Hi all, I have been a regular reader of this forum but never posted before, and I hope that it is ok to open a new thread for this topic. Today, just by accident, I found a .TS (MPEG transport stream) file I recorded from the Astra satellite on 19,2e, the time of recording was 09.09.2004 (I think around the time of IBC in Amsterdam) I remember that I have tried to play it then with VLC, but I only got a black screen with sound, I could hear a commentary about "SKY is committed to HDTV..." etc. This time around, I tried to play it with the Zoom player, and to my utter amazement, a picture appeared! it was a SKY hdtv promo in 720p encoded in H.264/AVC !! . I simply didn't realize at that time that what I have recorded was not a black picture with sound in MPEG2, but a test transmission in MPEG4 !! I tried later to play the file with the newest VLC version, and it showed the pictures, but only as a slide show On the other hand, Zoom Plyer worked quite well with this stream. I remember that last year, during the time of this transmission, I was trying to find another frequency because I thought that SKY was trying to hinder curious sat enthusiasts from receiving their promo by broadcasting the sound on one channel, and the picture on another. Of course I failed miserably then, but now I understand why I guess the reason why I am able to decode the video now is because I have installed some H.264 codecs on my system (like Moonlight, ffdshow and x264). So far, The best result in playing the file was achieved with Nero's Showtime player. It played the stream flawlessly. Windows Media Player 10 is also able to play it, but not as smooth as Nero. You might try to reduce the size of the picture to make it play smoothly. The bit rate of the file is around 10Mbps. I have now uploaded this file with some screenshots to the following url: http://www.giusberto.ch/hdtv/ so you are welcome to check what might be Sky's first ever HDTV test transmission on satellite. One word of caution though... unless your PC is well equipped (mine is a Dell Dimension 8300 P4 3,2GHz with 1Gb Ram and ATI Radeon 9800Pro 128Mb) you should not even try to download the file because it won't play !! Playing a H.264/AVC encoded videos really pushes your CPU to its limits ! Cheers!