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01-22-2013, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WeWillWinTonight View Post
That doesn't give me an excuse for Cablevision
DTV can offer every game in HD because it's satellite. The extra data isn't an issue since it's transmitted through the air, without a bandwidth restriction.

Cable providers, like Cablevision/Comcast/Fios, are limited by the bandwidth allotted by the cables they've laid out. They can only transmit so much, and HD takes about 3x the space as SD. So they have to pick and choose what gets offered in HD.

If it helps, think of it like the difference between getting water through a rainstorm vs a water pipe.

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