Originally Posted by betterdan
Over on the DBS Talk forum they are saying the 1080P 24 file you are downloading doesn't take up anymore space and maybe a little less than the regular 1080i (30 or 60?) that is normally sent out.
1080i and 1080p are virtually equivalent when comparing bandwidth use and media size. 1080i=530scanlines X 60fps. 1080p=1080scanlines x 30fps. Both work out to the same amount of data needed for 1sec of play.