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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Kaffeine and HDTV

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 23:19:05 -0500
On Monday 22 February 2016 14:31:38 Thierry de Coulon wrote:

> Hello all,
> Basically, this is possibly somewhat off topic, but as it's still TDE
> related, maybe someone allready found a solution:
> I've been using Kaffeine for years to watch DVB-S. Mor recently, I got
> a USB DVB-C receiver (Sundtek) and it works relatively well (although
> I got freezes).
> My problem is that my Cable operator recently warned us that some
> programs would stop being proposed in their non-HD version. Kaffeine,
> however, does not work with the HD versions (at least I can't set them
> up).
> Eye TV (on a Mac Mini) works (I use that as a recorder under my TV
> set). Am I missing some settings on Kaffeine (0.8.8)?

I am a retired television engineer.

When we made the switch to HD on this side of the pond called the 
Atlantic, it was to a whole new signal format, including all new 
transmitters, at least in the below 1 kilowatt driver stages. I expect 
much the same occured in your neck of the woods there in .ch land.  So 
basically, whatever card you were using in your computer to receive the 
signals, will probably have to be replaced by a card that can decode the 
newer, highly compressed digital signals. On an old tv card, this new 
signal we're using here cannot be seen as it looks almost exactly like a 
blank, off air channel showing whats best described as "snow".

What we are using here now is called 8-VSB, but there are at least 3 
other competing digital signal formats extant on this planet today. 

I am, but not working well, the audio pops in and out, using a 
pcHDTV-3000 pci card here, with kaffeine. I was going to check it, but 
either the card has totally died, or the antenna has been disconnected 
in some of my other riggings here. I am not on a cable or dish, big 
rooftop antenna here, and the rest of my tv's are all working fine.

But that can't effect you. I'd expect the card will need to be replaced 
with a newer, digital capable card.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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