Do the following when watching SyiFi on DirecTV.
When DirecTV shrinks the picture size (not full screen) display the resolution using your TV controls. You may find it not 1080 or even 720 but 480 which I do not consider anything close to HD. Yet SyiFi on the website is shown as HD. My slow DSL appears better than this!
Call and complain or as I did simply cancel service!
Just as another thought when viewing a recent series on DVD display the length of the show and compare it to the broadcast length of time. The amount of time devoted to advertising is far to high to pay for viewing. Pay TV with advertising is a waste of money!
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