What do the following abbreviations for satellite signals mean?

infoman

Standard Member
Hi there

Can anyone direct me to a help page which explains the following terms:
SycID
PMT
VPID
Aud
PCR
Subs
TTXT

I have a Humax Foxsat receiver so SycID might refer to that but I think the others refer to the satellite signal itself. Aud clearly stands for audio and I think TTXT might be teletext but I may be wrong with that. As for the others I don't really know.

Kind regards
 

logiciel

Moderator
Hi.
In lists of satellites, transponders, and channels, SID is station identifier, PMT programme map table, VPID video identifier, PCR program clock reference, all of them aspects of the transmission system.
Audio, Subtitles, and Teletext are what they say they are.
HTH:) - Logi
 

infoman

Standard Member
Thanks Logi

Previously did a search online but couldn't find the answer.

The teletext part is interesting. ÖRF2 Europe broadcast the main teletext page [100] when a programme has copyright license issues and needs to be shown solely in Austria. The teletext page even has the wording ÖRF2 Europe, as opposed to just ÖRF2. However whenever I press the teletext button on my Humax Foxsat receiver I get the message: No teletext.

However the channel list I exported from my receiver, gives a number 505 for TTEXT column and as I said ÖRF2 Europe broadcast the main teletext page themselves. I can get teletext for many other channels such as ZDF; 3SAT; Eurosport Deutschland etc. etc. So I find it interesting that I can't view it. I'm sure there is a technical reason for this.

Kind regards

Tim
 

logiciel

Moderator
That's OK Tim, and it's interesting as it's probably the first time anyone has asked about teletext.
I use it on channels such as ZDF but haven't tried on ORF, so I will do so now and see what it produces.
 

pedro2000uk

Distinguished Member
Hi there

Can anyone direct me to a help page which explains the following terms:
SycID
PMT
VPID
Aud
PCR
Subs
TTXT

I have a Humax Foxsat receiver so SycID might refer to that but I think the others refer to the satellite signal itself. Aud clearly stands for audio and I think TTXT might be teletext but I may be wrong with that. As for the others I don't really know.

Kind regards
where did you get those from ..
 

logiciel

Moderator
The ORF HD channels have full teletext.
 

infoman

Standard Member
I got them from an output of channel data from my Humax FoxsatPVR. As for ORF HD are only available if you have a card, which you can only get if you live over there or know someone who lives over there, which as it happens I do.

I've not bothered to get a card yet though. I would only want it for ORF Sport as ORF2 Europe broadcasts most of what I want apart from that.
 

logiciel

Moderator
Correct. I quite like the two HD channels. ;)
 

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