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Forum: Freesat 28-07-2014, 00:54
Replies: 60
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
My main concern is if I need to remove the...

My main concern is if I need to remove the connectors (to use an alignment tool or whatever). Is it as difficult to get the tape off as it is to put it on?


If it's all about moisture an oxidation...
Forum: Freesat 27-07-2014, 12:30
Replies: 60
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
Well that's the thing, it's a quad LNB and I have...

Well that's the thing, it's a quad LNB and I have read that it's not easy to do with those. Also, every website I see has different advice; it seems like personal preference as to which approach...
Forum: Freesat 27-07-2014, 00:19
Replies: 60
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
My dish has been there for over a year and I...

My dish has been there for over a year and I didn't see any corrosion when I went out to align it a couple of months ago. I guess I'll buy some of that grease just in case though...presumably you...
Forum: Freesat 26-07-2014, 00:48
Replies: 60
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
There's no grease on my connectors but the dish...

There's no grease on my connectors but the dish was installed by Sky and has that movable protective plastic cover over the connectors. I assume that's sufficient to keep out rain and the like?
Forum: Freeview 24-07-2014, 19:51
Replies: 167
Views: 19,740
Posted By DragonQ
That's not the same thing. You can see the...

That's not the same thing. You can see the difference between 1280x720 and 1920x1080 in some living room environments (larger screens and smaller viewing distances). The size of TV you'd need to tell...
Forum: Freeview 24-07-2014, 14:53
Replies: 167
Views: 19,740
Posted By DragonQ
2160p/100 is going to be so much better for...

2160p/100 is going to be so much better for almost all environments than 4320p/50, so hopefully they continue with this "high frame rate" tests. If current "4K" branded TVs don't work with >60 fps...
Forum: Sky 23-07-2014, 16:05
Replies: 154
Views: 20,405
Posted By DragonQ
Yeah there's not much Sky can do about that....

Yeah there's not much Sky can do about that. Fortunately the BBC has moved HD channels to 101/102 where possible though. Not sure if ITV or Channel 4 have (for example, those in London could have ITV...
Forum: Sky 23-07-2014, 15:40
Replies: 154
Views: 20,405
Posted By DragonQ
I don't think it's brought up often but it was...

I don't think it's brought up often but it was definitely brought up a week or two ago.
Forum: Sky 23-07-2014, 15:34
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By DragonQ
I did use HTML5 for YouTube at one point but it...

I did use HTML5 for YouTube at one point but it was always a bit buggy and somehow kepts turning itself off so I stopped bothering.

If there's a fairly long video on YouTube that I want to watch,...
Forum: Sky 23-07-2014, 15:24
Replies: 154
Views: 20,405
Posted By DragonQ
Agreed, that is dumb. I'll be keeping Sky Sports...

Agreed, that is dumb. I'll be keeping Sky Sports News HQ HD (lol) at 207, if I ever rejoin Sky that is.
Forum: Sky 23-07-2014, 11:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By DragonQ
Silverlight is horrible for video but Flash would...

Silverlight is horrible for video but Flash would be a giant step backwards. Maybe someday someone will invent a video browser plugin that actually displays videos 100% smoothly like desktop...
Forum: Sky 22-07-2014, 00:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By DragonQ
How on Earth would that even work? The box would...

How on Earth would that even work? The box would either need dozens of tuners recording simultaneously "just in case" you happen to want to use this feature at some point (plus loads of HDD space),...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 13:56
Replies: 505
Views: 55,933
Posted By DragonQ
Well obviously, because Sky has way more channels...

Well obviously, because Sky has way more channels than other providers, which you pay for...
Forum: Sky 21-07-2014, 13:13
Replies: 505
Views: 55,933
Posted By DragonQ
Whilst it cannot be denied that Sky has expanded...

Whilst it cannot be denied that Sky has expanded its service very nicely over the past decade, most of the things you cited aren't exclusive to Sky. In particular, it's difficult to justify a price...
Forum: Freeview 20-07-2014, 21:33
Replies: 167
Views: 19,740
Posted By DragonQ
You can play the files in any half-decent media...

You can play the files in any half-decent media player. I listed the best choices earlier.
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 21:31
Replies: 505
Views: 55,933
Posted By DragonQ
They changed some time after HD was...

They changed some time after HD was launched.


To be fair, if you're talking about US shows, most of them are broadcast as 1080p/25. The fact that it's always in a 1080i wrapper is largely...
Forum: Sky 20-07-2014, 17:31
Replies: 505
Views: 55,933
Posted By DragonQ
I'm not sure what other reason they could have...

I'm not sure what other reason they could have for their blanket policy of making their non-sport SD channels 544x576i. They are not short on transponder space. A prime example is Challenge: the day...
Forum: Sky 19-07-2014, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By DragonQ
No difference at all. There will only be...

No difference at all. There will only be differences in bit rates when they're showing different programming.
Forum: Freesat 17-07-2014, 16:35
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By DragonQ
Even gigabit ethernet cables are pretty thin and...

Even gigabit ethernet cables are pretty thin and can easily run far enough for a house. I just use cable clips like you'd use for telephone cables and run them under doors where needed. I've got two...
Forum: Freesat 16-07-2014, 22:44
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By DragonQ
Ah right, never used DVB-IP before. I just run my...

Ah right, never used DVB-IP before. I just run my TV service on the machine that has my tuners inside and any clients can connect over the network to access streams which are essentially just TS...
Forum: Freesat 16-07-2014, 16:53
Replies: 60
Views: 4,223
Posted By DragonQ
ITV HD and its regional variants don't use VBR,...

ITV HD and its regional variants don't use VBR, they are ~10 Mbps CBR, which is why they suck for football.
Forum: Freesat 16-07-2014, 16:45
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By DragonQ
I'm a bit confused about your setup. Why do you...

I'm a bit confused about your setup. Why do you need network cables to record channels? Why not have a local HDD on the PC with your tuner cards for recordings?


Agreed.


Correct, unless you're...
Forum: Sky 16-07-2014, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By DragonQ
That's not even true though. You can't use a Sky...

That's not even true though. You can't use a Sky box to record any channel unless you have a valid subscription card.
Forum: Freesat 15-07-2014, 11:22
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By DragonQ
Interesting point but I'm not entirely sure what...

Interesting point but I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Are you saying that on DTT a 4:3 programme will be broadcast as 720x576 but on DSAT it'll be essentially 540x576? DSAT does use AFD codes...
Forum: Freesat 15-07-2014, 08:43
Replies: 38
Views: 5,191
Posted By DragonQ
No way, you'd want to prioritise satellite for...

No way, you'd want to prioritise satellite for all channels. The only thing you'd even need Freeview for would be the odd channel that isn't FTA on satellite (e.g. Dave, local TV).
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