[linux-dvb] BBC HD on Freesat?
hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Sat May 17 05:09:00 CEST 2008
Am Samstag, den 17.05.2008, 00:40 +0100 schrieb Tim Hewett:
> Try this using VLC:
> vlc dvb:// :dvb-adapter=<YOUR_CARD_NO> :dvb-frequency=10847000 :dvb-
> srate=22000000 :programs=6940
> You might have to select the program manually but this should setup
> the tuner ok for you. It is on a DVB-S transponder, not DVB-S2, so any
> budget hardware should be fine.
> I overclock my 2GHz AMD64 X2 to 2.4GHz to watch it smoothly, also try
> selecting "Bob" as the de-interlacing option to avoid the jagged edges
> when the camera pans.
> I've not managed to get VLC to play ITV HD yet as it is a non-standard
> broadcast, but it is displayed using DVBViewer under Windows if you
> adjust some of the settings for the channel (force it to H.264, mainly).
> The only "special" thing about Freesat is the EPG and interactive
> services. All the channels (except ITV HD) can be viewed using any FTA
> receiver. Some have found ways to get some FTA HD receivers to display
> ITV HD, see some of the threads at Digital Spy.
hmm, what is interesting on BBC HD currently, that you can't get
anywhere else as well? EPG sucks on all DVB-S stuff.
But which content is new there?
I assume nothing for now. I doubt anything is worth to move the dish for
> > Hi all, I'm interested in watching BBC HD broadcasts from the new
> > freesat service. However there seems to be conflicting reports about
> > what hardware this is possible with. In particular there is comment
> > here from the freesat people that seems to imply that they will use
> > some sort access restrictions: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/techdigest/20080423/ttc-opinion-freesat-confusion-and-secrec-e870a33.html
> > "would like to clarify that the Hauppauge free-to-air USB2
> > satellite tuner is not a freesat licensed product and as such will
> > not receive freesat services. freesat licensed products can be
> > identified by the freesat logo and are subject to a stringent test
> > and conformance regime." So... 1) does anyone know if the freesat
> > broadcasts are encrypted or real free to air? 2) Is anyone
> > successfully watching freesat including the BBC HD broadcasts under
> > linux? 3) And if so what hardware are you using? (I'm particularly
> > interested in USB attached hardware as I have no room in my media
> > centre case for a tuner card :D, but maybe I will have to buy a new
> > case!) Cheers, Steve.
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