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  Reply # 511845 25-Aug-2011 13:42
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jayd: Look like (Sounds like) TVNZ has now gone 5.1. My amp Lit up like a Xmas tree at 1pm! Lets hope its not just short term testing.


Cool, I will check tonight, is it One and 2?





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  Reply # 511854 25-Aug-2011 13:53
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Yes both One and TV2. Obviously no true 5.1 at this time of the day, just 2.1 in the 5.1 wrapper. Wonder how much true 5.1 stuff they will have to showoff.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 511863 25-Aug-2011 14:05
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Yep, definitely Dolby Digital off the West Auckland DVB-T transmitter:

Input #0, mpegts, from '/srv/myth/d1/1001_20110825140200.mpg':
  Duration: 03:13:25.14, start: 47585.727256, bitrate: 115 kb/s
  Program 1
    Stream #0.0[0xfa]: Video: h264, yuv420p, 1920x1080 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 70 fps, 50 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x12c](eng): Data: [17][0][0][0] / 0x0011
    Stream #0.2[0x131](ita): Data: [17][0][0][0] / 0x0011
    Stream #0.3[0x191](eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 384 kb/s
    Stream #0.4[0x3ea]: Data: [11][0][0][0] / 0x000B
    Stream #0.5[0x3f2](eng): Subtitle: [6][0][0][0] / 0x0006
    Stream #0.6[0x3fc](eng): Subtitle: dvbsub

(From Celeb Masterchef)
 

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  Reply # 511864 25-Aug-2011 14:08
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Wohooo!!!!

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  Reply # 511868 25-Aug-2011 14:14
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jayd: Wonder how much true 5.1 stuff they will have to showoff.


I just grabbed the Freeview MHEG5 EPG and they haven't formatted the Dolby Digital logo against any of the TV1/TV2 programmes.  But it's certainly good news.

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  Reply # 511890 25-Aug-2011 14:56
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Hallelujah!!

DD5.1 down here in Dunners! Yay!

The audio doesn't seem as "bright" as TV3, but it's still light-years ahead of AAC-HE.
In fact, TV2 with Neighbours at the moment still sounds decidedly flat and dull, but it's still AC3. It sorta sounds like AAC-HE remuxed into AC3.

EDIT: TV One sounds fine.

Fringe tonight on TV2 will be a good test.


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  Reply # 511897 25-Aug-2011 15:16
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dontpanic42: It sorta sounds like AAC-HE remuxed into AC3.



That's gonna be the test.

A bit like you can't take a crap MP3, write it to a CD and call it great again cos you've squished it into a new format.

Definitely a step in the right direction, but like TV3 I'll probably only switch to it for actual DD 5.1 source material.

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  Reply # 511932 25-Aug-2011 16:16
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dontpanic42: Hallelujah!!

DD5.1 down here in Dunners! Yay!

The audio doesn't seem as "bright" as TV3, but it's still light-years ahead of AAC-HE.
In fact, TV2 with Neighbours at the moment still sounds decidedly flat and dull, but it's still AC3. It sorta sounds like AAC-HE remuxed into AC3.

EDIT: TV One sounds fine.

Fringe tonight on TV2 will be a good test.



As will Chuck a couple of hours before Fringe.

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  Reply # 511992 25-Aug-2011 17:46
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Comfirm 1 and 2 on DVB-T 5.1 and no 5.1 on SKY as yey...





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  Reply # 512078 25-Aug-2011 20:26
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Looks good. Now their HD movies may sound better. Pity my TiVo just died..




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  Reply # 512159 25-Aug-2011 22:30
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Chuck was plain ol' 2.0

Fringe probably will be too.

:(

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  Reply # 512275 26-Aug-2011 09:47
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ilovemusic: Chuck was plain ol' 2.0

Fringe probably will be too.

:(


Yeah they have the capability finally, now they just have to buy the product with 5.1 audio.

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  Reply # 512313 26-Aug-2011 10:24
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As previously mentioned, TV One Dolby Digital audio is crystal clear.
However, TV2 Dolby Digital audio just sounds like a lackluster 64kbps internet radio stream. THB, it's worse than the AAC-HE stream.
Fringe last night just sounded dull and lifeless, and it's the same with whatever infomercials are playing at the moment.

Is anyone else hearing what I'm hearing, or is it just me?

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  Reply # 512315 26-Aug-2011 10:28
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dontpanic42: As previously mentioned, TV One Dolby Digital audio is crystal clear.
However, TV2 Dolby Digital audio just sounds like a lackluster 64kbps internet radio stream. THB, it's worse than the AAC-HE stream.
Fringe last night just sounded dull and lifeless, and it's the same with whatever infomercials are playing at the moment.

Is anyone else hearing what I'm hearing, or is it just me?


Yes I did notice that as well, at the moment TV3 is by far the best thought TV1 did not sound that great either Just hope TVNZ get their act together and start broadcasting more stuff in HD in particular movies....TV3 are totally the winners at the moment...





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  Reply # 512645 26-Aug-2011 19:03
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Looks like TVNZ is not broadcasting in DD5.1 yet but Stereo until some time next week.

http://www.screenscribe.tv/channels/tvnz-soon-to-reveal-when-it-will-go-5-1-and-still-backs-tivo/





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