[amstereo-dmf] Re: Verry OT: Recording of Today Show anyone ??

  • From: Dave <amstereofan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: amstereo-dmf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 00:49:22 +0000

No sure you don't have a blu ray writer on the pc then ? I understand about
file sizes with HD... I recorded a concert on BBC HD and this was 6.4 GB for
90 mins worth... It's all h.264 mpeg4 here though for HD as you may know, I
think the US still uses mpeg2 for HD ?

Ok any samples for download sure, thanks, no hurry when you are able...

I think there are usenet binariy groups you can download HD progs never
really tried this though


2009/12/7 David Mitchell <davidm44509@xxxxxxxxx>

> I can record samples of hd shows for you in HD but I don't have a DVD
> recorder yet that records on a blu ray disc. I can record samples for you to
> download though. The uncompressed format is in .ts (transport stream) which
> can be watched using a program like VLC or I can encode to xvid avi or
> wmv-hd.
> However, HD recordings are very large in file size. For example, when I
> recorded a one hour episode of "Desperate Housewives" in HD, the file size
> was 8.5 GB. After editing out commercials, the file size was 4.8 GB.
> Converting to xvid reduced the file to 350 MB and converting to wmv-hd with
> Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound audio reduced it to 1.6 GB. When comparing,
> I couldn't tell much difference between the uncompressed .ts and the wmv-hd.
> Dave in OH
>   On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Dave <amstereofan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hmm fasinating to say the US are way ahead of us is a bit of a
>> understatement ! If you can ever record a HD sample of shows etc like parts
>> of the today show, letterman Jay Leno etc on a blu ray disk (?)  I'd send
>> costs and postage etc
>> Dave
>>   2009/12/7 David Mitchell <davidm44509@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> I get all of them terrestrial (OTA - over the air). Here in the states,
>>> both ABC and Fox Networks broadcast in 720p while NBC, CBS and CW broadcast
>>> in 1080p.
>>> The quality depends on each individual station and how many subchannels
>>> they are running. For example, the ABC affiliate in Youngstown, OH WYTV
>>> broadcasts in 720p but has 2 subchannels in 480i. 33-2 is My YTV and 33-3 is
>>> Weather. 33-1 only carries 2 channel audio while the ABC affiliate in
>>> Cleveland, OH (WEWS) broadcasts in 720p with no subchannels and includes
>>> both 2 channel stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio. Since WEWS in
>>> Cleveland has no subchannels, all of their bandwidth is allocated to 5-1
>>> while the ABC affiliate in Youngstown has to allocate bandwidth for all
>>> three channels making the picture quality of WEWS superior.
>>> In Youngstown, WKBN 27 (27-1 CBS and 27-2 Fox) broadcasts a dual 720p HD
>>> feed on both channels. When I want to record from CBS I record off of KDKA
>>> from Pittsburgh because they are in 1080p with no subchannels and Fox 8 in
>>> Cleveland has no subchannels so I record Fox programs from them.
>>> As you can see, bandwidth allocation varies station by station here
>>> depending on how many subchannels they are running.
>>> Dave in OH
>>>   On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Dave <amstereofan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hi, Thanks very much for the offer. Interesting...
>>>> You get all these affiliates via satellite or terrestrial ?  Are the
>>>> broadcasts mostly 720p in the states ? Are there many complaints about
>>>> quality ie bit rate and other issues ?
>>>> 2009/12/7 David Mitchell <davidm44509@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Hi Dave,
>>>>> I didn't record this but if there is anything you are looking for in
>>>>> the future let me know and I'll be happy to record in HD for you. I have 
>>>>> two
>>>>> HD capture cards and with can get NBC affiliates from Youngstown, OH,
>>>>> Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Steubenville, OH and Wheeling, WV.
>>>>> Dave in OH
>>>>>   On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Dave <amstereofan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> Has anyone got a recording of the Susan Boyle 'concert' on the Today
>>>>>> Show on NBC or know anyone who has likely recorded this ? The flash 
>>>>>> videos
>>>>>> on the Today website I know about but are terrible quality but like low 
>>>>>> fi
>>>>>> am stereo !
>>>>>> Is the today show uploaded on binaries newsgroups also ?
>>>>>> Dave
>>>>>> UK

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