New HD Tests on Astra at 19 east

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  1. Chris Muriel

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    Astra/SES are running some HDTV 16:9 tests on :

    12441 V, 27500 3/4 VPID=133 APID=134 pcr-PID=80
    They are currently at 19.5 Mbpbs video datarate, 1920x1080i.

    I had difficulty tuning this in at first until I viewed the transport stream and discovered the unusual PCR PID of 50h (i.e. 80 in decimal).

    This is definitely different from the Euro1080 content - I can switch between the 2 to prove it.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Please confirm that the FEC is 3/4,

    Thanks,

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  3. Chris Muriel

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    Yes it's 3/4.
    I just double checked this with a real receiver (as opposed to PCI card).

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    In my case ( SS2 & DVBViewer Full) no go.

    Please advise the transponder signal level compared to the Euro1080's transponder.

    Thanks,

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    It's almost as strong as Euro1080 - I just checked on my BLSA spectrum analyser that works with my Broadlogic card.
    If you have an SS2 card, you can also try Rod Hewitt's TSreader transport stream reader http://www.coolstf.com/tsreader/

    as it now supports these cards. It will never support an SS1 card though - it's demultiplexer strips off the packet headers that TSReader needs.
    (I'll be talking to the author later tonight).

    Try posting in a ProgDVB forum to see if anyone else has managed to get it.
    There may be some ProgDVB issue with that channel or its TS format.
    I can get it both with my Twinhan card and my BL card - but I use DVBapps from Hans in Florida (will be talking to him tonight also).

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    Yep, tuned & watching it here. Lovely hidef images of Paris & one gorgeous bikini clad girl (on a bike!)

    Pioneer logo on show from time to time. An excellent development!!!

    :smoke:
     
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    Thanks for proving I am not telling porkies :clown:
    What card or STB are you using ?
    I am womdering if either SS2 cards or ProgDVB has problems/issues with that odd (but valid) PCR of 80.

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    SS2 & DVB Viewer (latest version).

    Had to input the details manually as a scan didn't pick it up on that transponder but it does look very, very good :smashin:

    Oscars in HD tomorrow night maybe?

    I wish :)
     
  9. Chris Muriel

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    Thanks, that proves the SS2 card is ok with it.
    This points to an issue with ProgDVB instead.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Please advise if your details are the same as mine (I am not able to receive that channel).

    Thanks,

    Rittberg
     

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    DVB EXplorer finds the channel automatically with a scan. Wonder what this is all about ?
     
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    I assume this doesn't work on sky+
     
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    You assume correctly :)

    Rittberg,

    IIRC those look spot on. I'll be firing up the PJ & PC a little later, will post again to confirm.

    :smoke:
     
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    Works with DVBportal and SS2.
    No problem finding it.
     
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    I spoke to someone at SES Astra about this test loop and it is just that, a temporary test which will be discontinued after a while. It is reassuring though to know that SES's customers (the European broadcasters) are showing an interest in HD.

    Jim.
     
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    At last, I was able to see a HDTV signal live. I used DVB Dream on my Hauppage DVB card trained on the Astra loop test.

    I still have not found a method of watching Euro 1080. I got a split second of vision and sound before getting a blank screen
     

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