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  Reply # 2068523 6-Aug-2018 11:13
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lchiu7: If you had read the article about all the technical challenges the BBC had in streaming the World Cup in 4K then you would have seen that despite having a fast fibre connection to your home, that is only the tail end of the distribution. The BBC had to limit the streams to 60K users they said.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/5c5b8f80-891d-4b51-babd-8814c1511b4e

 

"We decided we’d be comfortable with a maximum number of around 60,000 concurrent UHD viewers, but that the number would be continually re-assessed during the tournament depending on overall performance. We also estimated there were maybe 2 million devices that might be capable of playing the UHD streams, hence the warnings about the streams being available on a first come, first served basis."

 

If you can receive the OTA signal, then that's got to be a more reliable delivery mechanism and not relying on such much infrastructure.

 

 

Conversely, Sky/Vodafone's TV over fibre offering shows that it's possible to distribute to many customers via multicast. You don't get on-demand features this way, but for live broadcasts it removes most of the strain from the network.


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  Reply # 2068527 6-Aug-2018 11:19
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Just performed a re-scan on my Samsung TV (late 2015) and found the UHD channel 201.

 

Picture was slightly more detailed, not overly sharp but seems to have less noise. Some 4K Youtube looks sharper, but maybe due to 'sharpening' filter on the source.


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  Reply # 2068548 6-Aug-2018 12:08
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Now we need the same here in Wellington. 


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  Reply # 2069114 7-Aug-2018 09:18
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Hi guys. I'm the author of a Windows TV app called NextPVR. I'd like to try these signals out, to check they're compatible with my app, but unfortunately I'm in Wellington.

 

Is there someone up there that could capture 1 minute file transport stream, and put it somewhere like dropbox or onedrive, and let me know the download link? On Windows you easily capture it using the evaluation version of TSCapture from http://tscapture.com (which is another app I wrote).


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  Reply # 2069287 7-Aug-2018 13:58
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Hi guys. I'm the author of a Windows TV app called NextPVR. I'd like to try these signals out, to check they're compatible with my app, but unfortunately I'm in Wellington.

 

Is there someone up there that could capture 1 minute file transport stream, and put it somewhere like dropbox or onedrive, and let me know the download link? On Windows you easily capture it using the evaluation version of TSCapture from http://tscapture.com (which is another app I wrote).

 

 

PM me if no one responded, I've got MediaPortal on my home pc that records .ts file.


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  Reply # 2072662 13-Aug-2018 13:45
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Is anyone able to link to a MediaInfo full text output for a 1min or so sample? Am interested to know some technical details about what is being broadcast.


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