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Old 09-01-2010, 09:50
grahamlthompson
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While watching the first programme in the dancing on ice series last night on ITV 1 West Country it struck me that the picture was not as good as normal. On investigation the res is still 704 x 576 but the bitrate is down to around 5000 from a previous level of about 8000. Boy does it show.

Can anyone else confirm ?
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:29
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Seems oddly variable. I just tuned and it stayed on 9.3mb/s for a while but within 2 minutes dropped to 6.3. Now on 5.4.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:46
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It may just be an artefact of how/when the measurement is taken but all the channels with a multiplexed variable bit rate seem to wander about up & down a bit but the bit rate for ITV1 West Country is still consistently higher than any other Standard Definition DVB-S channel I have ever seen.

Here is the last ten days
http://www.linowsat.de/0282/bitrate/...832/10040.html

Here is the last 6 months
http://www.linowsat.de/0282/history/...832/10040.html

That website has similar details for all major satellites. Here are the listings for Astra 2 (A,B,D) http://www.linowsat.de/0282/all/0282.shtml
& Eurobird 1
http://www.linowsat.de/0285/all/0285.shtml
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:56
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It may just be an artefact of how/when the measurement is taken but all the channels with a multiplexed variable bit rate seem to wander about up & down a bit but the bit rate for ITV1 West Country is still consistently higher than any other Standard Definition DVB-S channel I have ever seen.

Here is the last ten days
http://www.linowsat.de/0282/bitrate/...832/10040.html

Here is the last 6 months
http://www.linowsat.de/0282/history/...832/10040.html

That website has similar details for all major satellites. Here are the listings for Astra 2 (A,B,D) http://www.linowsat.de/0282/all/0282.shtml
& Eurobird 1
http://www.linowsat.de/0285/all/0285.shtml
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