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  1. It's also not true- Nine removed that offset with the restack.
  2. I tried using one for a while and had pretty much the same problems, a clunky interface that kept forgetting how to connect to my wifi network, combined with the stations increasingly blocking off access to direct streaming urls. Really for one to be useful it would need to have an open standard and a really good web interface to manage it. It's easier really just to use a PC/Pi than a dedicated device. Not having a remote control is what loses me on the majority of these devices. Before they started geoblocking, the lossless FLAC stream of Absolute Radio was great to listen to - and the only way to actually live up to 'CD quality' sound.
  3. Just Seven testing/needing their fallback systems, has happened for a long while now and isn't an indicator of future changes. Ten do the same kind of testing more frequently.
  4. If it wasn't you, I'd find it ironic you're using that argument at the same time as talking about how there were no DAB+ receivers when Australia chose it. A single commercial broadcaster - and then a up to a dozen community, narrowcast, ABC and SBS stations. DAB capacity limits already have music stations running with audio rates of ~20kbps - totally unacceptable. We are already over capacity, and quality is terrible. There is a lot of point in getting better capacity at similar coverage.
  5. I'd say DVB-T2 Lite was the more obvious missed potential option as a better technology to use in the 1.7MHz blocks of spectrum in the digital radio band - while obviously also having the same limitations that DRM(+) has in terms of receiver availability. You could probably build receivers that are backwards compatible with DAB, in the same way that there are a small number of DAB/DVB-T set top boxes on the market at the moment, as well as just about every SDR USB device being able to do both.
  6. Which requires legislative change. If you think otherwise, you are wrong.
  7. Sigh. They don't need more bandwidth. Broadcasters simply need to turn their existing MPEG-2 HD channels into MPEG-2 SD, and let an MPEG-4 simulcast of the main channel take up the space they create. It needs no legislative change, no action by the Government, no spectrum allocation - just broadcasters actually wanting to provide a better service and not just have another way to fob people wanting HD off into the distant future. The 'most devices in the last 10 years' claim that has been in several of these kind of articles is baseless. Otherwise Seven wouldn't have had to immediately backflip on making TV4ME an MPEG-4 channel. In the last 3 or 4 years maybe they are a simple majority, but not 10.
  8. In very limited cases there's a simulcast - like when SBS moved to VHF in the capital cities, but the vast majority are just straight flips over. There's usually advertising in local newspapers - and there's generic ads on television about retunes coming up that point people to the mySwitch website, which is where it tells you.
  9. The context though - in Darwin, means it was via Southern Cross, rather than directly Seven. I've not seen SC Darwin, but perhaps it's something like the situation WIN are in with a lot of programming looking far worse than on Nine/NBN.
  10. Saw this post earlier, does that mean that Channel 7 are supplying overseas broadcasters with HD? Apologies for how annoying the sidetracking with the anti-siphoning list stuff is. I suppose it's probably better to just ignore Alan's posts and let the thread go on around him, rather than trying to engage. Should know better after all these years.
  11. If you quoted the link I quoted, then you might want to one day read it, rather than bore people with your endless inability to comprehend what is obvious to everyone else. 7Mate was able to show all of those AFL matches in Perth because they have an exemption for those matches from the anti-siphoning list (the Broadcasting Services (Events) Notice). The Grand Final is not being exempted and is airing on the main channel, in SD, nationwide. Again - if you wish to cite communications with the ACMA, ministers or elsewhere, blank out any personally identifiable information and post them. Otherwise, the law is extremely clear, unlike your posts.
  12. Because that specific law is the Events notice that states that every AFL match in the 2014 season, including finals except for the Grand Final is excluded from the anti-siphoning list. The Law that enforces anti-siphoning events to be shown on primary channels is in Part 4A of the Broadcasting Services Act. Section 41E and 41F are pretty clear in preventing listed events from being shown on multichannel services, SD and HD respectively, unless it is a simulcast or a repeat. Again - your example to 'prove' your 'facts' was an event that was excluded from the list, and thus freely able to be shown on a HD multichannel without a simulcast on the SD primary service. If you would like to reproduce your ACMA communication with personal details removed, I would be happy to explain what they were trying to tell you.
  13. No. http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014C00837 But don't let facts get in the way.
  14. Allow me to cite the ACMA's own position on this - from 2012. So basically - if you take the 'very similar robustness' approach - DVB-T2 delivers 115.5Mbps in 3 channels, compared to DVB-T delivering 115Mbps in 5 channels. Which is pretty much exactly what would be the ideal situation for a restack per what I suggested in the other thread, restacking the existing A-E blocks to be 6/7/8, 10/11/12, 28/29/30, 31/32/33, 34/35/36 - which then frees up the entire 600MHz band. As the Government has flagged making the 6th channel available for assisting the transition - that makes it simple enough - start up a single DVB-T2 multiplex, you could conceivably carry all 5 main channels in HD on it. Otherwise, the Government could push the ABC and SBS to go SD only on one of their multiplexes and use the other for a trial multiplex. As I'm sure Alan would be quick to note in all other situations - Italy and Germany have already announced plans for a DVB-T2 with HEVC rollout - with the former dumping a DVB-T with MPEG-4 service to do so - is Australia so backwards that we would transition to something that is already being transitioned away from? Once we do the second restack - the third 'restack' is dumping terrestrial television - maybe a legacy single channel service on VHF at best. There would be no room to manoeuvre - we couldn't set up temporary channels for new broadcast standards, and we couldn't reshuffle the existing services onto fewer multiplexes without significant quality reductions.
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