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What’s going on in the jungle of new screens, formats, high definition, digital switchover etc….
Hope your ability is better than ->
SKY Italia has leased an additional HOT BIRD transponder taking its total capacity used across Eutelsat's HOT BIRD satellites to 18 transponders. Launches 17th May with live coverage of the European Champions League Cup Final.
In June, SKY Italia will cover 2006 World Cup. sting in DVB S2 with MPEG4 compression.
SKY Italia will put up to 5 HDTV channels in a single HOT BIRD transponder
Each has single-layer and dual-layer formats.
HD DVD - 15GB and 30GB
Blu-ray - 25GB and 50GB.
Toshiba had expected HD DVD earlier (this year) but now plans to launch products worldwide in Q1, 2006.
Coincides with spring launch of Blu-ray, eliminating the early debut advantage.
Blu-ray uses Sun Microsystems' Java software for built-in interactive features, whereas HD DVD uses a technology called iHD that Microsoft and Toshiba have worked on.
Next : some future happenings….
Attainable Colors with CCFL & LED Backlight Systems
Colors that Human can See
per channel avg
Indep SHDN for FSC
I2C Control Logic
Adjustable Digital Ramp
HDMI switches are newish and costly ; not many TVs have more than one.
HDMI includes content protection (HDCP).
For DVI it is a manufacturer’s option !
Other artifacts can be due to :
Any of the above
Or Poor MPEG decoding
Or Over compression of the signal ( usually the broadcaster’s fault) – stat-muxing
Broadcasters may have used transcoding or transrating in the signal chain
Look for display that allows turning off enhancement features – not all do.
The new HD channels sit alongside the old SD ones, and you may inadvertently have tuned in to the lower-quality digital signal.