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  1. Good grief Alan!!! Did I say that either of those were? Have I said that VAST has anything to do with metro services? Did I say in any way, shape or form that SBS 33 was ever 76, aka 7flix??? SERIOUSLY? You said, and I quote And I responded That is with reference to metro, as per your reference. I said and I quote, Let me explain. 7flix was Mpeg4. 33 was Mpeg4. Get the picture? Soooo, they, SBS, have done a 7flix with 33. In other words they have changed to MPEG2. Thankyou. Back to normal programming - whatever that is.
  2. That may very well be, however none of their metro services are MPEG4. They have done a 7flix with 33.
  3. Not quite true. Those cabinets are indeed powered from the street poles, HOWEVER, when the power goes off you do not lose phone/internet as such. If you have a look in the cabinets you will see on the bottom shelf a bunch of orange thingies that look like batteries. They are in fact as such so the cabinet does not go down - for a while at least. The most likely way you will lose your phone/internet is if you do not have an alternate power supply at your house/dwelling etc such as, at the least, a UPS. If you have one of them you can carry on for as long as it holds up or you can get another power supply to it or the mains come back, and then for however long the cabinet backup lasts. I have no figures for how long the batteries in the cabinets can provide back up.
  4. A small technical detail in error here; SBS HD is not MPEG4 and in fact none of the SBS services are MPEG4.
  5. I, too, was going to query the relevance to the Australian scene - and mildly still would given that this is allegedly "Australia's leading audio visual and home theatre forum", but then I realised it is in the "What is happening overseas" subforum so I though fair enough. But is it supposed to make us hanker more for the advent of DRM in Australia or what? Until it gets here I'm not fussed. Seems more like mostly comments about the brand and that model in particular which wouldn't pass muster here, even if it does have a zippity doo dah radio receiver in it. Perhaps Nissan should bring back the 1200 or the 120Y, or Toyota the E20 or E30 (they did have seatbelts and the latter ones front disc brakes) and they fit them out with a DAB+ radio for sale here. Then we could have even more listeners to digital.
  6. No, the actual channels used for the Bourke St site are 40, 41, 43, 44 and 45. The Dandenong main site uses 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12. these are for the ABC, SBS and three commercial broadcasters only. And their representation on a TV or tuner will be the logical channels of 2, 21, 22 etc, 3, 32, 30 etc, 7, 70, 71 etc 9, 90, 92 etc, 1, 10, 11 etc,
  7. Good grief, last weeks news. And they weren't downloading, it was live streaming.
  8. The name there is "Seak" by the way. Just because a digital radio is fitted does not mean it is listened to. I have an FM tuner in my car (who doesn't?) but I very rarely use that section of it. So to use the number of vehicles fitted with a DAB+ receiver does not necessarily follow that it is therefor listened to. What was that comment Seak quoted earlier. The facts of vehicles with DAB+ radios, but the stats of them that are listened to per se.
  9. Well then, I am reasonably sure I have commented to that on previous occasions. Just in case it hasn't been registered, I will say that from my perspective most of the programs I have listened to DO suffer from a lack of bitrate which (strangely enough!!!) reflects on the quality of the sound. Most listeners would not know if it bit them on the proverbial bum that the quality of what they are hearing is suffering as such and so therefore Mr. Hughes DO NOT COMPLAIN and/or can't be fagged to do as such! I whole heartedly agree maestro Juggler. I am fast reaching the same. I would suggest that some peoples standing here is about as shaky as this forum's stability of late. Now, what was the topic?
  10. As much as many people complain about loud ads, there are very, very few that do not comply. Typically it will be promos that sometimes don't seem quite right. However what needs to be understood is a thing called psychoacoustics and the principles of audio compression and limiting. The actual level of the audio doesn't go higher than a certain amount but it maintains the level a lot more than the program does so it appears to be louder, but in actual fact isn't - as much as anyone would like to think otherwise.
  11. I have spoken to at least one person still in the business who has heard of him. When I say business I use it broadly, not just relating to transmitters as such. I was of the opinion that they had made the Carmel site the main one for all, not just the commercials. Allegedly for better coverage to the coastal plain because Carmel has better reach to the north and south than does Bickley. And the BA (ABC, SBS etc) Bickley was now the standby. I will as always stand corrected. I'll have to speak to one of my cohorts. As per usual we have digressed.
  12. They do. As digital said, different codecs. You will need to go into a menu to set the levels on your receiver(s) so that they are the same or similar.
  13. Good grief! Children.
  14. I give in. What did James T Kirk say about STW that you have issues with?
  15. And? Seriously, let it go.