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Old 24-01-2014, 12:36 PM   #1216
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Yes it's true, but for StarHub TV subscribers there are still some subscribers who are still using SD boxes, whereas a single mioTV box can support both SD and HD transmission, hence StarHub pushing the HD channels to 110+ and above.
starhub has changed the hd numbering method recently for most overseas channels - one channel number for either SD/HD. the system will auto choose whether to let u watch sd or hd version based on ur subscription/stb.
so if u r eligible to watch HD version, there is no way for u to watch sd version, unless during transition period where there are some redundant channel numbers.
we'll see if ch103 will be converted to SD/HD auto mode or not after release.
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Old 24-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #1217
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starhub has changed the hd numbering method recently for most overseas channels - one channel number for either SD/HD. the system will auto choose whether to let u watch sd or hd version based on ur subscription/stb.
so if u r eligible to watch HD version, there is no way for u to watch sd version, unless during transition period where there are some redundant channel numbers.
we'll see if ch103 will be converted to SD/HD auto mode or not after release.
103 will not be converted because I say before, MDA requires all pay TV operators to show both SD and HD versions of MediaCorp channels.

Therefore 8 HD will stay at Channel 154
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Old 24-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #1218
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SH Channel 8 HD Test Channel (recorded by tv tuner)
so far noticed the overall bitrate range from 9Mbps to 11Mbps


Mediacorp T2 Channel 8 HD (recorded by T2 pc tv tuner, not stb)
noticed the bitrate seems to be fixed at abt 9Mbps
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Old 24-01-2014, 02:06 PM   #1219
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103 will not be converted because I say before, MDA requires all pay TV operators to show both SD and HD versions of MediaCorp channels.

Therefore 8 HD will stay at Channel 154
I have one HD set-top box and one SD set-top box in my home, some starhub channels carry both SD and HD program, depending on what Set-top box is being used, I receive SD or HD quality accordingly, like with channel 866, I have HD living room, and SD in my bed room.
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Old 24-01-2014, 03:02 PM   #1220
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I quote from this website
Renumbering HD Channels | TV Support | StarHub Support

11. Why HD 5 and MediaCorp channel 5 are not included in the merger of channels?

In order to meet our regulatory obligation, MediaCorp channel 5 has to be made available to all customers including customers using HD enabled set-top box.
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Old 24-01-2014, 04:06 PM   #1221
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I quote from this website
Renumbering HD Channels | TV Support | StarHub Support
hmm... based on the answer... it sounds like starhub must provide 5(SD) to all... but not 5(HD).
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Old 24-01-2014, 04:16 PM   #1222
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FTA HD on mio TV

took some pictures of the three new Mediacorp HD channels now available on SingTel mio TV. No 8SD, SuriaSD and VasanthamSD channels on mio TV btw.
*TV screen is a little glaring*

Ch8 (HD)


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Old 24-01-2014, 04:17 PM   #1223
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103 will not be converted because I say before, MDA requires all pay TV operators to show both SD and HD versions of MediaCorp channels.

Therefore 8 HD will stay at Channel 154
even if they don't convert now... in future when analogue and dvb-t shutdown... mediacorp will only maintain dvb-t2 HD streams... by then i guess pay tv will also provide hd-only streams.
btw... ch 116, 154, 155, 156 are very random... they should allocate empty slots like 170+ or 180+ for permanent FTA HD.

ch154 8(HD) test seems clearer today... but still don't have 5(HD)'s bright and sharp feel.
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SH Channel 8 HD Test Channel (recorded by tv tuner)
so far noticed the overall bitrate range from 9Mbps to 11Mbps
wow... starhub ch154 8(HD) test channel now using AC3 Dolby audio... my tv (via hubstation hd) showing Dolby Digital 1080i now (for both audio tracks)... seems like starhub's audio for 8(HD) is better than dvb-t2 (aac only).
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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 .
Any problem with setting the audio for HD channels?
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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 .
BTW, what antenna you using for the box?
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Old 24-01-2014, 05:53 PM   #1227
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I received the aliexpress box today

Got the same audio track problem, default track no sound, have to switch back and forth

the audible track audio quality sounds terrible
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Old 24-01-2014, 06:17 PM   #1228
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took some pictures of the three new Mediacorp HD channels now available on SingTel mio TV. No 8SD, SuriaSD and VasanthamSD channels on mio TV btw.
*TV screen is a little glaring*

when u press the tv "info" button, is it showing "Dolby Digital" or "Stereo"?

for starhub 8(HD) test channel, today the quality is good, HD with dolby audio... after 6pm no more liao... they ended the testing.
they should continue the test channel during night prime time, so that more subscribers can test the quality.
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anyone knows where the latest firmware is?
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Old 24-01-2014, 06:34 PM   #1230
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even if they don't convert now... in future when analogue and dvb-t shutdown... mediacorp will only maintain dvb-t2 HD streams... by then i guess pay tv will also provide hd-only streams.
btw... ch 116, 154, 155, 156 are very random... they should allocate empty slots like 170+ or 180+ for permanent FTA HD.

ch154 8(HD) test seems clearer today... but still don't have 5(HD)'s bright and sharp feel.
Perhaps you were watching a non-HD show that's why. So far this afternoon I have only seen the senior citizen singing competition show in HD. Had to tahan their voices

Yup, I too agree they need to place the channels somewhere else, if not damn 'messy'. I can't think of any other word to replace 'messy' lol.
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