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Topic # 25563 25-Aug-2008 17:48
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Was doing some test recording on TV2 and decided to record Stargate. I shared a fragment of the capture with somebody overseas who was jealous we had HD Stargate (not from the US to be sure). I said I don't think it's HD - just upscaled SD but the comment was it was pretty good.

What do folks think?




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  Reply # 159661 25-Aug-2008 18:36
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I saw it last Saturday will there was a down time on the Olympics and yes it did indeed look good.  Can't say for sure one way or the other as to whether it was HD or not but with upscaling  it's quite often hard to tall HD from SD originals..




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  Reply # 159674 25-Aug-2008 19:06
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I just looked at it again on a 56" TV. Looks pretty good and I think sharper than the NCIS on TV3 last night (that looks like it's filmed through a stocking!). Pity about the AAC audio though




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  Reply # 159704 25-Aug-2008 20:48
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lchiu7: I just looked at it again on a 56" TV. Looks pretty good and I think sharper than the NCIS on TV3 last night (that looks like it's filmed through a stocking!). Pity about the AAC audio though


Are you watching on an STB or via a PC?

Personally the quality of the HE-AACv2 audio on TV2 DVB-T is close to the MP2 audio on DVB-S. Ok so it isn't 5.1 but it isn't that bad as long as your decoder has full HE-AACv2 support.




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  Reply # 159707 25-Aug-2008 20:57
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lchiu7: I just looked at it again on a 56" TV. Looks pretty good and I think sharper than the NCIS on TV3 last night (that looks like it's filmed through a stocking!). Pity about the AAC audio though


Are you watching on an STB or via a PC?

Personally the quality of the HE-AACv2 audio on TV2 DVB-T is close to the MP2 audio on DVB-S. Ok so it isn't 5.1 but it isn't that bad as long as your decoder has full HE-AACv2 support.


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  Reply # 159711 25-Aug-2008 21:07
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I think all the HD shows on TV1 and TV2 have a little "HD" symbol top left.  Not sure about TV3.

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  Reply # 159723 25-Aug-2008 21:50
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andrewdixon1000: I think all the HD shows on TV1 and TV2 have a little "HD" symbol top left.  Not sure about TV3.

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Both of tonights TVNZ shows in HD had an additional logo.




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  Reply # 159740 25-Aug-2008 22:44
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andrewdixon1000: I think all the HD shows on TV1 and TV2 have a little "HD" symbol top left. Not sure about TV3.


and at the start of the shows on tv3 they show a little "HD" symbol next to the name of the show.


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  Reply # 159741 25-Aug-2008 22:54
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They also have the audio type next to the HD logo indicating 5.1 or regular stereo.

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  Reply # 160244 27-Aug-2008 18:40
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Hi there,

Big Stargate SG-1 fan here.   I'm not 100% about the stuff we're getting on TV2 - as I don't always catch it (have all ten seasons of the show on DVD)... but I know that the last season (and maybe the last few seasons) were filmed in HD... you get all that kind of information thru the audio commentaries on the DVDs.

So yeah, wouldn't surprise me if TV2 were showing the HD stuff.

I'll have to look out at the beginning of the next episode on Saturday - to see if the HD icon is there.

I've just bought a Freeview box, but am having problems recording - looking for help!!!

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  Reply # 161774 3-Sep-2008 10:16
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Looked at it laast Saturday.  No HD log so I guess it's SD upscaled..




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Reply # 161900 3-Sep-2008 16:48
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yeah, I worked that out last weekend too.  

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