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Astra 28.2 8K test

(October 2019)

NG
noggin Founding member
Sorry - can't find the original thread where this was discussed, but the Astra 28.2 (i.e. same orbital position as Sky and Freesat) 8K test service has resumed.

https://en.kingofsat.net/tp.php?tp=519

** EDIT - looks to be Rec 709 not Rec 2020 - which is odd **

http://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?liste=1&live=69&lang=en&mux=11973

Bitrate is ~71Mbs, peaking at over 80Mbs?
Last edited by noggin on 5 October 2019 2:14pm
HA
harshy Founding member
is it still there my blindscanner went straight past the published kingofsat frequency.

Edit i found it, but the sound is jittery and it didnt show any video in VLC Sad
Last edited by harshy on 5 October 2019 1:33pm
HA
harshy Founding member
Sorry - can't find the original thread where this was discussed, but the Astra 28.2 (i.e. same orbital position as Sky and Freesat) 8K test service has resumed.

https://en.kingofsat.net/tp.php?tp=519

It's 4320/50p HEVC/h.265 with Rec2020 gamut and HLG EOTF (i.e. it's SDR-compatible HDR)

http://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?liste=1&live=69&lang=en&mux=11973

Bitrate is ~71Mbs, peaking at over 80Mbs?


The box was showing 52mbs
NG
noggin Founding member
is it still there my blindscanner went straight past the published kingofsat frequency.

Edit i found it, but the sound is jittery and it didnt show any video in VLC Sad


I think it depends on your platform and hardware specs. I get stuttery pictures and audio on VLC on my Mac using GigE connectivity from the tuner.
NG
noggin Founding member
Sorry - can't find the original thread where this was discussed, but the Astra 28.2 (i.e. same orbital position as Sky and Freesat) 8K test service has resumed.

https://en.kingofsat.net/tp.php?tp=519

It's 4320/50p HEVC/h.265 with Rec2020 gamut and HLG EOTF (i.e. it's SDR-compatible HDR)

http://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?liste=1&live=69&lang=en&mux=11973

Bitrate is ~71Mbs, peaking at over 80Mbs?


The box was showing 52mbs


ffmpeg at the moment is reporting ~66-67Mbs as I stream and record the service via an IP feed of the transport stream.
NG
noggin Founding member
Though interestingly the video now appears to be Rec 709 not Rec 2020, and SDR not HDR.
HA
harshy Founding member
Just had another try I got an IP feed of it and VLC was able to read the video it is SDR strangely.
NG
noggin Founding member
Just had another try I got an IP feed of it and VLC was able to read the video it is SDR strangely.


Yes - it's odd. The content seems to be identical in editorial terms (violin workshop etc.) but last time it was Rec 2020 HLG HDR , this time it's Rec 709 SDR.

Are there any 8K TVs on sale that don't support Rec 2020 HLG?
HA
harshy Founding member
Just had another try I got an IP feed of it and VLC was able to read the video it is SDR strangely.


Yes - it's odd. The content seems to be identical in editorial terms (violin workshop etc.) but last time it was Rec 2020 HLG HDR , this time it's Rec 709 SDR.

Are there any 8K TVs on sale that don't support Rec 2020 HLG?

I wouldn't have thought so maybe its just a mistake on their side?

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