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MPEG2 -> MPEG4 Transition Discussion: HBO HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    This is the discussion thread for HBO HD's MPEG-4 transition. Please log all issues, indulge in gleeful exhortations, and give your suggestions!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Please commence discussing!
     
  3. cbayus

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    It's dark at this time.
     
  4. ccr1958

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    HBOHD looking good heer
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Yay! I can now use 501 for HBO recordings (was limiting myself to HBOW).
     
  6. R.I Matt

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    Same here.
     
  7. VaJim

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    Virginia...
    Wasn't HBO in HD before this?:confused:
     
  8. ChrisPC

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    Yes, but not with MPEG4 quality, just MPEG2. It was their first HD channel, about 10 years ago. It was the first HD I ever saw, period. My local RCA dealer had a DTC-100 with VGA out to a 4:3 CRT HDTV!
     
  9. syphix

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    Me three. :) Same with Showtime HD...can't wait to watch Weeds at it's regular time!
     
  10. LameLefty

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    I'm just gonna be glad to have more flexibility with movie recordings and still get better quality/smaller file sizes. :)
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Yes but there was a clear difference between HBO East (MPEG2) and HBO West (MPEG4). This ends the difference. (And takes up less space to boot.)
     
  12. bonscott

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    All the channels that were coverted to MPEG4 are saying searching for sattelite. Tryed reboot. Nothing changed. Example 73 works 206 does not. 75 works 245 does not.
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Check your satellite strength on 99(c) if you have a DVR or 99(a) if you have a non-DVR.
     
  14. bonscott

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    On 99a some of the transponders say 0 the rest range from 15 to 27 percent signal strength.
     
  15. Canis Lupus

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    What does your 103c say?

     
  16. bonscott

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    103c ranges from 42 to 71 percent
     
  17. Ed Campbell

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    Ain't it a kick in the head when everything works as it should?

    Cripes, even the usual trolls seem to be in their burrows.
     
  18. LameLefty

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    I took the liberty of correcting your misspelling above. Hope you don't mind. ;)
     
  19. forkball316

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    Having the same problem. Rebooted twice. Showtime comes and goes, but all the other new MPEG 4 channels keep searching for satellite.

    On 99c I get a single strength ranging from 0 - 32.
    On 103c I get a single strength ranging from 67 - 77.

    Any help would be appreciated.:)
     
  20. syphix

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    forkball: your 99(c) readings are WAY too low. Your 103(c) signal is a little low, too. I'd say an alignment is in order.

    bonscott: you too. FAR too low signal strength.
     

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