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  1. Hah - trying living in an area covered by VAST. ...

    Hah - trying living in an area covered by VAST. No commercial FTA main channels in HD, no Viceland in HD, no World Movies in HD (when it starts on July 1). Appallingly low bit rate main channel SD...
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    Sufficient bandwidth for a second HD channel is...

    Sufficient bandwidth for a second HD channel is available, if broadcasters use MPEG 4 technology, unfortunately they are spooked about loosing audience because of the number of pre 2006 MPEG 2 only...
  3. Thread: VAST vs NETFLIX

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    Aside from the adds and content, there are some...

    Aside from the adds and content, there are some broader issues with VAST which need to be addressed if it is to survive the current migration to streaming services and the like:
    1) the lack of...
  4. I would be happy if the government regulates to...

    I would be happy if the government regulates to fix up VAST so I can watch AFL, NRL, Cricket in 1080i on my cheapy edge lit LCD without having to pay big bucks for Foxtel.
  5. or some insects have gotten into the feedhorn ass.

    or some insects have gotten into the feedhorn ass.
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    Not surprised the ABC is upset - another...

    Not surprised the ABC is upset - another broadcaster (non publicly funded) offering an alternative to their biased green left propaganda. Bring it on.
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    Sticky: Does anybody know where I can obtain a new HD...

    Does anybody know where I can obtain a new HD MPEG 4 dual tuner satellite/terrestrial receiver in Australia with a cam slot. Vast cam and card no longer works with XCruiser box so would prefer...
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    Sticky: Thanks - will give it a go

    Thanks - will give it a go
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    Sticky: Leroy - fired up the Ultraplus and VAST Card/Cam...

    Leroy - fired up the Ultraplus and VAST Card/Cam on the weekend after many months of non use due to travel. Unfortunately, the audio does not work on HDMI or component - only on composite video. ...
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    "ABC and SBS are getting ready for 4K some time...

    "ABC and SBS are getting ready for 4K some time in the not to distant future" - incredible; and the commercial FTA regional broadcasters, Seven Central, Imparja and Southern Cross can't get their act...
  11. Thread: Why I am Voting NO

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    When this debate started a couple of years ago, I...

    When this debate started a couple of years ago, I was inclined to vote Yes but after witnessing the bullying, intimidation and vilification of the No camp, by the LGBTIQ lobby and their leftist...
  12. and the HD channel tend to show upscale...

    and the HD channel tend to show upscale programming instead of native HD.
  13. I have the misfortune to be living in the remote...

    I have the misfortune to be living in the remote central VAST footprint, which essentially broadcasts only 2 genuine HD services, SBS HD & ABC HD. The commercial FTA HD situation is a complete...
  14. Thread: Visiosat SMC 1.2m

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    I have a 2.4 solid fibreglass dish with a mesh...

    I have a 2.4 solid fibreglass dish with a mesh core manufactured in Darwin (Northern Territory) built to withstand cyclones. Aside from these, I am not aware of any fibreglass dish availability in...
  15. Thread: AFL in HD on VAST

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    AFL in HD on VAST

    With the new AFL rights deal commencing this year which stipulates HD FTA coverage, does anybody know whether the footy will be shown in HD on VAST (Central and Western footprints). I've seen a post...
  16. Thread: Palapa D at 113E

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    I guess we're talking CS?

    I guess we're talking CS?
  17. Thread: Palapa D at 113E

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    Am in Rockhampton Central Qld and have a 2.4metre...

    Am in Rockhampton Central Qld and have a 2.4metre mesh fixed on Palapa D. Can have a look at 3953 V tonight if you like. I notice its encrypted.
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    From what I saw last night on VAST and...

    From what I saw last night on VAST and terrestrial FTA - waste of bandwidth. Looks like upscaled standard def going out on the HD channels. Would be interested to know what the D1 quality is like.
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    Any idea of the bitrate?

    Any idea of the bitrate?
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    Agree with you - ABC main channel on VAST is...

    Agree with you - ABC main channel on VAST is about as good as it gets in terms of standard definition picture quality. The Crowded House gig last night was very watchable.

    I keep a VAST cam and...
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    thanks Smacca, news about ABC HD on VAST is...

    thanks Smacca, news about ABC HD on VAST is certainly good news, now if only Imparja and Southern Cross would follow suit - I think not.
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    Agree - apart from SBS, High Definition on VAST...

    Agree - apart from SBS, High Definition on VAST appears just about dead and buried. Terribly sad to see this happen; a return to the good old Aurora days. The standard definition channels also...
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    Todays news. ...

    Todays news.

    http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2016/11/abc-switching-to-hd-in-december.html
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    and......................providing a wonderfully...

    and......................providing a wonderfully balanced, fair and objective analysis of politics and current affairs.
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    Agree - just hunt around and pick up a second...

    Agree - just hunt around and pick up a second hand prime focus 1.8m dish.
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