Mr & Mrs Smith

Simian Sibling

Distinguished Member
Is it me or is the quality rubbish?
 

mossesque

Novice Member
When recording, you should have chosen the bottom Mr and Mrs Smith, the one with a 15 rated sign next to it. This is the HD version.
 

Simian Sibling

Distinguished Member
Well i am watching the 9pm on sm10hd and its in DD but the quality is really bad!
 
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IanMerseyside

Guest
I was going to record the 9pm start but the banner said it was only SD and also not DD. I didn't bother in the end.
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
This is BS if you press record on SkymoviesHD it should bloody record the HD version WTF is going on now I have to wait to watch it in HD cause the one I am recording says it only needs 3% space DAMNIT SKY
 

JohnWH

Active Member
The multi-start seems to be screwing it up as well, it stopped recoding after the first hour, the box seems to be taking literal notice of the the planer which is showing a start every hour.

Sigh.

John.
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Gotta laugh:D

I checked the recording (during a break in the 20/20) and thought it was utter garbage and then after a little button pressing realised the box was recording the SD version.

It was the muti-start, I certainly pressed R on the HD listing and then just clicked when the multistart option came up, never gave it a thought.
It'll be repeated:)
 

Starburst

Novice Member
g-force said:
Is it possible that multi-start affects the quality of the broadcast due to bandwidth constraints?



Well no multistart for HD since there simply is not enough bandwidth on the transponder to support another movie channel given the current lineup and I don't think at this time SKY use multistart over multipule transponders.
 

jon smith

Well-known Member
g-force said:
Is it possible that multi-start affects the quality of the broadcast due to bandwidth constraints?
I reckon so. They are showing multiple versions at the some time, so these are bound to taking up space on the same multiplex.

I'm recording tomorrow night's showing for this reasons.
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
well i recorded it on hd and it couldnt of been hd because yes it did look terrible,and the planner only req 2%, will recorded it again
 

Simian Sibling

Distinguished Member
Well i recorded it and watched it and it took 7% but it did look rubbish!

All i can do now is complain about starwars not being in HD :thumbsdow
 

Simian Sibling

Distinguished Member
:D You must have had your beer goggles on :D
 

DaveWolf

Novice Member
Yeah, if you try to record something by pressing that "Set Reminder" thingy it gives you a menu of times to record on it - so with Multi-Start I got something like 10 different options to record it. The key was working out which of those 10 was the HD/DD version (which of course was the last one on the list).

It was HD/DD on SM10HD at 9pm last night. Think that the key here is just to ignore that multi-start rubbish (thats for chavs who haven't got Sky+ anyways :) )
 

Mike Groves

Active Member
mickeyb01 said:
I agree,does not look hd quality and only in pro logic .
I watched the regular start, i.e. at 21.00 as shown on the epg, and the sound was picked up as DD 5.1 by my Yamaha 2600 as soon as the film started. PQ? Well, ok, but not spectacular - but to be honest I didn't particularly like the film anyway, despite AJ.
 

Kubera

Standard Member
It looked mediocre, i found scenes where there was a lot of movement on screen the quality decreased, not sure what its called, mpeg artefacts?
 

AV Junky

Active Member
Personally, I found that selecting anything other than the 'proper' 9 p.m. showing resulted in viewing/recroding the 1-hour preview programme, rather than the film.

When I eventually selected the correct listing for the multi-start, the film was HD with DD 5.1. Did notice some very obvious macro-blocking type artefacts in dark scenes (the early ones in the counsellor's office were a classic example). Real shame, as this must be due to Sky not allocating enough bandwidth for the most testing scenes. No excuse for that in my book, as this is a premium service. Did find the sound quite good though, if a little lacking on the dialogue channel.
 

Oakleyspatz

Well-known Member
13th Aug Sunday night 9pm Mr & Mrs Smith in HD on SkyHD 10
Bin yesterday's recording and save this one!!
 

ronaco

Standard Member
that must of been what happened when i tried to record kingdom of heaven in hd the other day when it was on a hd channel it recorded a sd version instead they need to get that fixed, when you have sky+hd you dont need a damn multistart rubbish
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
just started now and it looks great,angie jolie in hd...wow:thumbsup:
 

steve36

Active Member
My 9:00 pm states it's 'HD' but it only took 8% for 141 minutes.
Planet Earth took 7% for an hour so I suppose the picture quality is not too bad considering.

I might record tonights to compare.
 

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