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  # 2217252 15-Apr-2019 10:15
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Anyone have any idea what’s happening with the timing on this?




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eracode: Anyone have any idea what’s happening with the timing on this?

 

No.

 

All we know is that its planned, to keep satellite, and to use a puck and a full app. That was strongly hinted a year ago by Fellett, and the new CEO has rolled up his sleeves with Fanpass, with more to come on Fanpass, and criticised Sky for not giving customers what they want, so given the timeframe that has passed, it surely cant be long before we get at least an announcement of intentions.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2221741 21-Apr-2019 14:34
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A lot of Sky channels are H.264 already.  I am surprised that they have not gone completely H.264 by now, but I just checked a couple of recent recordings and National Geographic is still MPEG2.  The changeover to the new decoders was complete months ago and they changed a lot of the SD channels to H.264 then - if there were still old decoders out there, they would not have been able to do that.  So I was expecting that all the SD channels would be H.264 now.

 

 

MPEG2 was first released in 1995, that's 24 years ago. Just think of that.. Back then Google didn't exist, everyone was on dial up. Talk about Sky being behind the times.


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  # 2221743 21-Apr-2019 14:40
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Sky finished moving to mpeg4 three to four weeks ago...




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  # 2221748 21-Apr-2019 15:01
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I've also noticed that the current HD channels are now at a proper 1080p rather than a lower res with the same ratio; the video info in Kodi is showing it differently.

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  # 2221767 21-Apr-2019 16:46
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They are 1080i. So you mean 1920x1080i rather than 1440x1080i? When you mention Kodi are you talking about Fanpass??, which was 1280x720p.


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  # 2221770 21-Apr-2019 17:47
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Just had a look the bitrate is nothing to write home about










 
 
 
 


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Freeview Terrestrial :




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  # 2221802 21-Apr-2019 19:04
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Brunzy: Just had a look the bitrate is nothing to write home about






 

These two are SD channels though. ESPNHD bitrate is very sad.


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  # 2221836 21-Apr-2019 19:50
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They are 1080i. So you mean 1920x1080i rather than 1440x1080i? When you mention Kodi are you talking about Fanpass??, which was 1280x720p.

 

 

Sorry yes 1080i, however until the H.264 switch over the HD channels where running a weird res on the horizontal which reduced the bit rate, now they're at a true 1080i.  I decode my Sky card and use TVheadend to pipe it in to Kodi on my nVidia Shields.


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“ These two are SD channels though. ESPNHD bitrate is very sad.“

I also measured Prime HD it was 4235 kB/s

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“ These two are SD channels though. ESPNHD bitrate is very sad.“

I also measured Prime HD it was 4235 kB/s

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  # 2221892 21-Apr-2019 22:26
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Brunzy: “ These two are SD channels though. ESPNHD bitrate is very sad.“

I also measured Prime HD it was 4235 kB/s

 

 

 

Prime HD is only DD two channel as well, have to use pro-logic to get all sound from all Speakers.

 

All the other HD channels are 5.1 so don't know why stingily  for sound on Prime HD.




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Are the SD equiv of all the HD chans which everyone now gets still running on the Satellite? If so I don't get why Sky have not switched them off yet


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Are the SD equiv of all the HD chans which everyone now gets still running on the Satellite? If so I don't get why Sky have not switched them off yet

 

 

switched off the satellites? Well, then the reason would be all the tens of thousands of users rurally who would have next to, or just NO TV.

 

 


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