Astra HD channel - is it on ?

Chris Muriel

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Was on when I checked last night - same place as before.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
 

zAndy1

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Which channel is this then (and where)? Presume we're not talking about Euro1080 here...

Andy
 

RecordablDVDfan

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No it's the Astra HD promo channel on 12,441 V though checking just now it does'nt seem to be active unless the freq is different now perhaps..
 

Chris Muriel

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I have posted this in other threads on here before so I assumed you knew it.

It's 12441 V , 27500 3/4 , VPID133 , APID 134 , PCRPID 80.
It's also listed on Lyngsat as "Astra HD Promo".

Much of the material is from a Pioneer HD recording (which they run continuously in reception at Pioneer's Wakefield site).

It's there right now (I just checked) and was there last night.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
 

Chris Muriel

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Using a 3.08 GHz P4 and choice of 2 PCI satellite cards - Broadlogic BL2030 and Twinhan VP1020.
Tuning software is DVBapps : www.dvbapps.com (Hans, the author is a friend of mine).
You should also get it with ProgDVB and your SS2 card.
Note that it uses a non-standard (but perfectly legal) PCR PID of 50 hex (80 decimal).
I don't use ProgDVB or DVBviewer but I suspect you need to find out how to manually input the correct PCR PID.
I just examined the transport stream with TSreader
(www.coolstf.com/tsreader written by Rod, another personal friend and a Brit at that although he now lives in Maryland).
There's nothing particularly odd about the TS and no continuity errors.

If your PC setup is powerful enough to receive Euro1080, you should also get the Astra HD tests. Current bitrate for the video stream is about 19.5 Mbps.

Hope this helps.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
 

RecordablDVDfan

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Originally posted by Chris Muriel

If your PC setup is powerful enough to receive Euro1080, you should also get the Astra HD tests. Current bitrate for the video stream is about 19.5 Mbps.

Hope this helps.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
Yes I get Euro1080 almost ok. I was using DVB EXplorer to view the Astra HD channel a few months ago but now for some reason this prog just exits when trying to scan or set params - re-install makes no difference
 

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