Category Archives: HDTV

What is Blu-ray 3D?

Last year saw a nearly unique sporting event in Australia. For only the second time in its 113 year history, the Australian Rules football grand final ended in a draw. This is so rare simply because the rules of the … Continue reading

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Digital TV video bitrates – January 2011

Time to update the video and audio bitrates for digital TV again in the light of the introduction of the new channel ‘Eleven’. (The last update was in October last year.) To gather this data, on 18 through 20 January … Continue reading

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Cricket in HD!

WIN TV (and presumably Channel 9) is broadcasting the Twenty/20 Australia vs Sri Lanka cricket match in proper 1080i50. Looks wonderful!

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Video bitrates for digital TV stations – October 2010

Back in March this year I set out a list of the video and audio bitrates for digital TV. Since then new channels have been added and some of the stations have reallocated the balance of their available bandwidth. To … Continue reading

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Quality TV

The recent proliferation of second and third TV stations for the major broadcasters has brought some interesting material back to our TV screens. There are a lot of broadcast hours to fill up, and low cost content must be especially … Continue reading

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Monsters and High Definition

I’ve previously mentioned the Quick Hitts podcast a couple of times. Dave Hitt has a superbly professional manner and tone in his podcasts on his wide ranging, but generally fairly libertarian subjects. I find a great deal to agree with … Continue reading

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3D and HD

It seems that the Playstation 3 is likely to get its Blu-ray 3D firmware upgrade in September. That the PS3 can be upgraded at all for this purpose is something I find quite interesting. My understanding is that the preferred … Continue reading

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News coming

Australians, might be a good idea to rescan your digital TV stations, or a least the ABC. I did so this afternoon and ABC 20 HD has now gone. Instead there is ABC 24 HD (720p), which will soon be … Continue reading

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Side by side

For those who aren’t in a position to receive any of the 3D TV broadcasts, this is what Simon’s comment to the previous post refers to: The basic TV standards (max resolution¬†of 1920 at 1080i at 50 hertz) can’t be … Continue reading

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Video bitrates for digital TV stations

Rather than doing my usual mini-review for The Canberra Times for this coming Monday, I’ve done a piece on digital TV. Primarily, what it now offers. In preparing for it, I’ve gathered and calculated the basic technical specs for the … Continue reading

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