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Springwatch in HD ?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by RecordablDVDfan, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. RecordablDVDfan

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    This is such an excellent series as last year (called Bill Oddie goes wild) which is what HD is really meant for. Does anyone know if this is being shot in HD by the BBC ?
     
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    This is very unlikely though the BBC does have one HD capable OB unit,I believe.
    Feed for the show is in 4.2.2 on 1w sat.
     
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    ok do modern satellite receivers like the Manhattan ST500 display these 4.2.2 feeds ?
     
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    4.2.2 can be decoded by the Qualitv hd sat box and some pc software.Manhattan etc will not do it.
    Alan
     
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    So is there s/w to do this for the Skystar 2 ? Could this be just a software upgrade for a satellite receiver ?
     
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    Not possible with normal satellite receivers - they don't have a suitable mpeg decoder that can handle 4:2:2 video.
    The QualiTV QS1080 is an exception ; studio type receivers costing form £2000 upwards can do this (Tandberg, Alteia etc) but they are not user friendly beasts ; I have a Tandberg System 3000 but I usually prefer to use DVBapps on a PC with 1 of the 2 PCI cards that I have .
    A PC card tuner can do it because the mpeg decoding is then done in software - though you probably need something like an 800 MHz or higher speed CPU.

    Chris muriel, Manchester.
     

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