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Topic # 179203 31-Aug-2015 10:18
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See Freeview PVR offering from Warehouse. They are promoting 1080p pictures for Freeview from satellite  - is this correct? I  thought Freeview satellite is limited to 576?

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/redalert/product/1999120

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  Reply # 1376915 31-Aug-2015 10:20
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It is - but typically boxes offer 1080p output via upscaling.



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  Reply # 1376916 31-Aug-2015 10:21
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Freeview satellite is indeed 576. That box can possibly play 1080 files from a USB drive, but you'll never get that quality from Freeview-sourced content.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1376920 31-Aug-2015 10:23
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yeah satellite picture quality is garbage.

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  Reply # 1376921 31-Aug-2015 10:26
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Good Morning

Are you are referring to the satBox S8200?

While Freeview Satellite is not broadcast in HD our satBox can upscale and clean up the appearance of channels and looks a lot better than the scaller we have used for our previous products.




 

 

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  Reply # 1376940 31-Aug-2015 10:42
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Thanks all - slightly misleading advertising from the Warehouse, me thinks.

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  Reply # 1376942 31-Aug-2015 10:46
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dafman: Thanks all - slightly misleading advertising from the Warehouse, me thinks.


Surely it's up to the broadcasters to broadcast in 1080p or not. Nothing to do with the setup box.

Same with a freeview TV. Just because its advertised as 4K, it does not mean I'm going to be able to watch freeview in 4K. 

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  Reply # 1376975 31-Aug-2015 11:33
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The advert does mention upscaling, so I guess it is correct and offers 576i upscaling to 1080p in the satbox.

I was faced with the Freeview terrestrial (1080p) versus satellite (576i) a few years ago before I moved out to the styx.
I would have needed a very hi-gain antenna for terrestrial TV.

Before I moved, I compared 1080p terrestial to 576i satellite (upscaled by my 55 inch TV).

I could not see much difference. (seated about 4m from the TV).

Also noted that a lot of TV programs were not of 1080p quality anyway. (3 years ago)

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  Reply # 1376989 31-Aug-2015 11:40
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Gordy7:
The advert does mention upscaling, so I guess it is correct and offers 576i upscaling to 1080p in the satbox.

I was faced with the Freeview terrestrial (1080p) versus satellite (576i) a few years ago before I moved out to the styx.
I would have needed a very hi-gain antenna for terrestrial TV.

Before I moved, I compared 1080p terrestial to 576i satellite (upscaled by my 55 inch TV).

I could not see much difference. (seated about 4m from the TV).

Also noted that a lot of TV programs were not of 1080p quality anyway. (3 years ago)

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There is no 1080p terrestrial in NZ either, never has been. AFAIK its 1080i 

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  Reply # 1376995 31-Aug-2015 12:02
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Yes, I am incorrect, NZ terrestial is 1080i.




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  Reply # 1377010 31-Aug-2015 12:14
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Gordy7: Yes, I am incorrect, NZ terrestial is 1080i.


And on 3 channels only, i.e., One, 2 and 3, of course.




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on a kind of related node - we have been watching Man vs Food lately - weeknights on Food TV.

It's SD, on a 60" Plasma, and looked pretty average.

Checked Netflix - it's there, in sparkly 1080p and the first 2 seasons are all there for streaming.

The difference is night and day.

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  Reply # 1377014 31-Aug-2015 12:25
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Interesting, so even NZ terrestial TV must be upscaled/processed in a TV from 1080i to 1080p.









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  Reply # 1377015 31-Aug-2015 12:29
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wasabi2k: on a kind of related node - we have been watching Man vs Food lately - weeknights on Food TV.

It's SD, on a 60" Plasma, and looked pretty average.

Checked Netflix - it's there, in sparkly 1080p and the first 2 seasons are all there for streaming.

The difference is night and day.


I suggest you contact food tv and ask why they arent HD when the content is available in HD. expect useless canned response but the more people that bother them and tell them they dont watch because it looks aweful the more chance they may upgrade from 20ish year old technology for their broadcast.




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  Reply # 1377017 31-Aug-2015 12:30
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wasabi2k: on a kind of related node - we have been watching Man vs Food lately - weeknights on Food TV.

It's SD, on a 60" Plasma, and looked pretty average.

Checked Netflix - it's there, in sparkly 1080p and the first 2 seasons are all there for streaming.

The difference is night and day.


I suggest you contact food tv and ask why they arent HD when the content is available in HD. expect useless canned response but the more people that bother them and tell them they dont watch because it looks aweful the more chance they may upgrade from 20ish year old technology for their broadcast.


It should be SKY as well




 

 

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  Reply # 1377021 31-Aug-2015 12:36
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Gordy7: Interesting, so even NZ terrestial TV must be upscaled/processed in a TV from 1080i to 1080p.


Same amount of info in a 1080p24 stream as in a 1080i60/50 stream. TV programs are distributed as 1080i60/50 as that is how they are transmitted worldwide.




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