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Is there ANY HDTV on satellite anywhere in Europe?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Mark Ward, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Mark Ward

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    Is there ANY HDTV broadcast on any satellite anywhere in Europe?

    Just curious 'cos I'm dying to see more of it.

    Is D-Theatre/D-VHS tape the same resolution/format?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    No EU HDTV yet. There are plans (or marketing BS , depending on your level of scepticism) at http://www.euro1080.tv.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
  3. Mark Ward

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    Yes I had read the thread on that, I'm not convinced that it'll come to anything, after all you need content as well as image/sound quality and the big players tend to tie up anything worth having.

    I was hoping there may have been some syndicated US HDTV somewhere, perhaps for overseas US forces etc. that may have been accesible.

    I REALLY want this, I almost wish I hadn't seen the clips.

    Do you know if D-Theatre image quality is the same, better or worse than HDTV?

    Mark.
     
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    D-Theatre should in theory be better, as it runs with less compression and higher bitrate.

    However in practice the broadcast material is looking better as it has no noise reduction or EE even though it is at a lower bitrate.
     
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    the other night I saw for the first time some off air stuff on d-vhs and it looked pretty awesome, I think the bitrate is 20 rather than the 28 of D-Theater.

    There wasn't alot in it to be honest, but having said that we were looking at different material, would like to see X-men off air and compare it to the rather stunning D-theater version.

    D-Theater may be a dead format already but I have lost all interest in upgrading scalers and dvd players trying to acheive what is already out there.

    I am ordering one as I cant be bothered to pump anymore money into DVD, I may as well spend it on D-vhs and have a stunning picture now.so what if it is a dead format, if I spend another £1500 on a scaler for my dvd player it will be worth nothing in 2 years anyway, would rather loose the same money on some hi-def stuff :D

    we switched between 5th element dvd tripled and 720p (I think) version recorded off air, and the difference is not subtle.

    I'm hooked ;)
     
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    nice to hear mate.:)
    Get me some off-air stuff...I am gagging.;)



    meant in the best possible taste of course..:D
     
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    gizlaroc,
    I've just got back from a trip to Henry's to have a demo of D-Theater and thought it was stunning.
    If you see this Henry or James many thanks for an enlightening experience and for making me most welcome.
    And yes I think it's gonna have to be next on my shopping list.
    Kevin
     
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    I am itching to get one installed, if only I hadn't just paid for a new boiler this month and I have to pay for a holiday as well in the next couple of weeks :(

    As soon as July comes and goes I will have a unit in my cabinet.
     
  9. Rob

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    A fatefull mistake ;)

    Problem is once you've seen D-VHS there is no going back. Agree with Guy. I've tried many scalers, PCc etc. and you can spend all of your time waiting for the next best thing ( Hi def or whatever). There is nothing else to compare at this time, so why not enjoy its benefits now.

    Cheers Rob.
     
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    And you can pick up the JVC 3000u for $439 in the states now thats a good price:clap:
    DVHS 1080i/720p is the only way to go, as the dvd forum have voted against HD DVD. looks like any other type Hi def stuff is going to take awhile but we get it here.
     
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    Got a JVC on order now.
    Had to get a transcoder to go with it though as my Marquee won't accept the HDTV component out.
    Can't wait to have a play.
    Kevin
     
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    where u guys buying from??

    uk or usa?.....post some links please guys :)



    seen this in action and it makes dvd look very sad indeed....even scaled up dvd to 1080i looks poo compared......

    Holding off on dare devil as the D-Theater version will be the version to have
     
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    www.crtprojectors.co.uk stock the player.

    I usually get my tapes from www.dvdboxoffice.com reasonably priced, although they don't have them all.

    Also waiting for Daredevil. Should be awesome :smashin:

    Rob.
     
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    Hi Rob,
    Have you ever had any problems with your JVC30K.
    I see Henry is about to sell the new version and I was wondering if I ought to convert my order to the new one.
    Kevin
     
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    If you have the latest gen 30K it will have the same mec as the 40K.

    This was where all of the problems lie.
     
  16. Rob

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    Hi Kevin,

    Had no problems with the JVC at all. Not sure how the newer model fares, but speak to Henry and find out. I think for the price the 3K would be hard to beat.

    Rob.
     
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    Guys,
    Thanks for the advice.
    Think I'll stick with the 30K and spend more on some tapes.
    Kevin
     
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    Dear All, Please forgive me for butting in on this very interesting thread, but I've been very interested in hi-def ever since I saw an experimental demonstration of it a few years ago. Am I correct in thinking you all view via projector, and that's really the only way to make a clearly discernible advantage over DVD? I have a smallish (32-inch) plasma and Henry, who I've spoken to, says it really isn't investing in D-VHS for that size or type of display. (I must say I was really impressed by his objectivity - my usual experience of dealers is that they tell you what you want to hear!)
     

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