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Current HDTV Satellite Broadcasts FYI

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by colonel_butt, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. colonel_butt

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    Hi Definition channels on the following satellites,

    Hellas 39E - 1 channel
    Astra 3Q 23.5E - 3 channels
    Astra 1 at 19.2E - 1 channel
    Hotbird 13E - 1 channel
    Atlantic Bird 3 5W - 1 channel
    Hispasat 30W - 1 channel
    Sirius 5E - 2 channels
    Eutelsat – 1 channel

    All channels were free to air - in the clear - except the one on Astra. That
    needed the card that comes with the Qualitv receiver.

    4.2.2 channels

    Eutelsat 7E - 14 channels
    Intelsat 20W - 10 channels

    Search for the text HD on lyngsat, e.g. try on Astra 1 page:
    http://www.lyngsat.com/astra19.html

    HDTV receivers currently available in UK (satellitesuperstore, wizardsatellite, etc.):

    Qualitv (MPEG2 only): http://www.dvdlibrary.co.uk/qualitv qs1080.htm
    Inverto (MPEG2 only): http://www.inverto.tv/ProductsCategory.asp?CategoryID=58
    Reelmedia - soon - (MPEG4 & 2): http://www.reel-multimedia.com/german/index.html
    Skystar 2 PCI (MPEG4 & 2 - with correct software): http://www.technisat.com/

    Supercool receivers to be launched before Q1-2006:

    Dreambox 8000 (dogs gonads)
    Inverto MPEG4
    Qualitv MPEG 4
    Technomate

    ok, I know Sky will be more convenient for you lounge lizards. But for geeks out there, fun is now!

    rgds
    h.
     
  2. GalileoFigaro

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    Thanks for that mate - that'll keep me busy! :thumbsup:

    Conspicous by it's absence is anything on 28.2E (home to Sky of course).
     
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    Any news on DVB-S2 capable pci-cards ?
     
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    Here are the HD Channel I've Found

    East

    Hellas 39E - 1 channel (HD-1)
    Astra 3Q 23.5E - 2 channels (HD-1 & HD-5)
    Astra 1 at 19.2E - 2 channel (HD-1 & Astra HD)
    Hotbird 13E - 1 channel (HD Forum)
    Sirius 5E - 1 channels (HD-1)

    West
    Thor - 1W - 1 Channel (C More HD)
    Atlantic Bird 3 5W - 1 channel (HD-Forum)
     
  5. colonel_butt

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    Whats a DVB-S2 card ?

    I know with the Skystar 2, you can decode all HIdef (except encrypted, unless you have the scam cams .....). It depends on the power of the computer. You really need a recent Pentium M, Pentium 4 or Athlon to make it work. This is because the SkyStar 2 uses the computer's cpu, unlike the SkyStar 1 (which has its own). The disadvantage is that you need a powerful computer which is not doing much else, the advantage is thats it pretty future proof as you update your computer (from dabs you can get a penitum d820 (dual core), asus mb and 1gbyte 4300 ddr2 for only £333 inc vat and delivery - just checked).

    Skystar 2:
    http://www.sateuropa.co.uk/press.asp?id=164
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds21692.html
     
  6. Stephen Neal

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    DVB-S2 is the new modulation scheme that is proposed for HD broadcasts - and being used by Sky for tests currently. (DirecTV are also going to use it in the US)

    It uses different RF techniques to improve on the amount of raw data you can squeeze into a satellite transponder - but it is incompatible with current DVB-S PC cards, receivers etc.

    Broadcasters launching HD services on a large scale are likely to use it to allow them to reduce transmission costs. The SkyStar 2 etc. are not likely to be DVB-S2 compatible - we'll need new PC cards for these.
     
  7. RecordablDVDfan

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    Hispasat ??? Don't think so if so is it a copy of HD 1 ?
     
  8. mikeaitch

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    Canal+ demo channel is also available on Astra at 19.2 E

    Even has footie clips inc Liverpool in the Champions League Final :clap:
     

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