What I can't say in the CE MRV thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by veryoldschool, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Heard something about that....:D

    In the mean time....test away....;)
     
  2. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

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    Do you mean that CES is more important than CEs? :lol: Or is the MRS. going to cover for you?

    I hope you guys enjoy the show and I'm looking forward to many exciting reports and pictures. :D
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Nope...some of us are doing both this week...:D
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    The Mrs. will not cover for me. :nono: This is my first CES so I am going and perhaps I will get a surprise while I'm there. :D
     
  5. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    So, what I hear you saying is that you are going to AVN instead. :lol:
     
  6. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I'm totally over my obsessions with consumer electronics (he says, as he anxiously awaits Apple's announcement on 1/27 :sure:) but the AVN seems more my style anyway. :p
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I just searched for AVN here at work, you should warn people...:lol: If they are monitoring me, which I'm sure that they are, I will have to explain why I hit the link from google to go the the AVN website. !rolling
    Yep, I would think so, but I'm not going to it, I'm too old...a lifetime ago, perhaps. :D
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Friday night 11pm - CE download

    Saturday 4am wakeup call

    Saturday 7am flight to Vegas

    Saturday Noon - 6pm CES onsite

    Saturday 6:30 - ???? (with Smiddy and other DBSTalkers)

    Yup...that's a full day I'm sure I'll never forget. ;):lol:
     
  9. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    To get back on topic a bit here (and yep, I helped push it off the rails bit . . . :grin: ) I watched the first 30 minutes of the Caprica premiere which I had downloaded from SyFy On Demand to my HR21-700 a few weeks ago but never got around to watching. This is a 16:9 480p SD program, so it shouldn't be taxing the hardware at all. I was watching on my HR24-500 which is connected through the DECA bridge to my router. The HR21 server is connected via CAT6 cable to a 100 mbit switch, and from there via CAT6 cable to the same router that the DECA bridge is connected to. In that first 30 minutes, I saw two very noticeable and obvious glitches, one at 10 minutes, the second at 18 minutes. For good or ill, I've almost never (*) seen glitches on any SD programming viewed over MRV on my network.

    (*) I say "almost" because I do have recollections of a few sporadic glitches here and there on SD programming though it's very, very rare.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Even SD VOD is MPEG-4 [I'm told], so this points back to the lack of being able to break the MPEG-4 barrier.
    MPEG-2 HD plays flawless here.

    BTW: THANKS for bringing this back to the topic. :lol:
     
  11. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Don't forget that bitrate is probably the most important component in a test like this.
     
  12. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Just for clarification, is it a well known fact or not that the MPEG-4 streams are h.264?
     
  13. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Highest is what I intend to use, if I can get it working, ARGH! :)

    This is the data I've found on it, but don't be fooled by *.MP4 files, they are not all created equal.
     
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I can only say that Video cards that support h.264 work fabulously with DirecTV2PC and drop the CPU loading tremendously.
    I've slowed down my old Pentium 4 HT to 1.7 GHz and it was still @ about 25% usage.
     
  15. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    OK but that can be crazy high like 35Mbps, or more like say Apple TV HD at 5Mbps

    exactly - there are different kinds of codecs that can be inside a .mp4 wrapper.
     
  16. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    h.264 is a pretty darn robust codec with small file size
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry...I had to read your post three times....was distracted by your new Avatar....:D:lol:

    I suddenly have stomach cramps. :eek2: ;)
     
  18. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Don't worry - I have to read your posts 3 times no matter what your avatar. :p

    Fantasy football losses can be quite unpleasant. :(
     
  19. mhayes70

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    !rolling There some better one's out there.
     
  20. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    :backtotop

    Why is it so hard?
     

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