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Ultimate Geek

#115912 11-Apr-2013 16:10
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Anyone noticed Primes picture quality getting more pixelated or softer?
I have Freeview HD, other channels look fine, but I've noticed over the last month or so, the picture getting worse.
It has very little definition, even for a SD channel.
Is it just me? Or am I getting to used to HD channels and movies.


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  #797854 11-Apr-2013 16:15
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Maybe it's Sky's way of trying to get people onto Sky "HD"!

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  #797949 11-Apr-2013 18:43
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Perfectly OK here in Auckland off Waiatarua.
No pixellation and normal for SD.


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  #797955 11-Apr-2013 18:52
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Prime has always been a low bitrate vulgarity. It is low cost Kordia stream. Prime runs at 3 Mbps max. on terrestrial but looks more like a re-encode of the sat mpeg2 3 Mbps effort. Sky's SD channels have the color fidelity of dish water.

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  #797985 11-Apr-2013 19:14
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Its hopeless. unwatchable virtually. sd torrents look better


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  #798142 11-Apr-2013 22:45
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I find that Prime looks slightly less compressed than TV3 on Freeview Satellite, which really shows just how bad the Satellite service is compared with terrestrial.

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  #798178 12-Apr-2013 06:22
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Prime on Freeview|HD is shocking. It's right up there with Air NZ's IFE when it comes to the level of "unwatchable".

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  #798191 12-Apr-2013 07:53
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Yea Prime on Freeview UHF is not very good.

We don't watch much of it for that reason.


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  #798195 12-Apr-2013 08:16
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not only is it largely unwatchable but also unlistenable.

sub-mp3 audio quality.

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