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  #2039301 17-Jun-2018 22:25
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Maybe not quite the correct thread - but Sky has at last added ‘series link record’ to its mobile app.




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  #2039319 17-Jun-2018 23:46
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madcarue:

 

OK this may seem a bit queer but have they altered the audio compression? My wife says it is louder using our usual settings and sounds a bit harsher, but the really funny thing is that our Cat will no longer come into the room (breaking a habit of 3 years) she looks at the TV and walks straight out she is frightened, or it could be an update from Samsung.

 

 

 

 

Some channels have moved to MPG 4 compression, I havn't taken a detailed inspection they may have done some changes to the audio bitrates

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2039414 18-Jun-2018 09:16
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Apsattv:

 

madcarue:

 

OK this may seem a bit queer but have they altered the audio compression? My wife says it is louder using our usual settings and sounds a bit harsher, but the really funny thing is that our Cat will no longer come into the room (breaking a habit of 3 years) she looks at the TV and walks straight out she is frightened, or it could be an update from Samsung.

 

 

 

 

Some channels have moved to MPG 4 compression, I havn't taken a detailed inspection they may have done some changes to the audio bitrates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, if you find anything please post findings.


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  #2039950 18-Jun-2018 17:56
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Can anyone confirm what resolution Sky are running on their HD services following this so called upgrade.
Prior to the upgrade all Skys HD channels were running in a piss poor 1440 x 1080i, while Tv1 - Tv2 and 3 were 1920 x 1080i.... via VuDuo2 and Dreambox receivers.

Funny enough - via the MySky box it would report 1920 x 1080i.
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  #2040086 18-Jun-2018 22:03
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Here are the rates I am seeing for the Sky HD channels I have access to (using DVBViewer):

 

Sky Box Sets HD is H.264 1440x1080i video with the video bit rate varying quite a bit - I saw 2.1 - 4.0 Mbit/s over a couple of minutes of viewing.  The audio is AC3 5.1 384 kbit/s.

 

Prime HD is the same except the video bit rate is rather higher - I saw around 7 Mbit/s for the programme and up to 8.2 Mbit/s during an ad break.

 

TAB Trackside 1 HD is H.264 1440x1080i video with even higher bit rate 9.2 Mbit/s during a race (with lots of movement), but 2.9 at other times.  But its audio was MPEG Joint Stereo 160 kbit/s.

 

TVNZ 1 HD is H.264 1920x1080i video bit rate seen during a programme as 5.5 - 8.0 Mbit/s and up to 9.3 for a TVNZ promo.  Audio AC3 5.1 384 kbit/s.

 

TVNZ 2 HD seems the same as TVNZ 1 HD.

 

Three HD is the same as TVNZ's HD channels, except it seems to be a bit higher video bit rate 5.0 - 9.7 Mbit/s, but typically over 7 Mbit/s over a couple of minutes of a programme.

 

 

 

 


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  #2040647 19-Jun-2018 17:11
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Hi fe31nz

Thanks for the confirmation.
That pretty much aligns up with what I was seeing.
I've asked Sky numerous times to explain the reasons behind the use of 1440 x 1080i resolution and on all occasions been given the "We'll get our engineering Team to get in contact with you".
Still to this day I havent received any communications.

The classic thing is when Sky originally launched there limited HD channels they were in 1920 x 1080i.

As I mentioned in my earlier post - the mysky box however posts 1920 x 1080i.... which is total fudge.





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  #2040981 20-Jun-2018 11:51
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the one thing i think they have continually overlooked is the ability to choose multiple items to mass-delete.

 

Like when my kids put Mythbusters on series link and we had 90-some-odd episodes in the planner.

 

I had to go through and individually delete them one by one which is painfully slow. It wold seem like a simple thing to add - press [insert coloured button here] to select > delete/keep/etc

 

 

 

 





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  #2040985 20-Jun-2018 11:59
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Handsomedan:

 

the one thing i think they have continually overlooked is the ability to choose multiple items to mass-delete.

 

Like when my kids put Mythbusters on series link and we had 90-some-odd episodes in the planner.

 

I had to go through and individually delete them one by one which is painfully slow. It wold seem like a simple thing to add - press [insert coloured button here] to select > delete/keep/etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can now delete a series without having to delete episodes one-by-one.  It prompts for the pin to prevent accidental series deletion.


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  #2040986 20-Jun-2018 11:59

@Handsomedan you can always go into the House keeping menu in your mysky and reset the box, it will however erase everything and you would have to set all your series links up again. I use to do it when I had sky from time to time.

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  #2040989 20-Jun-2018 12:04
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ockel:

 

You can now delete a series without having to delete episodes one-by-one.  It prompts for the pin to prevent accidental series deletion.

 

 

 

 

Good to know! Thanks. Still doesn't help if I want to delete (let's say) half of the recorded episodes though...being able to select a whole bunch and mass-delete is my planner nirvana.





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  #2040997 20-Jun-2018 12:12
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Handsomedan:

 

ockel:

 

You can now delete a series without having to delete episodes one-by-one.  It prompts for the pin to prevent accidental series deletion.

 

 

 

 

Good to know! Thanks. Still doesn't help if I want to delete (let's say) half of the recorded episodes though...being able to select a whole bunch and mass-delete is my planner nirvana.

 

 

Access to the OnDemand library and having that pushed to my box is my idea of nirvana.  Although allowing series link in the updated Sky App has pushed me closer to nirvana.


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