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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by veryoldschool, Jan 3, 2010.
Heard something about that....
In the mean time....test away....
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.
Nope...some of us are doing both this week...
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.
So, what I hear you saying is that you are going to AVN instead. :lol:
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.
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.
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:
To get back on topic a bit here (and yep, I helped push it off the rails bit . . . ) 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.
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:
Don't forget that bitrate is probably the most important component in a test like this.
Just for clarification, is it a well known fact or not that the MPEG-4 streams are h.264?
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.
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.
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.
h.264 is a pretty darn robust codec with small file size
I'm sorry...I had to read your post three times....was distracted by your new Avatar....:lol:
I suddenly have stomach cramps. :eek2:
Don't worry - I have to read your posts 3 times no matter what your avatar.
Fantasy football losses can be quite unpleasant.
!rolling There some better one's out there.
Why is it so hard?