[mythtv-users] New system w poor quality picture

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 22:26:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Paul Gardiner<lists at glidos.net> wrote:
> Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Paul Gardiner<lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>>> Jim Morton wrote:
>>>> nowhere near as clean and clear as direct from antenna to TV. This is
>>>> OTA
>>>> only from an HD digital antenna.
>>> Excuse my ignorance: what's "an HD digital antenna"? Are there TVs out
>>> there that will take a direct connection to a satellite dish?
>> who said anything about satellite?
> Ok, what about the first part of the question?: What's "an HD digital
> antenna?"  I'm in the UK. All we have that you can pick up with an
> aerial is Freeview which is SD only. For HD it's either satellite or
> cable. I'm just interested to know how things work elsewhere.
> Maybe you read my question as sarcasm? It wasn't intended that way.

I think your aerial question has now been answered!

By way of contrast, in NZ Freeview (yes they cribbed the name from the
similarly named UK service) broadcasts more or less identical
programming FTA over both DVB-S and DVB-T.

The DVB-S is SD/mpeg2, the DVB-T is HD/h.264 on some channels and
SD/h.264 on others.

To complicate things Sky is transmitting some HD over DVB-S (S2 I
think), I don't know whether its h.264 or mpeg2 but its probably all
encrypted anyway.

> Paul.
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