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

  • From: David Mitchell <davidm44509@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: amstereo-dmf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:11:41 -0500

Yes, here in the US HD is mpeg2 1920x1080 and 1920x720 if I'm not mistaken.
Will need to check to be sure with a recording.

I would think that the h.264 mpeg4 looks better than our mpeg2 and that's
propably why the file sizes are smaller.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Dave <amstereofan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> Rgds
>   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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