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Topic # 248034 7-Mar-2019 23:44
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A couple of days ago, my MythTV box stopped recording from the History Channel on Sky.  After some digging, I found that the transponder on 12546 has been changed from DVB-S to DVB-S2, so I updated my settings today and History is working again.  I do not watch any of the other channels on that transponder.  I do have some History channel recordings made a little before the change and by comparing them I can see that it seems that they have increased the bit rate for History a bit, but not made it HD.  It is still 1280x720 H.264.  Here is the full list of channels from a new scan of 12546 today:


SKY Sport 1








Fox News


SKY Sport 4


Food Network




Licence Included


Ad Tracks - All




FM 104.2


Real Good Life


New Supremo






It seems to just be the same channels as before, and there is no change I can see in any of the stream PIDs.  I am guessing that they will be intending to make the Arts channel HD, but as I do not subscribe to that I can not check if that has happened.


I am hoping that what we will see now is that progressively all the DVB-S transponders will change to DVB-S2.

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  Reply # 2193314 8-Mar-2019 06:15
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720 x 576 would be more like it.

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Reply # 2193331 8-Mar-2019 07:39
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Thanks for the confirmation.  I noticed it a couple of days ago and assumed it was a change to DVB-S2, but couldn't get anything on a scan at the time and as no-one else had mentioned it, I thought I might have an issue with my machine.


Tried another scan this morning and my machine is seeing it as DVB-S2 😂






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  Reply # 2196781 12-Mar-2019 21:08
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12608 has switched over now.



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  Reply # 2196846 12-Mar-2019 23:57
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Actually, it is not just that 12608 has switched to DVB-S2 today.  It is all of these four transponders:



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