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#60653 29-Apr-2010 16:58
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Hi all

For those that have access to both Freeview satellite and terrestrial: which feeds are the best quality? In other words, when you want to record something from (for example) Prime where the resolution is the same on DVB-T and DVB-S, which version would be the best (highest bitrate, best audio) to record (or is there no difference)?

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  #324835 29-Apr-2010 17:06
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Well for people with HDTV's I would imagine DVB-T as it is HD, where as DVB-s is SD hence would be stretched.

On a SD Tv I would imagine their wouldn't be much difference


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  #324838 29-Apr-2010 17:10
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Only TV One, 2 and 3 are HD. For those channels it is obvious. All other channels are SD on both platforms, hence my question...

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  #324842 29-Apr-2010 17:15
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Aren't there audio differences between DVB-S/T?

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  #324879 29-Apr-2010 18:15

bazzer: Aren't there audio differences between DVB-S/T?

Yep. We have the Hyundai combo PVR and we watch the DVB-S version of C4 rather than the DVB-T. I reckon if the source is 576i on both DVB-S/T, then perhaps consider recording the DVB-S version. The HE-AAC sound on some DVB-T channels sounds bad to me. Sometimes I find it better to watch the DVB-S version of TV2 if it's something we're likely to want to crank up louder. The AC3 on TV3 DVB-T can sound really good. Just my $0.02, and YMMV.

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