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harshy6,214 posts since 24 Mar 2001
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
harshy6,214 posts since 24 Mar 2001
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
noggin14,546 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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.
noggin14,546 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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.
noggin14,546 posts since 26 Jun 2001
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?
harshy6,214 posts since 24 Mar 2001
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?