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Forum: Doctor Who 31-12-2010, 22:23
Replies: 26
Views: 4,865
Posted By spiney2
Aren't there only 5 basic plots in the world? I...

Aren't there only 5 basic plots in the world?

I don't think Moffy has that many.
Forum: Broadcasting 31-12-2010, 22:20
Replies: 108
Views: 5,267
Posted By spiney2
OFCOM bans large dogs ....... broadcasters switch...

OFCOM bans large dogs ....... broadcasters switch to cats ...... (channel arrangement tables) .........
Forum: Broadcasting 30-12-2010, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By spiney2
Freeview was the brand name given to the UK's...

Freeview was the brand name given to the UK's re-jigged DVB-T service, after it went non-encrypted (after itv digital collapsed, because the cofdm variant used doesn;t work properly). I believe it...
Forum: Sky 30-12-2010, 10:53
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By spiney2
I wd think the most likely cause is an imperfect...

I wd think the most likely cause is an imperfect water seal on the affected lnb output. If not well moisture protected, then, crud slowly builds up around the connector, due to electolytic action...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 30-12-2010, 10:48
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
I'm sick and tired of nonsense and gibberish...

I'm sick and tired of nonsense and gibberish being repeatedly posted here. People reading the "giant advert" on the Dolby Labs website, and repeating it vertabim without understanding, because they...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 30-12-2010, 10:46
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
As i've repeatedly said, whether the "container"...

As i've repeatedly said, whether the "container" is 2.0 or 5.1 is nothing to do with how the surround info is coded.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 30-12-2010, 10:44
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
I haven't the slightest clue what Graham T is...

I haven't the slightest clue what Graham T is talking about. All I can say is:

1. As he mentioned earler, if you connect stereo speakers in alternate phases, you get the famous "hole in the middle...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 20:29
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
That's probably because the downmix metadata...

That's probably because the downmix metadata forbids it !Only done under specific conditions.

In fact, 5.1 to 2.0 downmixing takes place all the time. For movies, for example, which are shown with...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 20:21
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
gibberish!

gibberish!
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 20:15
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
You can record the 2.0/5.1 soundfield with 3...

You can record the 2.0/5.1 soundfield with 3 mikes, or 30 mikes ..........

.......or a single soundfield mike with 4 capsules ......

http://www.soundfield.com/soundfield/soundfield.php
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 20:09
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
That's complete utter rubbish, as you can easily...

That's complete utter rubbish, as you can easily see by reading an account of what the DECODER actually does!

The +j and -J phasing is how the surround channel is encoded onto the 2.0 format. It's...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 19:42
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Yet again ...... The Pro Logic decoder is a...

Yet again ......

The Pro Logic decoder is a particular way of treating the audio soundfield, to give enhanced direction cues. As correctly described in the various links I've given.

It makes little...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 19:08
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Let's try once more ....... "5.1 is the common...

Let's try once more .......

"5.1 is the common name for six channel surround sound multichannel audio systems. 5.1 is considered "standard" or "traditional" surround sound as it is the most commonly...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:58
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
The same basic matrixing system is used on all...

The same basic matrixing system is used on all variants, whether or not in disctre form.

The basic surround info - excluding extra channels - is exactly the same phase shif encoding in all...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:40
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Just to be ultra-clear ...... "Dolby Digital is...

Just to be ultra-clear ......

"Dolby Digital is the name for data and audio compression technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories. It was originally called Dolby Stereo Digital until 1994."

ie,...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:28
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
I ask yet again. WHAT DIFFERENT SYSTEM is used...

I ask yet again. WHAT DIFFERENT SYSTEM is used for surround channel posiiton encoding in 5.1 ?
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:26
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
ok, here's the link again...

ok, here's the link again ......

http://gilmore2.chem.northwestern.edu/tech/dolby1_tech.htm

Note that DPL is a specific matrix decoder type for home cinema only. It's nothing to do with whether...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:21
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Well, duh! That's because it works exactly the...

Well, duh! That's because it works exactly the same way.

The 2 matrixed surround channels have exactly the same information as the 5.1 discrete versions.

The DPL link I posted above - written by a...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:19
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
I've just looked again at the DOlby Labs site....

I've just looked again at the DOlby Labs site. Basically, just a giant advert, with no expalnation of how any of their systems work.

This is strange, considering Dolby originallly used SQ without...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:15
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
What different method is used in 5.1 ? (in fact,...

What different method is used in 5.1 ?

(in fact, it;s the same).
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:14
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
As I've repeatedly siad, there's no such thing as...

As I've repeatedly siad, there's no such thing as pro logic coding, only surround decoding.
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:11
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
regardess of what the actual chips will or wont...

regardess of what the actual chips will or wont do, the same basic system is used all versions, and nobody is answering any of my questions.

What happens when you feed either 5.1 or 2.0 to a...
Forum: Advice 29-12-2010, 18:08
Replies: 68
Views: 4,534
Posted By spiney2
Why are u doing this? Wot is your intention ? If...

Why are u doing this? Wot is your intention ?

If to earn money, try reading some commercially published stuff, try emulation ,try contacting the actual publishers ......... send them some one page...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 18:01
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Yes, you could indeed use 5 discrete channels for...

Yes, you could indeed use 5 discrete channels for 5 mono recordings. Since there's no crosstalk. But this entirely misses the point.

The 3 front channels are matrixed together, as stereo.

the 2...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-12-2010, 17:55
Replies: 157
Views: 12,497
Posted By spiney2
Sorry, i'm phrasing my question badly - which...

Sorry, i'm phrasing my question badly - which will just result in further gibberish ......

WHat I should have said, is, the method used in dolby surround to indicate position is a phase difference...
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