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Oblivian

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#37872 20-Jul-2009 21:35
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As it says, I'm sitting here with the beautiful picture from my Vantage HD (albeit contrast changing.. whole different issue) but getting zip, zero, nada out of the rears.

Also have this fine film on DVD and shot to the same location during an ad break only to find to my surprise.. most the music track comes out the rear surrounds. But NOT on the -T transmission.

Anyone else able to confirm I'm not mad. May help me figure out if my optical input is a bit off too

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  #237296 20-Jul-2009 22:02
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They are calling it HD5.1 on the TV3 website, however they are advertising it as HD stereo when an after ad break banner comes up.

I guess they got one wrong.

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  #237301 20-Jul-2009 22:17
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Gah! didn't spot the change. The opening banner certainly said 5.1!

Maybe they had some similar calls in the first section :)

I should have known though. The website still says Rove in HD too. Not since they moved its not.

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  #237303 20-Jul-2009 22:30
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I am using a Vantage HD6000T/NZ too. I find it's a pretty good unit. Sometimes a wee bit jumpy after fast fowarding or rewinding. What were you saying about the contrast changing?



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  #237310 20-Jul-2009 22:45
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No quirks so far. Except tonight when 3s image is deciding to stall now and then.

Anyway contrast.. I'm still working out if its a function of the HDMI in my TV or not, although fiddling with all the settings has same result.

When watching items with a large contrast of say white background and dark face, as the face turns and changes the overall area of white.. the face itself changes contrast. It can lead to a soft looking picture, or very dark. Even with all the optical picture contrast options off etc.

Similar with simpsons HD on sunday. Noticable in the background reds etc changing tone as the main characters moved about.

Other than that its been good. Now I only wish the raw recorded data was usable in the PC :)

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  #237315 20-Jul-2009 23:06
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Can't say I have noticed that type of contrast issue. Maybe it is a TV issue. I will keep an eye out, and maybe muck around with my TV settings at some point. Actually I recorded the Simpsons HD on Sunday so I will have a look and see if I notice anything.

Now, on the topic of playing the recorded data on a PC. I have tried a few things too. None have been very successful. One thing I did notice is that when I first got my Vantage unit, I recorded a few 20-40 second clips and they played fine after about 10 seconds of stuttering and green lines and what not. This was on MPC.

Any files over about 10-20 mins don't seem to want to play at all.
Would be nice if it was possible.

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  #237319 20-Jul-2009 23:21
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correct, had same issues.

It seems the TVNZ ones you can generally get a nice playback of image, but no soundtrack. However TV3 with the AC3 soundtrack appears convertable. Have a number of tools I've been trying and had mixed results.

Seems you need to first convert it to a .TS and add start/end of file flags since its raw data. But then I cant play it back as my PC doesn't cut 1080 :)

Cypheros TSDoctor is able to open the stream and add file flags. But not found anything to do a proper job of converting the TS into a MKV or other package with AAC+1:1 ratio video.

Now I can't remember what I used to get a working TV3 output file. It may have been HCEnc and HCGui

I was trolling through these apps to see if I could find one
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/digitaltv-dvb-hdtv

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  #237957 22-Jul-2009 16:29
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Oblivian: Gah! didn't spot the change. The opening banner certainly said 5.1!



Maybe they had some similar calls in the first section :)



I should have known though. The website still says Rove in HD too. Not since they moved its not.


I know it's probably old news now but I have just got home from a few days away and fired up the recording (DVB-T) of this movie on TV3 and the opening credits had HD Stereo in the bottom left hand corner.  I do agree that the guide and website are often incorrect about the formats.




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