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#248933 16-Apr-2019 16:52
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When Sky recently removed the charge for the HD ticket, they made the comment that they were looking at making more channels HD in the future.

 

 

 

Does anyone have any idea on what channels may get made HD and how long we have to wait for this to happen.

 

 

 

If I think about current channels on Sky that are not yet in HD I would like to see Sky 5 and TVNZ Duke made available in HD.


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  #2219304 16-Apr-2019 17:16
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I already get TVNZ Duke in HD via Freeview (UHF).  I vote for Sky 5, Nat Geo, BBC Knowledge, BBC UKTV, Vibe, in that order.


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  #2219330 16-Apr-2019 17:49
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Food TV would be top of my list, NAT Geo makes sense. 

 

Food in Low Def makes me very sad. 

 

 


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  #2219353 16-Apr-2019 18:34
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There are 41 SD channels that have HD equivalents (assuming Sky have equipment to play out their own channels in HD) either locally or overseas. I would guess they will start with local channels then drag the boat anchor for years.




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  #2219573 17-Apr-2019 08:44
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networkn:

 

 

 

Food in Low Def makes me very sad. 

 

 

 

 

There's nothing worse than eating a piece of pixelated toast with motion blur. Wholly unsatisfying. I prefer FHD toast - but for more flavor, 4K toast is a real treat. 





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  #2219637 17-Apr-2019 09:26
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Handsomedan:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

Food in Low Def makes me very sad. 

 

 

 

 

There's nothing worse than eating a piece of pixelated toast with motion blur. Wholly unsatisfying. I prefer FHD toast - but for more flavor, 4K toast is a real treat. 

 

 

It's an actual real problem for us "real" cooks when we can't see how many granules of kosher salt from the Dead sea that we specifically imported go into a dish. The difference of 2-3 granules in a pot of food can make a massive difference :)

 

Also, same with particles of flour! Can ruin an entire batch of cakes!!

 

 

 

 


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  #2219661 17-Apr-2019 09:45
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networkn:

 

Handsomedan:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

Food in Low Def makes me very sad. 

 

 

 

 

There's nothing worse than eating a piece of pixelated toast with motion blur. Wholly unsatisfying. I prefer FHD toast - but for more flavor, 4K toast is a real treat. 

 

 

It's an actual real problem for us "real" cooks when we can't see how many granules of kosher salt from the Dead sea that we specifically imported go into a dish. The difference of 2-3 granules in a pot of food can make a massive difference :)

 

Also, same with particles of flour! Can ruin an entire batch of cakes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm waiting for a revival of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smell-O-Vision





 

 

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  #2219664 17-Apr-2019 09:46
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Heh, that doesn't really appeal to me :)

 

 




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  #2221205 19-Apr-2019 17:10
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Sky TV have not announced what future channels will be in HD. They have also said it will be months away.

I do not know of any more details than that

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  #2221997 22-Apr-2019 08:31
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For those interested.

 

Skys supposedly HD Channels are only running at a piss poor 1440 x 1080i.

 

Ive made the enquiry numerous times over the past few years and have on all occasions been fobbed off with the reply that's the "resolution that their suppliers supply the Programming in".

 

Funny enough - Skys Simulcast of TV1, Tv2 and Three are all in 1920 x 1080i Consistently.

 

 

 

 


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  #2222031 22-Apr-2019 10:25
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Rentakill:

 

For those interested.

 

Skys supposedly HD Channels are only running at a piss poor 1440 x 1080i.

 

Ive made the enquiry numerous times over the past few years and have on all occasions been fobbed off with the reply that's the "resolution that their suppliers supply the Programming in".

 

Funny enough - Skys Simulcast of TV1, Tv2 and Three are all in 1920 x 1080i Consistently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They used to be but the move to H.264 has now got them at true 1080i; bit rate from a movie recorded last night (Valerian something or other) is just a tad over 5mpbs at 1080i and looks quite good.  It used to be up at 9mbps so the change in codec across the board will likely have helped bring things down.


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  #2222035 22-Apr-2019 10:30
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HD channels have been using H.264 and DVB-S2 modulation since day 1, 2008 and after. 4 x half transponders providing 24 HD channels have been configured this way for some time. Sky have never transmitted HD channels using mpeg2.


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  #2222037 22-Apr-2019 10:36
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Ok but the res has increased to 1920 x 1080i but the bitrate has dropped from around 9 to ~5 mbps compared to some of the older recordings I have.


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  #2222045 22-Apr-2019 10:53
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how do you guys see the exact resolutions and bit rates for the sky channels?

 

I asked sky tv recently for these information and they only said 1080i and when i replied asking for the specifics that i asked for they didn't respond.

 

i only ever see 1080i on my av receiver and on the sky box


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  #2222056 22-Apr-2019 11:11
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I'm not using the Sky Box to watch Sky TV... I've got a valid sub for all the channels but the box sits turned on without the card inserted.


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  #2222065 22-Apr-2019 11:38
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Hi Benoire.

 

 

 

Just to confirm - I went through all the HD services on Sky this morning.

 

All of Sky's HD Services except (Tv1, TV 2 and Three, SM Greats and SM Extra) are running at 1440 x 1080i.

 

I dont know why SM Greats and SM Extra are running at 1920 x 1080i

 

Espn 1 and 2 are running at 1280 x 720p.

 

 

 

Ive added two Screen Shots Just for your interest.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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