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Free TV and Broadcast Australia to trial DVB-T2, HEVC & 4K

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3 hours ago, bizzibee said:

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Thanks for this.

 

I think the linked writeup makes a good point, and what I was trying to get at earlier in the thread.   It's going to take ~a decade to transition to this if history is anything to go by.    Is ~33mbps going to be enough by then?   Will their be really enough spectrum? ... and assuming both are 'unlikely', then what will the outcome be?   Transition to something else? ....  We could use the NBN for IP multicast, but by then it will have been sold off so the little people don't see the profit.

 

All said, likely a worthwhile move .... but hopefully not 'as good as it gets' before 2030.

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2 hours ago, davewantsmoore said:

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Only 'free' if I pay to receive satellite. 

No terrestrial coverage. 

Only live on the eastern seaboard of this apparently 'advanced ' nation. 

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4 hours ago, davewantsmoore said:

I can see 4K

OK well I think it depends on your Internet Service and available bandwidth. I can only see 1080p50

 

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2 hours ago, davewantsmoore said:

Thanks for this.

 

I think the linked writeup makes a good point,

You're most welcome. 🙂

 

Yes the Technical Analysis of the Test Transmission I linked to is a good read. It provides some good Technical info and makes some good points & observations.

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52 minutes ago, eman said:

Only 'free' if I pay to receive satellite. 

No terrestrial coverage. 

Only live on the eastern seaboard of this apparently 'advanced ' nation. 

So, you pay for a VAST compatible box and a dish ... but then you don't have to pay ongoing to receive the service.  Just like everyone else.

 

What have I missed?  Seems 'suitably advanced'.

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..... and every time it needs lining up again. 

 

It's not 'free' to buy a VAST thing.

 

Treat it how you want.  I personally don't think the east coast is remote. 

 

Just wanted to bring some perspective to all the exciting technical news here.

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13 hours ago, eman said:

..... and every time it needs lining up again. 

 

It's not 'free' to buy a VAST thing.

 

Treat it how you want.  I personally don't think the east coast is remote. 

 

Just wanted to bring some perspective to all the exciting technical news here.

 

This is off-topic but......You shouldn't have to keep realigning the Sat Dish and/or LNB if it is securely correctly and installed correctly. If this is happening then the mounting hardware is no appropriate for your situation. I have two Sat Dishes on my roof (120cm Dish and 90cm) which have been there for years, and I have never had to realign the Sat Dish and/or LNB. I made sure I purchased mounting hardware for both Dishes that doesn't allow any movement of the Sat Dish and/or LNB.

 

No the VAST Sat Decoder, Dish & LNB etc are not free. The same as the TV Antenna on my roof wasn't free. Yes the TV Antenna on my roof didn't cost as much as as the VAST gear, but if you want FTA TV and there is no Terrestrial TV Transmitters in your area (for whatever reason), then VAST is your only option. Not sure why you don't have any Terrestrial TV Transmitters near you. Perhaps you are locate in a blackspot area (hills or mountain between you and the transmitter site). Or just too far away from the nearest transmitter site to receive sufficient signal.

 

Anyway VAST was designed to Service people in the above situations. If you didn't have VAST, you would have nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, eman said:

..... and every time it needs lining up again. 

Sounds like you need to get a better antenna man...

 

13 hours ago, eman said:

Treat it how you want.  I personally don't think the east coast is remote. 

No neither do I.... there's a transmitter right near Bega though.

If you can't pick that up...  you need to buy a VAST compatible set top box and a dish ..... instead of buying the DVB compatible box/TV and antenna.

 

 

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Yeah the bega one doesn't reach this far.

 

Bad luck for this town.   

 

I have vast.  Cyclonic style wind off the snow and down the escarpment causes damage in these parts. 

 

Local answer seems to be to pay for more download and stream stuff. 

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