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MPEG2 -> MPEG4 Transition Discussion: HBO HD


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:01 PM

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

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:53 AM

Please commence discussing!
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#3 OFFLINE   cbayus

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:09 AM

It's dark at this time.

#4 OFFLINE   ccr1958

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:18 AM

HBOHD looking good heer

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:50 AM

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

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:57 AM

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


Same here.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:00 AM

Wasn't HBO in HD before this?:confused:

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:03 AM

Wasn't HBO in HD before this?:confused:


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!

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:05 AM

Same here.

Me three. :) Same with Showtime HD...can't wait to watch Weeds at it's regular time!
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

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

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

Wasn't HBO in HD before this?:confused:


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.)
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:20 PM

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.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:30 PM

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.


Check your satellite strength on 99© if you have a DVR or 99(a) if you have a non-DVR.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:43 PM

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


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

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:50 PM

What does your 103c say?

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


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:54 PM

What does your 103c say?


103c ranges from 42 to 71 percent

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:54 PM

Please commence discussing!


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.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

Cripes, even the usual trolls seem to be in their kennels.


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

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

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.


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.:)
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:26 PM

forkball: your 99© readings are WAY too low. Your 103© 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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