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Topic # 97674 19-Feb-2012 22:28 Send private message

Hi,

What's the current state of play on the Australian channels available on DVB-S2 HD off Optus D1?

Are they still around?

If not, is there anything permanently available (ie not a feed) in HD on Optus D1 at the mo?

Cheers.

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  Reply # 583620 19-Feb-2012 22:38 Send private message

I was watching SBS HD (720p) last night so it is definitely still around.  They have some good BBC Docos on there which are less than a year old.  Far better than anything available on FTA TV this side of the ditch.







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  Reply # 583637 20-Feb-2012 00:12 Send private message

Thanks,

What about the others that were there for a while, nine gem and go channels?

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  Reply # 583642 20-Feb-2012 00:19 Send private message

Funny you should ask.
At what could have been exactly 00:00 tonight, SBS HD and SBS Two seemed to disappear. Now I'm getting an intermittent very low quality signal - just a couple of broken frames every minute or so.

Something has clearly happened, whether it is my set up (possum in the dish; rat ate the cable; whatever), or at the satellite end, and whether it's permanent or temporary, I don't know.

Anyone else seeing a problem?

As for any other FTA HD source from Optus D1, SBS HD was the only one running; GEM disappeared several weeks ago,



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  Reply # 583644 20-Feb-2012 00:22 Send private message

SBS has been through that a few times. A while back their signal strength levels dropped off for a while and then came back up.

Thanks for the reply re the other true DVB-S2 broadcasts such as GEM etc. Typical, when I finally look to have secured a cheap DVB-S2 receiver it turns out there's nothing left to receive in HD!

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  Reply # 583645 20-Feb-2012 00:32 Send private message

Them's is the breaks.

No sign of a possum in the dish - and it's a very clear night, not that I've ever had rain fade with my 90 cm dish.
Fingers crossed it's a technical glitch, maybe with the uplink or something.

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  Reply # 583654 20-Feb-2012 01:54 Send private message

Phew!

SBS back up again.

That'll at least give you SBS HD in 720p.



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  Reply # 583665 20-Feb-2012 03:54 Send private message

Damn possums aye?!

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  Reply # 583718 20-Feb-2012 09:48

Sbs was weak and breaking up for me too around midnight for a couple of hours, so it's not the possums!
Sbs 1 is on D1 as SD and 720P HD DVB-S. The only DVB-S2 on the NZ footprint of D1 is Sky and is encrypted.




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  Reply # 583976 20-Feb-2012 15:58 Send private message

xarqi: Funny you should ask.
At what could have been exactly 00:00 tonight, SBS HD and SBS Two seemed to disappear. Now I'm getting an intermittent very low quality signal - just a couple of broken frames every minute or so.

Something has clearly happened, whether it is my set up (possum in the dish; rat ate the cable; whatever), or at the satellite end, and whether it's permanent or temporary, I don't know.

Anyone else seeing a problem?

As for any other FTA HD source from Optus D1, SBS HD was the only one running; GEM disappeared several weeks ago,


I can confirm to you that overnight SBS signal was weak throughout Foxtel and Optus D1 due to the huge storm holding back the uplink. 




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