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Topic # 67008 26-Aug-2010 19:06 Send private message

A few weeks ago UKTV's picture quality increased but I've noticed over the last week that it seems to have gone back to the way it was -- logo is blurry and picture quality lacks detail. Does anyone know what Sky are up to? PQ was awesome before. Boo!

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  Reply # 373373 26-Aug-2010 21:46 Send private message

Even shinetv look so low bandwith it's not good




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  Reply # 373394 26-Aug-2010 22:44 Send private message

cws82us: Even shinetv look so low bandwith it's not good


Shine TV is no longer transmitted by Sky.  It's broadcast by Freeview and Sky point to that.  So Freeview/Kordia are to blame there.




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  Reply # 373633 27-Aug-2010 15:40 Send private message

I realise this is not the correct forum for HTPC questions, however it ties in with this thread as it gives a possible solution to the problem.

If you watch Sky (with a genuine card) on an HTPC and do post processing, is there significant picture quality improvement? I know you can't get the original quality as it is lost in compression, but is there significant reduction in artefacts to make it look better? And if so, what video card and what processing? Thanks.




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  Reply # 373907 28-Aug-2010 12:26 Send private message

Niel: I realise this is not the correct forum for HTPC questions, however it ties in with this thread as it gives a possible solution to the problem.

If you watch Sky (with a genuine card) on an HTPC and do post processing, is there significant picture quality improvement? I know you can't get the original quality as it is lost in compression, but is there significant reduction in artefacts to make it look better? And if so, what video card and what processing? Thanks.
It might depend on which channe' (and thus codec) you're using. There are MPEG deblokers. which help to alleviate the blocking you can get on some low bitrate feeds, but I am not aware of it being possible for x264?

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  Reply # 380177 15-Sep-2010 15:15 Send private message

wait until the commonwealth games start. then it probably will be worse.

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