Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
eracode
4541 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #514208 31-Aug-2011 08:53
Send private message

eracode: Is there any way to tell an actual 5.1 prog without putting your ear against one of the surround speakers?


I just realised that there is another way that I could tell whether a surround speaker is working or not - put my tongue across the terminals and no tongue-tingle = no signal. Easy, eh!




Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


Flippikat
136 posts

Master Geek


  #517043 5-Sep-2011 18:23
Send private message

Interesting, my Samsung set showed Dolby Digital just last night  on TV2  - and only during the movie.

All other times it's shown AC3 for TV1 & TV2.. so some switch must've been flicked briefly then.

 
 
 
 


ilovemusic
1315 posts

Uber Geek


  #517699 6-Sep-2011 18:33
Send private message

huh ?

dolby digital and ac3 are the same thing

dontpanic42
1574 posts

Uber Geek


  #519128 9-Sep-2011 20:32
Send private message

At least TV One have got it spot on with their RWC HD 5.1 coverage.
I could even hear a well mixed surround music track quite a few times during the opening ceremony.

The picture quality doesn't seem as crisp as say the Beijing Olympics, or the Football World Cup, but still pretty good.

Sadly, TV2 is still lacking audio wise.

ilovemusic
1315 posts

Uber Geek


  #519140 9-Sep-2011 21:25
Send private message

Aye, picture is pretty good here.

Only thing missing is any HD 5.1 channel bug like TV3 and incorrect EPG listing that didn't mention HD or 5.1.

lchiu7
5346 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #519171 9-Sep-2011 23:31
Send private message

I watched bits of the TV1 RWC coverage and it had 3 audio tracks, 2 AAC and one DD. Now it might possibly be my system but I heard nothing from the rear channels for the game.  This is from a realtime recording I was making on a PC and then playing it back from a Popcorn Hour in semi-real time.

And out of interest I was also using PlayTV on the PS3 and could not work out how to select one of the 3 audio tracks? Mine seemed to default to one of the AAC tracks.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


dontpanic42
1574 posts

Uber Geek


  #519176 9-Sep-2011 23:52
Send private message

lchiu7:
And out of interest I was also using PlayTV on the PS3 and could not work out how to select one of the 3 audio tracks? Mine seemed to default to one of the AAC tracks.


I think with PlayTV you have to set an overall audio format as the default audio format for all channels.
It's in the main options somewhere.

It definitely had 5 discrete audio channels during the game.
Very noticeable crowd noise in the rear channels, and separated commentary on the centre channel.

 
 
 
 


grolschie
739 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #519182 10-Sep-2011 00:38
Send private message

dontpanic42:
Very noticeable crowd noise in the rear channels


+1 

lchiu7
5346 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #519191 10-Sep-2011 07:33
Send private message

dontpanic42:
lchiu7:
And out of interest I was also using PlayTV on the PS3 and could not work out how to select one of the 3 audio tracks? Mine seemed to default to one of the AAC tracks.


I think with PlayTV you have to set an overall audio format as the default audio format for all channels.
It's in the main options somewhere.

It definitely had 5 discrete audio channels during the game.
Very noticeable crowd noise in the rear channels, and separated commentary on the centre channel.


In Playtv my only audio choices were stereo or multichannel.There were no specific Codec choices.

As for DD 5.1 I will have to check my recording again




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


fatjulio
90 posts

Master Geek


  #519196 10-Sep-2011 08:34
Send private message

It was interesting comparing audio and picture quality between TV1 and TV3 (the delayed replay). I'd recorded TV1 and was comparing to the TV3 broadcast on the fly. TV3 a clear winner for both picture and sound.

TVNZ seem to think edge enhancement is a good thing, it just makes the picture grainy. TV3's audio had more bass and treble, much clearer and punchier. TV1 was dull by comparison.

But that's the basic differences between the channels anyway, not just the rugby coverage.

old3eyes
8454 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #519213 10-Sep-2011 09:41
Send private message

I didn't hear anything crowd effects during the game from my TiVo on the sound speakers on the TVNZ feed. Was like listening to stereo but my HT amp said say DD5.1..




Regards,

Old3eyes


wilt64
246 posts

Master Geek


  #519215 10-Sep-2011 09:51
Send private message

old3eyes: I didn't hear anything crowd effects during the game from my TiVo on the sound speakers on the TVNZ feed. Was like listening to stereo but my HT amp said say DD5.1..



Both on Sky sports 1 and TV1 it was in full 5.1 with fantastic sound, on all 5 channels, tested on MySky HDi and PlayTV, I would agree the sound and picture on TV3 was better  





fatjulio
90 posts

Master Geek


  #519217 10-Sep-2011 10:12
Send private message

wilt64:
old3eyes: I didn't hear anything crowd effects during the game from my TiVo on the sound speakers on the TVNZ feed. Was like listening to stereo but my HT amp said say DD5.1..



Both on Sky sports 1 and TV1 it was in full 5.1 with fantastic sound, on all 5 channels, tested on MySky HDi and PlayTV, I would agree the sound and picture on TV3 was better  


How did Sky compare picture and sound wise to the others?

wilt64
246 posts

Master Geek


  #519219 10-Sep-2011 10:24
Send private message

fatjulio:
wilt64:
old3eyes: I didn't hear anything crowd effects during the game from my TiVo on the sound speakers on the TVNZ feed. Was like listening to stereo but my HT amp said say DD5.1..



Both on Sky sports 1 and TV1 it was in full 5.1 with fantastic sound, on all 5 channels, tested on MySky HDi and PlayTV, I would agree the sound and picture on TV3 was better  


How did Sky compare picture and sound wise to the others?


I thought Sky was good both sound and pic...to be honest it was slightly better than TV1...it looked like TV1 video was slightly compressed 





dontpanic42
1574 posts

Uber Geek


  #519232 10-Sep-2011 11:27
Send private message

lchiu7: In Playtv my only audio choices were stereo or multichannel.There were no specific Codec choices.
As for DD 5.1 I will have to check my recording again

I think 'Multichannel' is the one to go for to enable DD5.1. Although it does seem that PlayTV is somewhat lacking in fine tuning, especially when it comes to audio.

fatjulio: [snip] TV3 a clear winner for both picture and sound.

Really? I thought the TV One picture quality was vastly superior to the delayed TV3 coverage. Audio quality was about the same.

old3eyes: I didn't hear anything crowd effects during the game from my TiVo on the sound speakers on the TVNZ feed. Was like listening to stereo but my HT amp said say DD5.1..

Maybe TVNZ haven't quite got the AC3 audio flags set right and some systems aren't playing the audio as intended. I definitely had very distinct, discrete, and separated crowd noises and opening ceremony music coming from the rear surrounds.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09


Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03


Fitbit introduces Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch
Posted 26-Aug-2020 10:14



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.