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Topic # 25546 25-Aug-2008 08:07
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Now the Olympics are over we would expect TV1 to broadcast regular shows in HD if they have them. Just wondering if anybody has the scoop on TV2 HD plans? It would be good if they also did AC-3 as a secondary since it means many of us won't have to deal with the AAC audio which causes problems for those of us with HTPC setups




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  Reply # 159466 25-Aug-2008 08:18
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Acording to the DTT EPG, Private Practice tonite is in HD though there is no sign of AC3 as at last nite..




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  Reply # 159479 25-Aug-2008 09:27
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lchiu7: Now the Olympics are over we would expect TV1 to broadcast regular shows in HD if they have them. Just wondering if anybody has the scoop on TV2 HD plans? It would be good if they also did AC-3 as a secondary since it means many of us won't have to deal with the AAC audio which causes problems for those of us with HTPC setups
From what I've heard, there will be a very minimal amount of HD shows transmitted by TVNZ until sometime early next year when the new playout infrastructure is completed.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 159513 25-Aug-2008 11:18
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That's not good if it's the case. On the Freeview preview channel TVNZ were showing Criminal Minds, Pushing Up Daisies, Ugly Betty (I think) as being in HD. Of course I don't watch any of these so that's no good for me. And there is an Aussie cop show on also?




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  Reply # 159538 25-Aug-2008 12:30
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lchiu7: That's not good if it's the case. On the Freeview preview channel TVNZ were showing Criminal Minds, Pushing Up Daisies, Ugly Betty (I think) as being in HD. Of course I don't watch any of these so that's no good for me. And there is an Aussie cop show on also?


I believe  that's on  TVNZ1 tonite..  But the outlook for HD  in this country is pretty lean looking with the average of one program per channel per nite..




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  Reply # 159978 26-Aug-2008 20:52
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That made me wonder. TV3 and now TV1 when they went HD broadcast on another channel (it would seem). For TV3 it ws TV3 (AC-3) and for TV1 it was TVOne (AC-3). I wonder when TV2 goes HD they will also have a separate AC-3 channel (or is it just a different audio channel on the same main channel?)




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  Reply # 160008 26-Aug-2008 23:00
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lchiu7: That made me wonder. TV3 and now TV1 when they went HD broadcast on another channel (it would seem). For TV3 it ws TV3 (AC-3) and for TV1 it was TVOne (AC-3). I wonder when TV2 goes HD they will also have a separate AC-3 channel (or is it just a different audio channel on the same main channel?)


TV2 have started their HD broadcasts, the first one wast Private Practise last night. At present they still only tranmis 2 ch HE-AAC audio




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  Reply # 160025 27-Aug-2008 04:45
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lchiu7: That made me wonder. TV3 and now TV1 when they went HD broadcast on another channel (it would seem). For TV3 it ws TV3 (AC-3) and for TV1 it was TVOne (AC-3).
These werent separate channels. They were just an extra audio stream on the existing channel.



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  Reply # 160033 27-Aug-2008 07:04
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lchiu7: That made me wonder. TV3 and now TV1 when they went HD broadcast on another channel (it would seem). For TV3 it ws TV3 (AC-3) and for TV1 it was TVOne (AC-3).
These werent separate channels. They were just an extra audio stream on the existing channel.


That's what I thought but it does show up as a separate channel during a channel scan.




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  Reply # 160041 27-Aug-2008 08:01
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For historic reasons GB-PVR's scan shows each combination of audio/video stream as a separate option in the scan results so you can select your preference. Its not really a different channel though, and behind the scenes its not treated as a separate channel.



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  Reply # 160047 27-Aug-2008 08:15
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Probably should post this in the gbpvr forum but i did find I once recorded the wrong channel (gbpvr) recording TVOne rather than TVOne (AC3). The resulting recording had no AC-3 track (and this was the Olympics opening) and that was somewhat annoying since the only way I could hear the audio was to use a PC versus my preferred PCH




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  Reply # 160068 27-Aug-2008 09:42
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lchiu7: Probably should post this in the gbpvr forum but i did find I once recorded the wrong channel (gbpvr) recording TVOne rather than TVOne (AC3). The resulting recording had no AC-3 track (and this was the Olympics opening) and that was somewhat annoying since the only way I could hear the audio was to use a PC versus my preferred PCH
Assuming you're using the current GB-PVR release, then it wouldnt have mattered if you recorded "TVOne" or "TVOne (AC3)", and both would have result in a file containing extactly the same data. Both would have just result in the app recording program "1200" from frequency "X". For transport stream recording it records all the streams related to a channel ("1200" in this case), so would have contained the H.264 video stream, HE-AAC audio stream, AC3 audio stream, DVB Subtitle stream, MHEG-5 Stream, Teletext stream and any other data streams associated.

You can use tools like TSReader to see what streams are contained within the recordings.

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