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Old 23-01-2014, 07:22 PM   #1171
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My next step of the matter will be in testing the recording feature of the DVB-T2 box on the USB thumbdrive. First using the NTFS file system and then using the FAT32 file system.

Since a 15-min recording takes up to 1GB for a HD channel, I reckon it will cross the 4GB threshold for FAT32 very soon, and hence it's probably better to use the NTFS system.

Later will probably be testing a USB harddrive on it, with more capacity than a typical thumbdrive.
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Old 23-01-2014, 07:42 PM   #1172
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Currently StarHub channel 154 is playing Channel 8 HD programmes but there is no audio and the frame rate is low.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:01 PM   #1173
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The HD channels will be launched tomorrow on StarHub. The EPG has already been uploaded on StarHub's EPG.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:07 PM   #1174
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thanks for the info, does most tv able to decode HDMI raw audio? my three years old Sharp doesn't seem to be able to.

how to know which tv can decode digital audio by itself?
most DVB-T tv should be able to decode AAC audio (since DVB-T also using same audio codec)... as for dolby support, u will need to check the tv spec.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:13 PM   #1175
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Currently StarHub channel 154 is playing Channel 8 HD programmes but there is no audio and the frame rate is low.
looks like HD downscaled to SD. same quality as ch103... just the 8 logo got HD words.
the soft subs are truncated... same as draco stb. seems like the subtitles issue is caused by mediacorp's source.
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looks like HD downscaled to SD. same quality as ch103... just the 8 logo got HD words.
the soft subs are truncated... same as draco stb. seems like the subtitles issue is caused by mediacorp's source.
I think the frame rate problem will be solved by tomorrow.

As for the subtitles issue, yeap it is also blur.
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I mean multi-channel (eg 5.1channel) from HDMI?
Obviously L-R audio output can only give stereo 2 channel sound.
I think so. My living room TV supports 5.1 surround, so the reception of the HD channel from the DVB-T2 surround sound seems ok, in contrast with the other audio track which seems to be strictly 2.0 channel (presumably for dual language purposes).
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:24 PM   #1178
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The HD channels will be launched tomorrow on StarHub. The EPG has already been uploaded on StarHub's EPG.
same time as SingTel!
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The HD channels will be launched tomorrow on StarHub. The EPG has already been uploaded on StarHub's EPG.
Thanks for the announcement. Will be keenly watching the developments.
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #1180
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Just received this set today. It was quite easy to setup. Get all the 7 S'pore channels. Try to scan for indonesia channels. Cannot get anything.

Then 1 hour later, the remote failed while scanning the EPG. Hopefully they can sent a replacement .
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Just received this set today. It was quite easy to setup. Get all the 7 S'pore channels. Try to scan for indonesia channels. Cannot get anything.

Then 1 hour later, the remote failed while scanning the EPG. Hopefully they can sent a replacement .
can take some photos and post your results either here or on the dvb-t2 settings thread? wanna see some of the results.
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Currently StarHub channel 154 is playing Channel 8 HD programmes but there is no audio and the frame rate is low.
Yes but how come starhub never announcement. Starhub low key.
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oic,do Indonesia hd dvbt2 channels transmit in dolby sound like in Singapore?
actually only 5(HD) got dolby surround audio... the other channels only stereo (AAC) audio.
for DVB-T, HD5 uses Dolby D.
for DVB-T2, 5(HD) uses Dolby D+.
after googling, found that dolby digital plus can actually support surround 7.1.
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Yes but how come starhub never announcement. Starhub low key.
Dunno leh? Now it sounds like SingTel being "the 1st pay TV operator to launch the HD channels" is lost. Hahaha
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Old 23-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #1185
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Dunno leh? Now it sounds like SingTel being "the 1st pay TV operator to launch the HD channels" is lost. Hahaha
When you posted the link below it was copied and posted on Starhub Facebook, so they had to do something.

FYI guys, SingTel mioTV will launch the MediaCorp HD channels 1st.

So when will be StarHub's turn?

SingTel mio TV to launch free-to-air channels in HD | The Straits Times Communities

SingTel mio TV has announced that theywill be the first pay TV service in Singapore to launch free-to-air channels - Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham in HD format.

Singtel mio TV customers will be able to enjoy these channels in HD from Jan 24, 2014 through their SingTel mio TV set-top boxes.

The channels will be renamed Channel 8 (HD), Suria (HD) and Vasantham (HD) and will be available in addition to HD 5, which is currently available to our customers.
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