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Forum: HDTV Programming   02-09-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By sneals2000
War and Peace rated quite well on BBC One (the...

War and Peace rated quite well on BBC One (the UK's most-watched channel) Opening episode rated 6.3m, but episode 2 was down 1m. 'Endeavour' (the Morse prequel) was scheduled against it on ITV (the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-09-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 15,205
Posted By sneals2000
Like they did for the World Cup 2014 you mean? ...

Like they did for the World Cup 2014 you mean?

The relative cost difference for the kit required for HD and UHD production isn't THAT huge now that we have regular UHD system cameras like the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-31-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 15,205
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - any "future proof" standard would need to...

Yes - any "future proof" standard would need to cope with new modulation not just new encoding schemes.

The UK launched with 2k 64QAM (~24Mbs) but it wasn't robust, and we were using low power...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 15,205
Posted By sneals2000
I guess that depends on how ATSC 3.0 handles...

I guess that depends on how ATSC 3.0 handles future modulation schemes, and codecs. If you implement a new codec, and older receivers simply don't have the processing power to handle them, whilst...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 15,205
Posted By sneals2000
Once in a lifetime? Really? Once in every 70 or...

Once in a lifetime? Really? Once in every 70 or 80 years?

The first TV standard used for a regular (and as it was described then 'high-definition') TV service was the BBC 405 line (aka 377i) 405...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-23-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By sneals2000
There are a few Android players appearing with...

There are a few Android players appearing with integrated ATSC tuners - like the Wetek Play.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-23-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By sneals2000
I don't think ATSC 8VSB is massively more closed...

I don't think ATSC 8VSB is massively more closed than DVB-T/T2 - but I think the real reason there are more DVB-T/T2 tuners on the market, whether they are Android USB, iOS USB, PC USB, WiFi hubs...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-21-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By sneals2000
H265/HEVC should be more than twice as good as...

H265/HEVC should be more than twice as good as MPEG2 shouldn't it? The BBC recently demonstrated approx 50% bitrate savings for H265 vs H264, and H264 (which is the European HD standard currently)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-21-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 15,205
Posted By sneals2000
Yes - think the US market, particularly for the...

Yes - think the US market, particularly for the main 4 network broadcasters with affiliates - will struggle with a migration to 4K, UHD, HFR etc. On the other hand cable- and satellite-only...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-17-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By sneals2000
Though to be totally accurate 720x480 doesn't...

Though to be totally accurate 720x480 doesn't define a 4:3 or 16:9 image - it's slightly wider than 4:3 or 16:9 to avoid cropping edge transients when handling analogue signals.

The ATSC SD...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-16-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By sneals2000
Depending on the conversion it could also run...

Depending on the conversion it could also run slower in the US. The show will have been shot 25p for 50i broadcast in the UK. It could have been converted to 60i - and retained the same duration,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-16-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By sneals2000
No idea where 1920x30 came from - 30 as a...

No idea where 1920x30 came from - 30 as a vertical resolution would make no sense (but it would as a frame rate).

1920x1080 and 1280x720 are 16:9 resolutions if you are using square pixels (which...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-10-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 8,202
Posted By sneals2000
Don't know if anyone follows the UK broadcast...

Don't know if anyone follows the UK broadcast coverage of F1 here - but the BBC have handed their F1 rights back early to save money, and the Public Service, but commercially funded, Channel Four has...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-09-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By sneals2000
In broadcast triax the outer braid is a shield,...

In broadcast triax the outer braid is a shield, the inner braid is one AC (or in some cases DC) power leg, and the centre core is the other AC power leg + signal (with the AC used to power the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-09-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By sneals2000
http://www.newark.com/belden/8232-010500/triaxial-...

http://www.newark.com/belden/8232-010500/triaxial-cable-rg-59-u-500ft-black/dp/03F2154

Doesn't look like a typo - that looks like a triaxial cable - insulation, braid 1, dielectric, braid 2,...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-02-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 15,472
Posted By sneals2000
gwsat - I'd probably edit your post. It's a...

gwsat - I'd probably edit your post. It's a little bit spoiler-ish.


Referring to switching between the two time zones
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-02-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 15,472
Posted By sneals2000
No - it's definitely not standalone in that way. ...

No - it's definitely not standalone in that way. It is reasonably self-contained (to a degree), but refers to events from previous series, so would not be spoiler-free. I'd watch Series 2 and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-30-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By sneals2000
Not the manufacturer - the Chinese government...

Not the manufacturer - the Chinese government heavily subsidise international shipping, effective providing it for zero or no cost. I've read that they effectively fill the gaps in underweight...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By sneals2000
^^^^ THIS Anything advertised as 220V but...

^^^^ THIS

Anything advertised as 220V but sold with a US 110V mains plug is deeply suspect...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By sneals2000
Yep - Aerial is the "English" word for the...

Yep - Aerial is the "English" word for the "American" Antenna. We all have TV aerials on our roofs here. Antennae are what insects have.

Nobody here calls it a "Belling-Lee" either - it's a TV...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By sneals2000
They were used on B&W TVs before PAL (which is...

They were used on B&W TVs before PAL (which is purely a colour standard) was introduced... "PAL" is often used as slang in North America for "625/50", 50Hz or European TV. (North America seems to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-26-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By sneals2000
That's a Belling-Lee RF connector. ...

That's a Belling-Lee RF connector.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belling-Lee_connector

They are used in Europe for TV (and in some cases FM) aerial/antenna connection. They aren't "PAL"...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-24-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,774
Posted By sneals2000
Well if you don't want a 15' HDMI cable, you...

Well if you don't want a 15' HDMI cable, you could always look at a Chromecast or Fire TV Stick or similar. (In the UK the BBC iPlayer Catch-up service now works very well with Chromecast, and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-23-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,774
Posted By sneals2000
Hope you found it. All the series of Borgen have...

Hope you found it. All the series of Borgen have been just great TV. The BBC have aired them over here in their 'foreign drama' slot on BBC Four (usually as a 2 hour block on Saturday nights). ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   12-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 902
Posted By sneals2000
I couldn't disagree with you more. As a fellow...

I couldn't disagree with you more. As a fellow Brit, I thought it was close to perfect. The low key, understated performance - which I can get 'deadpan' being used to describe was spot on for her...
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