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  Reply # 159932 26-Aug-2008 16:33
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I switched through to TVNZ to see their new HD shows.  TV One lit up the AC3 light on my surround amplifier, but as you have already noted I think it was just broadcasting 2 channel.  TV 2 did not.  

Bourne Identity was positively criminal not to broadcast HD with 5.1. Why would they not do this!  It doesn't make sense.

TV Three show the HD logo only after the adverts at the start of each show sequence, I must admit I dont like the TV logos on the screen all the time but if we must have them then adding useful info like HD and DD5.1 would be great.  TV One obviously only do this for Freeview so I assume this info is added at the transmitter?

The MHEG EPG tells you which shows are in HD and also if it carries a dolby digital sound stream.  Its a bit of a pain searching through it for this data, I hope that the Herald listings start showing this, or maybe that cool application from Orsome for the iPhone and iTouch could have it.




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  Reply # 159941 26-Aug-2008 17:39
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smbunn:

I switched through to TVNZ to see their new HD shows.  TV One lit up the AC3 light on my surround amplifier, but as you have already noted I think it was just broadcasting 2 channel.  TV 2 did not.  

Bourne Identity was positively criminal not to broadcast HD with 5.1. Why would they not do this!  It doesn't make sense.

TV Three show the HD logo only after the adverts at the start of each show sequence, I must admit I dont like the TV logos on the screen all the time but if we must have them then adding useful info like HD and DD5.1 would be great.  TV One obviously only do this for Freeview so I assume this info is added at the transmitter?

The MHEG EPG tells you which shows are in HD and also if it carries a dolby digital sound stream.  Its a bit of a pain searching through it for this data, I hope that the Herald listings start showing this, or maybe that cool application from Orsome for the iPhone and iTouch could have it.



TV3 would probably be using their existing copy of Bourne Identity which won't be a HD copy.

TVNZ adds the DOG (logo) just before the encoder and as they have differnent encoders for HD and SD it is quite easy to play with the logos for HD broadcasts. Also at the moment they have sepeate HD and SD playout equipment.

Steve




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 159951 26-Aug-2008 18:24
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The TV3.co.nz website has HD and 5.1 logo's beside shows but TVNZ doesn't (yet).

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