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Master Geek

  Reply # 52866 17-Nov-2006 19:58
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TV3 is better over Sky than antenna. Over the antenna they post-process the signal, giving an effect similar to Philips' Pixel Plus - it gives Jennifer Anniston feckles, for example.

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  Reply # 54943 7-Dec-2006 16:37
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How are people finding the digital audio? I find using either the optical output or the digital coax audio that it "pops out" on peaks on the Sky Sports channels on live events such as cricket or rugby. My analogue audio is fine. When Dolby Digital is finally enabled it will soud shocking with the "pop out" audio dropouts. Have tried selecting both dolby and Mpeg but the audio is the same. Possibly my My Sky decoder is faulty. But thought I'd find out if other people have a similar problem before I try talking to Customer Services

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Master Geek

  Reply # 54945 7-Dec-2006 16:43
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hi Pete, I get exactly the same problems with digital audio on the Sports channels. I've gone back to using the analog signal but I did notice watching the Ashes Test last week it was back with a vengeance for the cricket but the ad breaks in between were fine so I think it was just that broadcast from Australia. Made it hard to watch though. Every time it was edged off a pad it sounded like the bat ;)

I've not had iut on digital audio for a few weeks now so I don't know if it's gotten better, I guess not from the sounds of your experiences.

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  Reply # 54947 7-Dec-2006 16:57
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Seems it may be a problem with their digital audio when peak audio is not monitored properly. The digital audio is ok on all the other channels. Strange that the digital audio is ok on commercials which are often pumped out at a higher level that the sports broadcast. When I first got My Sky the digital audio was ok. I first noticed the dropouts near the end of the Super 14 season.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 54949 7-Dec-2006 17:44
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Well I switched back to analog audio out of of my Sky Decoder and the Ashes Test from Adelaide was the first thing I've seen where the pops and bleeps were back in it so I can only assume for that particular broadcast it was beamed over here with the digital dropouts already in it then re-encoded for broadcast here? I'm guessing but it's the only thing I can think of that'd give that problem. Hopefully they'll fix up the digital audio options before they start doing 5.1 stuff!

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  Reply # 56522 29-Dec-2006 09:33
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Called Sky Customer Services yesterday to find out when Dolby Digital 5.1 audio would be enabled. The CSR was completely confused and said that you only get surround sound when you go to Hoyts cinemas! Persuaded the CSR to check with her supervisor. After a long wait was told surround sound would happen when Sky switched to Optus D1. Told the CSR that this had already happened. Her repsonse was "Do you work for Sky or something?" Listening via digital audio to the 3 Sky Sport channels yesterday I didn't hear any annoying "clicks". Has the fault been fixed? Does this mean that Dolby Digital 5.1 is just around the corner of 2007? 

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