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Forum: HDTV Technical   05-16-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 219
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Posted By sneals2000
Yes - of course it makes no sense to do so. If...

Yes - of course it makes no sense to do so. If you are going to introduce 4K broadcasts why limit yourself to an outmoded modulation system that can't deliver more than 19.2Mbs in a 6MHz channel?

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Forum: HDTV Technical   05-14-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - though this flexibility may well be why the...

Yep - though this flexibility may well be why the DVB-T/T2 standards have been so widely adopted. There are also some neat links between DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 allowing for simple remuxing between...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-14-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By sneals2000
No chance. Europe is already migrating to...

No chance.

Europe is already migrating to DVB-T2 (our second gen modulation standard), a process which started nearly 5 years ago when the UK introduced OTA HD using DVB-T2 (40.25Mbs in an 8MHz...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 10,918
Posted By sneals2000
No - the BBC satellite services are free-to-air,...

No - the BBC satellite services are free-to-air, and uplinked separately to the two separate platforms (Sky Pay-TV and Freesat non-Pay TV) that receive the common broadcasts. I was using a third...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 10,918
Posted By sneals2000
Assuming that a more efficient modulation scheme...

Assuming that a more efficient modulation scheme isn't being used (as it is in other countries, like Germany, who are going to introduce OTA HEVC alongside DVB-T2 in their next gen system, as they...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-11-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 19,461
Posted By sneals2000
Though none of those shows you quote are ITV...

Though none of those shows you quote are ITV Productions from ITV Studios (or companies they own), they are ITV commissions from independent production companies, some of whom will retain the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
  Tds tv?
Views: 123
Posted By sneals2000
Might be worth looking at the DVB Logic...

Might be worth looking at the DVB Logic Virtualised tuner solutions for WMC. Don't know how the DRM is handled on US IPTV, but they have had success integrating IPTV sources in Europe.
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-11-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,440
Posted By sneals2000
ffmpeg - which is the open source video...

ffmpeg - which is the open source video processing core at the heart of both VLC and Kodi (formerly XBMC) has had .wtv format support for non-DRMed content for quite a while now. So both Kodi/XBMC...
Forum: HDTV Programming   05-10-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 19,461
Posted By sneals2000
Thing is - Guy Martin isn't a pro motorsports guy...

Thing is - Guy Martin isn't a pro motorsports guy in the way you think. He's turning into a bit of a legend in the UK. He's a mechanic who also rides, and has become a really popular front-man for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
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: 614
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: 219
Views: 10,918
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: 462
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: 59
Views: 2,040
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: 224
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: 168
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
Replies: 5,763
Views: 512,626
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: 219
Views: 10,918
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: 219
Views: 10,918
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: 514
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: 514
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: 514
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: 735
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: 5,848
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: 735
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.
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