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Topic # 31942 6-Apr-2009 00:25
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I noticed that freeview dvb-s has alot of artifacts lately especially in fast moving scenes, last week it looked alot better, now it looks like a bad sky channel, or a divx, almost unwatchable, just wondering if they lowered there bitrate.

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  Reply # 205469 6-Apr-2009 06:35
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What channel(s)?


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  Reply # 205482 6-Apr-2009 09:43
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I noticed that freeview dvb-s has alot of artifacts lately especially in fast moving scenes, last week it looked alot better, now it looks like a bad sky channel, or a divx, almost unwatchable, just wondering if they lowered there bitrate.


TVNZ have decreased the bitrates on TVOne and TV 2 while they test their regional feeds of TV One. This has resulted in a reduced picture quality on DVB-S.

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  Reply # 205484 6-Apr-2009 09:45
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I haven't noticed any difference but then I'm only watching on a 29" CRT and not LCD or plasma where you will notice it a lot more.




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  Reply # 205486 6-Apr-2009 09:53
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I hope it doesn't stay like this, It's utterly horrible.



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Reply # 205596 6-Apr-2009 17:33
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Thanks i spent the weekend trying to figure out if it was somthing at my end.Laughing

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  Reply # 205599 6-Apr-2009 17:46
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paradoxsm: I hope it doesn't stay like this, It's utterly horrible.


Speak to TVNZ about it. They need to know that people have noticed.




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  Reply # 205603 6-Apr-2009 17:53
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Stratos is now the best channel for low artifacts.

so much for crystal clear digital quality, looks like square crystal quality.

Do you know what day they started doing lower bitrate?


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  Reply # 205696 7-Apr-2009 09:46
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I am writing to TVNZ to complain. They might be in breach of the Freeview Service Provider Code of Practice which tells TV companies what they should do. Section 1g says:

"It is important that the service is
technically sound to avoid the viewer
perception that the service offering
from Freeview is substandard."

The fact that TVNZ only offers its HD service on satellite via Sky is probably off-topic...

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  Reply # 205715 7-Apr-2009 11:17
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I notcied it during Nip/Tuck last night, pixlilated a lot during that.




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  Reply # 205723 7-Apr-2009 12:19
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All those people receiving freeview via satellite need to go to the TVNZ website and make a complaint about the drop in bitrate otherwise we might get stuck with a crappy picture from tv1 & 2
heres the contact address http://tvnz.co.nz/content/869443

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  Reply # 205725 7-Apr-2009 12:40
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Will do now.






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  Reply # 205837 7-Apr-2009 19:18
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ArnoldGoat: The fact that TVNZ only offers its HD service on satellite via Sky is probably off-topic...



Is this fta do you have transponder?

I also complained through tvnz web feeback about bitrate

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  Reply # 205877 7-Apr-2009 22:20
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This is definitely a step-backwards in PQ in my opinion. :-/


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Reply # 206113 8-Apr-2009 23:43
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Thanks for the site link, what a wealth of information! I have my Dreambox on holiday at present, back to the sky decoder as there is no difference now!.....

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