[vdr] Re: 1.3.41 and buffer reserve

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Jan 30 09:58:55 CET 2006

Alain Vaslet wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>>>> Since around the beginning of this year the ZDF broadcasts with
>>>> a much higher bandwidth than before. That's why recording and watching
>>>> channels on that transponder is a problem on a single card system.
>>> Arrrrgh! It's a higher bit (data) rate but _not_ bandwidth!
>> But doesn't that ultimately result in a higher bandwidth
>> of that particular broadcast?
> ??? NO! The reason why ZDF is broadcasting at a higher bit rate is that 
> Eurosport and Euronews went off their transponder (to KDG transponder on 
> 23,5°). Bandwidth is a measure of frequency range, measured in hertz. 
> This range has _not_ changed which would be rather difficult because 
> frequencies on satellites are pretty fix. Also modulation, FEC and 
> symbol rate have not been changed.
> Alain

I was not referring to the bandwidth of the entire transponder.
I'm pretty sure that hasn't changed. I was referring to the
individual signal of the ZDF channel, with

VPID: 110
APID: 120=deu,121=2ch
DPID: 125=dd

Apparently they are broadcasting that channel using a bigger chunk of
the total transponder capacity, which means a higher data rate, ok,
but ultimately results in a sharper image with more details and better
audio (why else would they do it?). And a sharper image means that
the video signal has a higher bandwidth, doesn't it?


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