converted all 1080i content to 720p...

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Love that I'm just noticing this today lol. Seriously need to consider cutting the cord, what are some of the more popular options out there? The kids for sure can survive purely on Netflix, and the wife and I just need enough TV for a few shows and major sports. 

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I think most providers are doing similar. For instance Verizon's programing looks like crap compared to the same content streamed using the same channel's app. Same for content from Amazon Video or Netflix compared to straight from FiOS


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Yeah I've been really happy with my Netflix content quality wise. Today I really started noticing a choppiness in my Comcast and some weird grainieness. 

Thinking maybe we can survive across Netflix, amazon prime, and maybe pick up Hulu to round out and we'd still save a good chunk from Comcast. 

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Practically speaking I truly found very little difference between the two in real actual watching so I'm fine chalking up the issues I'm noticing purely to just a crappy feed. Regardless, treat this as motivation to get serious about cutting the cord. 

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4 minutes ago, recstar24 said:

Practically speaking I truly found very little difference between the two in real actual watching

There is no difference. It is the same content data.

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7 minutes ago, EdipisReks1 said:

There is no difference. It is the same content data.

You could make a case that even though the content data is the same, how the provider presents that data can have an influence on quality. 

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10 minutes ago, recstar24 said:

You could make a case that even though the content data is the same, how the provider presents that data can have an influence on quality. 

Sure, but not with 1080i and 720p. 

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When I mentioned Verizon fios vs streaming, regardless of what the target res claimed is for fios, it looks as compressed shit vs straight stream.


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4 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

You realize that 1080i and 720p are the same things presented in slightly different ways, right?

Dammit, -10 reading comprehension points for me.

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13 hours ago, CD44hi said:

When I mentioned Verizon fios vs streaming, regardless of what the target res claimed is for fios, it looks as compressed shit vs straight stream.


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That's because they are compressing it, which makes it not the same content.

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