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donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON

Bell Satellite flip to MPEG4 done (sort of OT)

Just the other day our receiver got an update to a new menu system, etc. Also anything recorded after November 21 will take less space on the PVR (stronger compression).

Just wanted to let others know.



Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
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Pretty sure this isn't the full transition, it's just a few of the HD channels in addition to a bunch of the MPEG4 Ethnic SDs they already have. They still have a whole shitload of MPEG2 up there in the sky.



Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to donoreo

Do older ExpressVu devices even support MPEG-4?



Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
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Nope, but last I heard they were swapping out all the old HD receivers for MPEG4-capable ones. Plenty of SD stuff out there that won't do MPEG4 still.


julienvf

join:2008-12-30
Verdun, QC
kudos:1
reply to donoreo

New menus but 9242's are still slow to tune channels.



Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
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reply to donoreo

They better be swapping it out for free and giving ownership of the new terminals to the customers. My parents had to buy their terminals.
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donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON

said by Guspaz:

They better be swapping it out for free and giving ownership of the new terminals to the customers. My parents had to buy their terminals.

We swapped out the ones at the cottage in September. They were free. You had to be quick, they deactivated the old ones 4 weeks after the new ones were sent.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to Gone

said by Gone:

Nope, but last I heard they were swapping out all the old HD receivers for MPEG4-capable ones. Plenty of SD stuff out there that won't do MPEG4 still.

They have run at least two promos if not three by now where they were swapping old SD and HD receivers for newer receivers.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to donoreo

said by donoreo:

Just the other day our receiver got an update to a new menu system, etc. Also anything recorded after November 21 will take less space on the PVR (stronger compression).

Just wanted to let others know.

Also this is MPEG-4 AVC AKA H.264.


Guspaz
Guspaz
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Montreal, QC
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reply to donoreo

Just in time to be rendered obsolete by HEVC/h.265! :P

h.265 is claiming (in benchmarks) some pretty substantial savings. 35% less bitrate than h.264 for the same PSNR, or 70% less bitrate than MPEG-2. Of course, PSNR isn't a measurement of subjective quality, but it definitely shows a marked improvement.
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