Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1762 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 734

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 179203 31-Aug-2015 10:18
Send private message

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

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
24991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4880

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 1376915 31-Aug-2015 10:20
One person supports this post
Send private message

It is - but typically boxes offer 1080p output via upscaling.



5564 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 744

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1376916 31-Aug-2015 10:21
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1376920 31-Aug-2015 10:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

yeah satellite picture quality is garbage.

You're typing with Josh!
1327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118

Trusted
Dish TV
Subscriber

  Reply # 1376921 31-Aug-2015 10:26
Send private message

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.




Josh Hill
Dish TV Technologies 
New Zealand's leading supplier of Freeview products
www.dishtv.co.nz | Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Freeview Network Status here

 

No price hikes here!

 

 




1762 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 734

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1376940 31-Aug-2015 10:42
Send private message

Thanks all - slightly misleading advertising from the Warehouse, me thinks.

523 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153
Inactive user


  Reply # 1376942 31-Aug-2015 10:46
Send private message

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. 

367 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1376975 31-Aug-2015 11:33
Send private message


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)

Cheers










Gordy

523 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153
Inactive user


  Reply # 1376989 31-Aug-2015 11:40
Send private message

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)

Cheers




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

367 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1376995 31-Aug-2015 12:02
Send private message

Yes, I am incorrect, NZ terrestial is 1080i.




Gordy

1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 226

Subscriber

  Reply # 1377010 31-Aug-2015 12:14
Send private message

Gordy7: Yes, I am incorrect, NZ terrestial is 1080i.


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




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1377013 31-Aug-2015 12:19
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.

367 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1377014 31-Aug-2015 12:25
Send private message

Interesting, so even NZ terrestial TV must be upscaled/processed in a TV from 1080i to 1080p.









Gordy

19643 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377015 31-Aug-2015 12:29
Send private message

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.




Richard rich.ms

You're typing with Josh!
1327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118

Trusted
Dish TV
Subscriber

  Reply # 1377017 31-Aug-2015 12:30
Send private message

richms:
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




Josh Hill
Dish TV Technologies 
New Zealand's leading supplier of Freeview products
www.dishtv.co.nz | Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Freeview Network Status here

 

No price hikes here!

 

 


1710 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 226

Subscriber

  Reply # 1377021 31-Aug-2015 12:36
Send private message

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.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.