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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By sneals2000
Most sporting events in the US are broadcast at...

Most sporting events in the US are broadcast at 60Hz - either 720/60p (with 60 frames per second) or 1080/60i (with 60 fields per second), or in SD 480/60i (with 60 fields per second).

Most...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-25-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By sneals2000
Alternative solution - two Raspberry Pi 2s. One...

Alternative solution - two Raspberry Pi 2s. One running TV Headend (under Raspbian, OpenElec etc.) with an OTA USB tuner, the other plugged into your TV running OpenElec. Connect the two using WiFi...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,223
Posted By sneals2000
Though to be fair this doesn't sound hugely...

Though to be fair this doesn't sound hugely different to the continuous 4K channels that are running on most European orbital positions that are used for the major Pay-TV operations. There are 4K...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-11-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By sneals2000
The Ampex model was a bit more popular in the UK...

The Ampex model was a bit more popular in the UK I think - and some commercial stations used to pre-comp adverts rather than having a cart machine. However they stayed into service long after 2"...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,861
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - my earlier post is now out of date. ...

Yep - my earlier post is now out of date.

Whilst the Pi 2 can't bitstream DTS-HD MA/HRA or Dolby True HD, the recent milhouse builds include open source decoding of DTS-HD MA/HRA as well as Dolby...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-08-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By sneals2000
Isn't the big driver for closing analog(ue)...

Isn't the big driver for closing analog(ue) service that it is pretty wasteful of bandwidth? You can fit a lot of digital SD channels into the bandwith occupied by one analogue SD channel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-08-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By sneals2000
Wouldn't that depend on the AVR setting though? ...

Wouldn't that depend on the AVR setting though? Some of the 4K AVRs will scale 720p and 1080i/p to 2160p which will change the resolution, and at that point the quality difference will be decided by...
Forum: HDTV Programming   04-07-2015, 08:37 AM
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Views: 511,105
Posted By sneals2000
If they tried any of those in the UK on Strictly...

If they tried any of those in the UK on Strictly (the original DWTS) there would be an open revolution on the streets.

Alan 'Deadly' Dedicoat (who I believe was the announcer on DWTS) is the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-03-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,223
Posted By sneals2000
That's a North American-centric view though. In...

That's a North American-centric view though. In large parts of the rest of the world 16:9 SD was a widespread format for both broadcast TV and DVD - and thus 16:9 SD TVs were on sale. In these...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-03-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,223
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - we went 16:9 SD when we went to digital OTA...

Yes - we went 16:9 SD when we went to digital OTA in 1998, but didn't adopt HD at the same time. 16:9 SD CRT sets were popular for much of the early 00s (for both SD 16:9 TV and DVD viewing), with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By sneals2000
Interesting. 3840x2160 @ 60p is H264 Level 5.2...

Interesting. 3840x2160 @ 60p is H264 Level 5.2 and requires HDMI 2.0 for 2160/60p output (can be implemented within HDMI 1.4 bandwith but to do so requires 4:2:0 over HDMI which was added as part of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By sneals2000
Odd - AIUI SWM is similar to the European SCR...

Odd - AIUI SWM is similar to the European SCR system, which just transposes a specific transponder to a specific IF slot (one IF slot dedicated to each tuner - to avoid the issues with polarisation...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By sneals2000
That's a very odd rumour. I'm happily tuning a...

That's a very odd rumour. I'm happily tuning a DVB-S2 HEVC 4K test broadcast from Astra at 28.2E in the UK with TBS PCI-E and Technisat USB DVB-S2 transponders. Similarly my Sony UHD TV set, which...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By sneals2000
Is that still even a thing? Dubbing into English?...

Is that still even a thing? Dubbing into English? (Other than Anime)
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-13-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,820
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - not all British shows on BBC America are...

Yep - not all British shows on BBC America are made or commissioned by the BBC in the UK. A number of shows commissioned, produced and/or transmitted by other UK broadcasters (ITV, Channel 4 mainly)...
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By sneals2000
When the French series was shown here in the UK...

When the French series was shown here in the UK (on a main OTA network. With subtitles. We coped.) it was reported to be inspired by the original movie.
Forum: HDTV Programming   03-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By sneals2000
Isn't pretty much every drama now shot on Alexa?...

Isn't pretty much every drama now shot on Alexa? Seems to be that way in Europe. (Where we probably benefit from H264 compression and direct encodes at the network centre at reasonable bitrates -...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By sneals2000
So you subsample the source picture, effectively...

So you subsample the source picture, effectively filtering out content about a certain HF frequency, but keep the pixel rate the same to reduce the data rate. Kind of like taking a 704x480 signal,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - you are absolutely correct about the UK TV...

Yes - you are absolutely correct about the UK TV Licence (which funds the BBC domestic TV and Radio services, Welsh language TV, the international BBC World Service Radio and Arabic/Persian TV...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,861
Posted By sneals2000
None of the Pis play DTS-HD MA (if that is what...

None of the Pis play DTS-HD MA (if that is what you mean). They play the DTS core stream (usually around 1.5Mbs so pretty good quality for a lossy encode) that is part of the DTS HD-MA/HRA streams. ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,530
Posted By sneals2000
No - only the Pi B, B+ and Pi B 2 have wired...

No - only the Pi B, B+ and Pi B 2 have wired Ethernet. The Pi A and A+ don't have it.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,530
Posted By sneals2000
The Pi and Pi 2 both do 23.976p and 24.000p (as...

The Pi and Pi 2 both do 23.976p and 24.000p (as well as 59.94 and 60.00) with no problems.

The Pi will output PCM 5.1 at up to 96kHz and 4.0 at up to 192kHz. The Pi2 can software decode Dolby...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-27-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By sneals2000
In lots of European countries OTA reception is...

In lots of European countries OTA reception is very common. However because most countries in Europe don't have the same 'local station' model as the US, the main networks (public and commercial)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-24-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,158
Posted By sneals2000
It is entirely likely that on-demand content will...

It is entirely likely that on-demand content will be encoded via a different route (and in a different codec) to the same content on a live linear channel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,158
Posted By sneals2000
That's not the case with any European cable or...

That's not the case with any European cable or satellite PVR I've come across (*). The boxes sold here only usually have one Conditional Access Module and MPEG2/H264 decoder in them which is used...
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