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Artifacts

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Spies, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Spies

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    Anyone ever get artifacts recorded such as those shown here:

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    They only appear occasionly but I'm wanting to know whether anyone else experiences them so I can rule out my hardware.

    By the way, I don't mean the interlacing.
     
  2. Fernsehman

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    Do you mean the stars or the snowflakes or the ghosted yellow face?
     
  3. Spies

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    The flakes, they aren't meant to be there, they're like chequered macroblocks.
     
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    Welcome to the supposed world of "digital is better".

    I have yet to see any digital satellite picture beat a good analogue reception picture.

    With my Sky+ boxes I see all sorts of issues:

    blockiness
    sparkling
    dropped frames
     
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    The snowflakes look like low Signal Quality issues, probably related to the weather. What's your Signal Quality look like on the second (recording) LNB in the SetUp Menu?

    Did you get two full runs of low loss satellite coax or did they use the half-width wire (two pairs twisted into one) when installing?

    The "ghosted yellow face" is evidence of the NTSC video to PAL video conversion process: i.e. US show being played on British system.

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