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Topic # 27644 2-Nov-2008 21:04
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TV1 did DD for the Olympics and it was great. Once the Olympics were over they dropped it even though I am sure they have 5.1 programming source (most US TV shows they show in HD for example).

It can't be equipment so I am guessing that AAC-HE is a mandatory audio codec for NZ DVB-T transmissions but DD is optional. And perhaps they won't to carry another audio track in order to save bandwidth for all their other DVB-T channels like TV6 and TV7.

OTOH TV3 only has one channel (or is two?) and so have some bandwidth to spare and therefore don't mind carrying both audio tracks all the time (thank goodness).  Of course when their next channel goes up, who know what they will be doing.

Until then I guess I will support TV3 (they have the best OTA programming anyway) and only rarely watch TV1 and TV2.

What are others doing?  I am guessing those with working HTPC's that can handle AAC-HE audio or have purchased DVB-T tuners or have TV's tuners built in don't care so much but even then, the difference between a good 5.1 track and stereo is notable.




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  Reply # 175330 2-Nov-2008 21:42

Has TVNZ started their HD lineup? I thought they did the olympics and nothing since,

please correct me!



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  Reply # 175334 2-Nov-2008 21:57
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They have Criminal Minds on TV1, some Australian cop show, some Australian show about the Outback (McLeod's Daughters?) and possibly a few mothers. Also I think Private Practice. I don't watch any so am not so fussed but still...




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  Reply # 175344 2-Nov-2008 22:21
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you'd think they'd show the U17 football in HD, as most games are shown by Sky in HD.

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  Reply # 175352 2-Nov-2008 22:39
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lchiu7: TV1 did DD for the Olympics and it was great. Once the Olympics were over they dropped it even though I am sure they have 5.1 programming source (most US TV shows they show in HD for example).



Tried asking them directly?




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  Reply # 175356 2-Nov-2008 23:06
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Yes and got no reply at all. Well just an acknowledgement  of the request.




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