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Forum: Freeview 22-11-2014, 00:12
Replies: 54
Views: 8,255
Posted By DragonQ
It's not MPEG4, it's AVC. MPEG4 is a generic term...

It's not MPEG4, it's AVC. MPEG4 is a generic term covering several codecs (over more than one generation).
Forum: Broadcasting 20-11-2014, 21:52
Replies: 56
Views: 3,428
Posted By DragonQ
Not surprising since ITV have sod all football...

Not surprising since ITV have sod all football rights as of next season (England only) but that's a good thing IMO since their personnel are just poor. I hope the BBC retains the rights and Adrian...
Forum: Freeview 19-11-2014, 18:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By DragonQ
Obviously if there was a DVB-T2 switch-over there...

Obviously if there was a DVB-T2 switch-over there would be no SD simulcasts. All DVB-T2 equipment is HD and AVC compatible.

I imagine the COM muxes will switch first, then eventually there'll only...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-11-2014, 16:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By DragonQ
Why not put them in the extra 8 pixels that are...

Why not put them in the extra 8 pixels that are discarded by consumer sets and standard media players (1080i/p is encoded as 1920x1088 for codec efficiency reasons)?
Forum: Sky 19-11-2014, 14:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By DragonQ
I'm curious as to what the Sky Sports pundits...

I'm curious as to what the Sky Sports pundits thought of it, since both the ITV pundits and BBC Sports journalists were full of praise for England's performance. Scotland weren't really in the game...
Forum: Freeview 15-11-2014, 15:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By DragonQ
Alright well I guess we just disagree. I wouldn't...

Alright well I guess we just disagree. I wouldn't call myself an audiophile (mainly because all the hocus pocus in that arena pisses me off) but I love great quality and most of my music is lossless....
Forum: Freeview 14-11-2014, 23:54
Replies: 54
Views: 8,255
Posted By DragonQ
How are Channel 4 even allowed to put an SD...

How are Channel 4 even allowed to put an SD stream on BBC B? I thought the BBC owned that mux. If the BBC offered the space voluntarily, why wouldn't they move BBC Four HD & Cbeebies HD there instead...
Forum: Sky 14-11-2014, 23:50
Replies: 31
Views: 3,182
Posted By DragonQ
Sky's strategy is pretty much the same as those...

Sky's strategy is pretty much the same as those of major pizza chains: their standard prices are ludicrous but with offers they're acceptable. It makes offers like "50% off" sound amazing when in...
Forum: Sky 14-11-2014, 23:48
Replies: 86
Views: 17,490
Posted By DragonQ
It is really stupid how unclear the small print...

It is really stupid how unclear the small print is. I was going to call Sky to clarify whether I can "activate" Sky Sports 5 without affecting my current contract but they're always shut when I get...
Forum: Sky 14-11-2014, 23:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By DragonQ
The price increased by ~6pm for those who...

The price increased by ~6pm for those who previously only had Entertainment + Sports/Movies + HD Pack.
Forum: Freeview 13-11-2014, 00:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By DragonQ
Nah, can't call it "crap". A minimum requirement....

Nah, can't call it "crap". A minimum requirement. A hell of a lot better than SDTV or DAB radio, that's for sure. The 192 kbps AAC featured on iPlayer/BBC website radio is of course even better.
Forum: Freeview 12-11-2014, 22:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By DragonQ
Some channels do listen, as strange as that may...

Some channels do listen, as strange as that may seem. I complained to ITV that their reconfiguration of ITV4 on satellite drastically reduced the maximum bit rate, making it insufficient for sports...
Forum: Sky 08-11-2014, 17:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By DragonQ
Correct. You call them.

Correct. You call them.
Forum: Sky 08-11-2014, 16:52
Replies: 31
Views: 3,182
Posted By DragonQ
Yeah it's a relatively new policy. My first...

Yeah it's a relatively new policy. My first retention discount was without a contract but when I tried to cancel they were adamant that discounts are only offered with contracts. I had to convince...
Forum: Sky 08-11-2014, 16:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By DragonQ
Agreed. Hell, it'd probably be safer to send them...

Agreed. Hell, it'd probably be safer to send them via the Sky chat! A friend of mine was nearly finished filling out a tax form (including NI number) before asking me whether I thought it was a scam,...
Forum: Sky 08-11-2014, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By DragonQ
Note that you're treated as a new customer since...

Note that you're treated as a new customer since you've been without a Sky subscription for over a year.

Also, it is often cheaper to add packages later (even if it's the day after you rejoin) than...
Forum: Sky 05-11-2014, 22:18
Replies: 86
Views: 17,490
Posted By DragonQ
So does activating Sky Sports 5 (without taking...

So does activating Sky Sports 5 (without taking broadband) renew an existing contract to 12 months or not? The website is very vague about this.

My Sky Sports 5 channel still works but I'd obviously...
Forum: Sky 04-11-2014, 22:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,182
Posted By DragonQ
Sometimes offers come with contracts, sometimes...

Sometimes offers come with contracts, sometimes they don't.
Forum: Sky 01-11-2014, 10:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By DragonQ
Because that's what it adds up to. If you...

Because that's what it adds up to. If you actually read the bill it's clear that you're paying for a month in advance. Since you changed your services mid-month, you didn't pay enough last time and...
Forum: Broadcasting 31-10-2014, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By DragonQ
Would it? Surely they can just record numerous HD...

Would it? Surely they can just record numerous HD channels all day and then cut out clips as appropriate? Hell, people at home can do this easily.

Also, the BBC usually gets HD clips of stuff from...
Forum: Sky 30-10-2014, 12:51
Replies: 71
Views: 9,930
Posted By DragonQ
'Soft-touch Britain'...except for if you call...

'Soft-touch Britain'...except for if you call someone a **** on the internet, in which case you could get 2 years in prison. >:(


Correct, it only affects HD subscribers.
Forum: Sky 29-10-2014, 22:40
Replies: 38
Views: 3,775
Posted By DragonQ
I would hope any UHD standard that comes to be...

I would hope any UHD standard that comes to be would include various frame rates for broadcast like you say. Might not happen though because TVs still take a second or two to switch between refresh...
Forum: Sky 27-10-2014, 20:59
Replies: 71
Views: 9,930
Posted By DragonQ
I was thinking more of a "switch over" date,...

I was thinking more of a "switch over" date, after which old cards would stop working. If old cards stop working at different times then I guess you're right, there's no way of knowing (although I...
Forum: Sky 27-10-2014, 20:56
Replies: 49
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
How can you possibly conclude that without an...

How can you possibly conclude that without an otherwise identical 1080p model? A new TV looking better than an old TV could be due to many factors, you have no way of knowing whether the UHD...
Forum: Sky 26-10-2014, 20:21
Replies: 71
Views: 9,930
Posted By DragonQ
I assume you meant "non Sky boxes"?

I assume you meant "non Sky boxes"?
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