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  # 664120 30-Jul-2012 17:32
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vexxxboy: there are now 2 prime channels on Sky , one is in HD with 5.1 sound (channel 444)

Yes, that's right.  Or if you are running a 3rd party receiver of some kind:

- 12268MHz
- 22500 Symbol Rate
- FEC 2/3

I'm listening to the 5:30 news now and the sound is fine.  Listening to the AC3 Stereo Downmix on 2.1 speakers, so obviously can't tell if there are any issues with the centre or rear channels.

PaddyPatPat:


I tuned in to some of the Day 2 highlights just now and the sound was fine, so maybe they got it sorted.


Did you record the Day 2 highlights per chance? I'd be interested in hearing whether you notice anything strange occurring while Clint is talking between the road cycling and equestrian. 

Last night Clint sounded fine during the highlights, but I didn't record them.





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  # 664167 30-Jul-2012 19:49
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ilovemusic, can you take a listen now and tell me if the audio is any better than before?

Cheers.

 
 
 
 




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  # 664335 31-Jul-2012 00:04
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The same awfulness continues.

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  # 664337 31-Jul-2012 00:06
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ilovemusic: The same awfulness continues.


"Same awfulness" as in...?

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  # 664776 31-Jul-2012 17:13
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PaddyPatPat: I'd be interested in hearing whether you notice anything strange occurring while Clint is talking ... 

I heard a lot of inaccurate rubbish while Clint was talking, but that's just Clint. The sound quality was fine.

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  # 664976 31-Jul-2012 21:47

Audio is 'wow'ing a lot right now. Lots of pitch changing making it sound like the presenters have a lump in their throats!




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  # 665118 1-Aug-2012 07:58

hdinsider: Audio is 'wow'ing a lot right now. Lots of pitch changing making it sound like the presenters have a lump in their throats!

During the anthems in the medal ceremonies it's diabolical. If we hopefully get to hear 'God Defend New Zealand' at some point, they better fix it first.




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  # 665432 1-Aug-2012 14:06
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What do you mean by "wowing"?

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  # 665435 1-Aug-2012 14:07
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And you mean the whole audio is changing, not just the commentators? How are you listening to the audio? Freeview or Sky? 5.1 or stereo?

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  # 665754 1-Aug-2012 22:03

Wowing on both Freeview platforms in stereo. Not listening to Sky. Wowing is a term describing a varying in pitch. Like an old fashioned tape recording speeding up and slowing down. It's happening on program and commercials. I have a Panasonic dtt recorder and a Hyundai Sat decoder. Same on both. In HDMI and via optical pcm.




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  # 665758 1-Aug-2012 22:12
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Sounds really bad tonight. Freeview uhf off Fitzherbert in Wellington. Sounds like a bad skype call, lots of warbles both adds and the Olympics.

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  # 665773 1-Aug-2012 22:22
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Thanks for the descriptions. 

In return, I was just listening to one of the semi-final rowing races. What I could hear was a 12-14KHz squeel and a low bitrate commentary coming off my terrestrial freeview through a PSIII (using a PlayTV) box.

I'm not getting any of the warbling or wowing as described at all.

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  # 665787 1-Aug-2012 23:04
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PaddyPatPat: I'm not getting any of the warbling or wowing as described at all.




Aahhhaa! Warbling. heard it. Cheers.

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  # 665789 1-Aug-2012 23:12

Oh no, sorry. Now you'll hear it all the time and it will ruin your olympics...




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hdinsider: Wowing on both Freeview platforms in stereo. Not listening to Sky. Wowing is a term describing a varying in pitch. Like an old fashioned tape recording speeding up and slowing down. It's happening on program and commercials. I have a Panasonic dtt recorder and a Hyundai Sat decoder. Same on both. In HDMI and via optical pcm.

I think it must be the Freeview feed only because Prime HD has been perfect, and I've been listening to it on and off since Saturday.  One look at the freeview SD channel made me switch back in a hurry.  What an awful blurry mess ... even the Prime logo at top right shows compression artifacts!

Prime HD is SO much cleaner to look at and the background shows good detail even during fast camera pans.  On freeview, the background is just a shuddering blurry mess until the camera stays still for a bit.

I am so not looking forward to losing Prime HD after the Olympics.  Every time they do a promo or a wrap of highlights it's only in SD and looks horrible compared to the live coverage.  Their Auckland studio feed looks to be in HD as well, which is good to see.





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