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When will SABC 2 go HD?

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

Does their TV Guide not include HD in the channel name like on DSTV? Unfortunately their on-screen logo doesn't say HD.

 

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

If it is the NA9200 then for sure it should be.

There is a sw upgrade that is supposed to take place over the air. If it is an older model decoder, then it is possible that the sw upgrade has not yet happened.

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?


@GeoffD wrote:

So here is the low down on OVHD.

1 SABC channels 1,2,3 on all models of the OVHD decoders are now HD.

2 OPENPVR is available on the NA 9200 decoder. The next to be upgraded over the air is the DSD1465. Then the other models will follow.

3 Only selected channels are recordable however. No specific indication has been given as to which channels are recordable, but it appears that the SABC channels are not.

4 The 64 GB USB stick gives you 18 hours of storage. The sticks are supposed to be use able with any model. Not sure if they are interchangeable.


Hi GeoffD- are you sure all models now have SABC in HD - I have the original Ellies model - it looks like SABC is still in Standard definition - when you hit the info button it shows 576i not 1080i

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

So here is the low down on OVHD.

1 SABC channels 1,2,3 on all models of the OVHD decoders are now HD.

2 OPENPVR is available on the NA 9200 decoder. The next to be upgraded over the air is the DSD1465. Then the other models will follow.

3 Only selected channels are recordable however. No specific indication has been given as to which channels are recordable, but it appears that the SABC channels are not.

4 The 64 GB USB stick gives you 18 hours of storage. The sticks are supposed to be use able with any model. Not sure if they are interchangeable.

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?


@krugie wrote:

Despite no further feedback, the switch to HD has actually taken place. I can't say for sure when but it wasn't in HD on Sunday.

 

EDIT: Just saw on Thinus that is happened today.

 

 


Thanks for the info. Not at home to confirm.

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

Despite no further feedback, the switch to HD has actually taken place. I can't say for sure when but it wasn't in HD on Sunday.

 

EDIT: Just saw on Thinus that it happened today.

 

 

Octo-LNB to 2 x 5.2 switches. Explora1 (Prim) & HDPVR 2P (Sec), Samsung 55" UA55F8500 Smart 3D LED TV, HDMI picture & audio via Onkyo TX-NR626
receiver. Explora2 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).
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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

Yes apparently so. SABC 1,2,3 all HD on OVHD.

BUT, so far ONLY confirmed for those with the Ellies NA 9200 decoder, after a sw upgrade.

Seems those with the elcheapo Game supplied OVHD decoder don't even get SABC 1,3 in HD!

As an aside, the game decoder is supplied by the same manufacturer as the 5 series MC HD decoder, model 5S.

Figures!

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

Apparently SABC 2 is now in HD format on the Openview HD service...

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?

Hi @krugie, we haven't received any feedback, we will follow up.~ 

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Re: When will SABC 2 go HD?


@Nontsiki_DStv1 wrote:

Hi krugie, JeanP and Optimist.  We are enquiring with the team. We'll revert back as soon as we have feedback. 


@Nontsiki_DStv1 - any feedback on this yet?

 

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