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Forum: HDTV Technical   08-29-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sneals2000
What happens if you disable the TBase HDMI...

What happens if you disable the TBase HDMI extenders? They could be spraying out a lot of RF which interferes with the UHF DVB-T/DVB-T2 Freeview broadcasts?
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-29-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 13,008
Posted By sneals2000
As for standards, I expect that distribution and...

As for standards, I expect that distribution and emission will be different in Europe, the US and Japan. And I expect the baseband standards will still have a 50/60 (or 100/120) divide. However...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-24-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 657
Posted By sneals2000
Hope you guys like the series. There are...

Hope you guys like the series. There are rumblings in the UK press that the BBC have committed to a £50m multi-series deal with the production company to make another 5 series. Suggestions this...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-22-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By sneals2000
There are multiple versions of the HDHR though -...

There are multiple versions of the HDHR though - and some may be available second hand. It might be worth a look.

A USB ATSC tuner can work - but if you are running Linux make sure you get one...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-22-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
There speaks someone who doesn't understand the...

There speaks someone who doesn't understand the Great British Public and their relationship with TV... (Can you imagine Bake Off running in its UK form on US TV unaltered?)
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-22-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
I don't think that is the case. I very much...

I don't think that is the case. I very much doubt Netflix will achieve 91% market penetration in the UK, as digital TV has. (Digital OTA is in 75% of households, with the rest being Freesat, Sky,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-21-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 14,013
Posted By sneals2000
As does anything without an internal screen that...

As does anything without an internal screen that uses HDMI or similar to carry video. (There are exceptions like G-Sync-type displays, but they are rare)

It's worse in North America where only a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-21-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By sneals2000
The other option is something like an HD Homerun...

The other option is something like an HD Homerun network ATSC tuner, and a small HDMI-stick like device (Intel Compute Stick kind of thing), or a small little HDMI-connected box like a Raspberry Pi...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-20-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 516
Posted By sneals2000
There is a scene in The Man from UNCLE where he...

There is a scene in The Man from UNCLE where he gets to demonstrate his flair for comedy. It's laugh-out-loud physical acting. (Albeit in a horrific context)
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 14,013
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - for linear broadcast it would have to be...

Yes - for linear broadcast it would have to be 1080i29.97 or 720p59.94. That tells you how it is broadcast. The question is how that broadcast master is created. Is it 25p to 23.976p with slowdown...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 696
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Posted By sneals2000
My guess would be a 50i to 60i conversion as that...

My guess would be a 50i to 60i conversion as that is the norm for UK shows in the US - but 24p is used occasionally I think.

For BD releases 25p to 24p slowdown is a bite more widespread. ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2015, 04:34 AM
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Views: 14,013
Posted By sneals2000
The show airs on the public service, but...

The show airs on the public service, but commercial, Channel Four in the UK, which carries commercials both either side, and within, shows. (C4 is one of the 5 main terrestrial services here)


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Forum: HDTV Programming   08-19-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 516
Posted By sneals2000
If anyone who watched Deutschland 83 goes to see...

If anyone who watched Deutschland 83 goes to see the new "Man from UNCLE" movie, keep your eyes peeled for a prominent actor (and very well played character) you may recognise...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-18-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
Definitely. Only around 12% of UK households...

Definitely. Only around 12% of UK households subscribe to Netflix. 97% of UK households have a digital TV service of some sort. You don't get 10 million people simultaneously watching anything on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 516
Posted By sneals2000
I believe there is a suggestion that if there is...

I believe there is a suggestion that if there is a second series it will be set in '86, and if there is a third '89? Quite like that idea. But equally this series ended with a suitable conclusion,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
I think that might be a slightly US-centric view...

I think that might be a slightly US-centric view of the world though. Sport and News may be the big live shows in the US, but in parts of Europe, live entertainment shows are also huge 'event...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-16-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By sneals2000
Though the BBC's original video recorder, VERA,...

Though the BBC's original video recorder, VERA, used fixed heads and 5m/s tape speed (!) ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_electronic_recording_apparatus Was very short-lived and instantly...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
If you are able to receive satellite that's fine....

If you are able to receive satellite that's fine. There are quite a few people who can't - either for geographical or planning reasons. Plenty of houses in the UK are barred from having satellite...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By sneals2000
4:4:4 means that the RGB (or YCrCb component...

4:4:4 means that the RGB (or YCrCb component signals) are carried with equal bandwidth - and so will look very clear. 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 mean that the Y (luminance / brightness) signal is carried at...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By sneals2000
Does everyone in the US have a physical...

Does everyone in the US have a physical connection fast enough to carry OTA HDTV quality video though? And if you are using Unicast then it becomes a lot trickier to serve millions of people...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By sneals2000
The ITV Forsyte Saga was made in 2002 by Granada...

The ITV Forsyte Saga was made in 2002 by Granada (now ITV Studios) as a co-pro with WGBH Boston. In 2002 the UK was still 4 years away from an HDTV trial service (we trialled in 2006 for the World...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 657
Posted By sneals2000
I know what you mean. However I got so bored...

I know what you mean. However I got so bored waiting for apps for some services I've got a small Windows/Linux PC with a small RF keyboard connected to my TV. I can boot into Windows (trialling 10 at...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-08-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By sneals2000
The only thing worth paying for is decent...

The only thing worth paying for is decent mechanical construction of the connector and decent build quality. For long, non-active, cables then the electrical performance of the cable is also a...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 657
Posted By sneals2000
Though you can't compare DVD bitrates to online...

Though you can't compare DVD bitrates to online streaming services bitrates directly as DVD uses MPEG2, and almost all streaming services will use H264 (aka MPEG4 Pt 10/AVC). H264 is a lot more...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-08-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 657
Posted By sneals2000
Yes. All of the BBC Miss Marple series, with Joan...

Yes. All of the BBC Miss Marple series, with Joan Hickson playing Marple, have been remastered in HD. They were shot on 16mm though, not 35mm. The BBC very rarely shot on 35mm film once they...
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