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Topic # 198845 25-Jul-2016 14:23
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Stuff is reporting Freeview is thinking about upgrading to DVB-S2, also making mention that the life of Optus D1 and D2 will come to an end in 2021. It does not feel that long ago when D1 was launched!

 

Not sure how they would manage the changeover with a lot of people needing new boxes.

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/82441676/HD-version-of-Freeviews-satellite-television-service-on-the-horizon?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


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Reply # 1598234 25-Jul-2016 14:51
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guy from DishTV posts here said all Freeview certified satellite receivers have to now be S2 capable.  So I guess that by the time its needed most will have been upgraded by then and ready


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  Reply # 1598240 25-Jul-2016 15:03
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About time there are just some areas where UHF is a no go. Only option for "HD" for me for a long time was Sky.


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  Reply # 1598244 25-Jul-2016 15:07
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"couple of years" - leaving it pretty late in the game IMHO, everyones (apart from the "old" crowd) gotten use to streaming 720/1080 content anyway.

 

What would be cheaper for Freeview - switching the DVBS to HD, or popping up more HD transmitters ?

 

 





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  Reply # 1598275 25-Jul-2016 15:38
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Will they need DVB-T anymore if this happens?


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  Reply # 1598287 25-Jul-2016 15:52
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Maybe if someone takes a few potshots* at it it could fall out of orbit a bit sooner.

 

* note that I do not in any way wish to encourage or condone the use of firearms against our orbiting electronic friends.





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  Reply # 1598318 25-Jul-2016 16:24
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rb99:

 

Maybe if someone takes a few potshots* at it it could fall out of orbit a bit sooner.

 

* note that I do not in any way wish to encourage or condone the use of firearms against our orbiting electronic friends.

 



lol I wander what sort of firearm would be required to make a shot like that as a .338 LM is only accurate to 1.5km...





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  Reply # 1598319 25-Jul-2016 16:27
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1080p is pretty old tech. When will they go 4k?


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  Reply # 1598396 25-Jul-2016 17:43
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hyperman:

 

rb99:

 

Maybe if someone takes a few potshots* at it it could fall out of orbit a bit sooner.

 

* note that I do not in any way wish to encourage or condone the use of firearms against our orbiting electronic friends.

 



lol I wander what sort of firearm would be required to make a shot like that as a .338 LM is only accurate to 1.5km...

 

 

Didn't think of that - maybe just abandon the firearms bit and just chuck some actual pot at it ?





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  Reply # 1598462 25-Jul-2016 19:13
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surfisup1000:

 

1080p is pretty old tech. When will they go 4k?

 

 

Years. There isn't enough content being produced to warrant that switch right now.


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  Reply # 1598464 25-Jul-2016 19:18
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surfisup1000:

 

1080p is pretty old tech. When will they go 4k?

 

 

We dont even get 1080p yet - its interlaced because that really makes sense when every flat panel ever made is progressive.





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  Reply # 1598476 25-Jul-2016 19:55
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The switchover could be interesting...




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  Reply # 1598480 25-Jul-2016 20:00
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ZollyMonsta: The switchover could be interesting...

 

A have always thought that the minimum lifespan of broadcast products should be decided at launch time. Some people will be quite unreasonable and expect it to last as long as analog TV did, whereas others like me wouldnt be too unhappy to be doing a reciever refresh every few years if it meant better content.





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  Reply # 1598482 25-Jul-2016 20:03
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What's the big deal with HD? Only channels 1, 2 and 3 are broadcast on terrestrial in HD.


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  Reply # 1598483 25-Jul-2016 20:05
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DarthKermit:

 

What's the big deal with HD? Only channels 1, 2 and 3 are broadcast on terrestrial in HD.

 

 

Have you seen how bad the SD on freeview satellite looks like? S2 would give them much needed more bandwidth, but I assume that as usual they will back one generation too old and will still have h264 for the video instead of h265.





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  Reply # 1598489 25-Jul-2016 20:15
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richms:

 

DarthKermit:

 

What's the big deal with HD? Only channels 1, 2 and 3 are broadcast on terrestrial in HD.

 

 

Have you seen how bad the SD on freeview satellite looks like? S2 would give them much needed more bandwidth, but I assume that as usual they will back one generation too old and will still have h264 for the video instead of h265.

 

 

No, not lately. We don't have any satellite services at home. I'll check it out at a mate's place.


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