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Title: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 09, 2011, 06:58
Has anyone noticed that when viewing ITV High Definition Programmes that the sound is not always in sync? This is more noticeable on outside broadcasts, or is it a problem with my TV Set?


Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Clive on July 09, 2011, 08:32
I noticed it a couple of times when I first had mine but not recently.  It will be Sky, not your set.  In the early days of Sky TV it was normal for sound to be out of sync.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2011, 08:39
I can't receive HD yet, so can't help, sorry.  :bawl:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: GillE on July 09, 2011, 11:16
I can't comment on ITV because there never seems to be anything on that channel which we wish to watch.  However, we get problems with BBC1 HD programmes breaking up.  I suspect the broadcasting infrastructure can't cope with this new technology.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Rodders on July 09, 2011, 12:15
This area has traditionally always been the last to get broadcasting goodies, and Freeview HD won't arrive here until March 2012, so two days ago I bought myself a Humax Foxsat HD set top satellite box to experience Freesat HD in all its glory.  There is an option to correct synch problems in the setup menu, but I haven't needed to use it.

From my experience so far, I'd have to say HD is a bit of a disappointment really.  There's currently only four HD channels - and they don't always transmit in HD.  I suppose I could improve the situation by giving 30 quid a month to that loathsome pariah Murdoch, but hey...
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2011, 14:02
Same here, Rod.  2012 for Freeview HD, what there is of it.  I certainly wouldn't pay extra for it, because I hardly watch TV these days anyway.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Rodders on July 09, 2011, 15:18
Down here at the arse-end of civilisation we still don't have Channel 5 on terrestrial telly.   (https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv300%2FMothballs%2FSmileys%2Ftv2.gif&hash=104fefa1fcb3b5fec0e71862be40883b65253083)
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: GillE on July 09, 2011, 16:39
I actually enjoyed watching a programme on C5 the other night.

:o
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2011, 16:56
Down here at the arse-end of civilisation we still don't have Channel 5 on terrestrial telly.   (https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv300%2FMothballs%2FSmileys%2Ftv2.gif&hash=104fefa1fcb3b5fec0e71862be40883b65253083)

You're not missing anything.

I actually enjoyed watching a programme on C5 the other night.

 :o

:sanity:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Clive on July 09, 2011, 17:39
I recently subscribed to Sky HD because they were giving away 100 of M&S vouchers.  Frankly, it makes lots of things worse - particularly close-ups of presenters faces.  Every zit and blackhead is visible and slightly stomach-churning. 
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 09, 2011, 18:23
:vomit:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 10, 2011, 09:29
I noticed it a couple of times when I first had mine but not recently.  It will be Sky, not your set.  In the early days of Sky TV it was normal for sound to be out of sync.

I guess your right. I havent got Sky, but Ive got Freesat via Humax Box, but I realise that the signal is coming from one of Sky satellites.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 10, 2011, 09:31
This area has traditionally always been the last to get broadcasting goodies, and Freeview HD won't arrive here until March 2012, so two days ago I bought myself a Humax Foxsat HD set top satellite box to experience Freesat HD in all its glory.  There is an option to correct synch problems in the setup menu, but I haven't needed to use it.

From my experience so far, I'd have to say HD is a bit of a disappointment really.  There's currently only four HD channels - and they don't always transmit in HD.  I suppose I could improve the situation by giving 30 quid a month to that loathsome pariah Murdoch, but hey...

Ive got that Humax Box, but does it alter the Sync for all time or is it automatic correction where necessary?
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Rodders on July 10, 2011, 11:26
Well, according to the spanish waiter, it will stay set like that until you change it again.  viz: "Lip-Sync is applied to all channels when once adjusted."
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 10, 2011, 12:29
I see you ignored your mother's advice not to pull faces in the wind, Rod.  :)x
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Rodders on July 10, 2011, 12:50
And risk getting another smack in the face with the frying-pan?  No way!
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 10, 2011, 12:54
 :hehe:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 10, 2011, 18:18
I see you ignored your mother's advice not to pull faces in the wind, Rod.  :)x

Hes been a victim of lipsync gone wrong!

 :)x
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Rodders on July 11, 2011, 00:02
Sure, but you have to admit there's not much wrong with my finger-sync.  (https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv300%2FMothballs%2FSmileys%2Ffinger.gif&hash=2beea84608f9af75f75eaccec5067df90ec3f873)
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: sam on July 12, 2011, 18:34
we just got a HD telly, I got a nice Samsung one - well pleased with it - HD of my USB device, why do I need to watch live TV?
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 12, 2011, 18:57
Congratulations Sam-Hope you enjoy it.

Live TV is a load of cheap crap. I mainly watch films or documentarys that I record from Freesat.

I had a discussion with Kenneth Kendall a few months back when he was in my shop, and he said that when he was r eading the news on BBC the entertainers were there to be employed, but there just not there now.


Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2011, 19:43
Nice one, Sam.  :)
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: sam on July 12, 2011, 20:31
yeah I'm well pleased with it. First LCD TV I've owned too.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: sam on July 12, 2011, 20:31
just a shame I don't get to use it in the week when I'm in a different city. Oh well t'other one gets to use it.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: sam on July 12, 2011, 20:32
I also got HDMI cable to it from my Xbox, FIFA has never looked so amazing before.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Clive on July 12, 2011, 20:56
Congratulations Sam-Hope you enjoy it.

Live TV is a load of cheap crap. I mainly watch films or documentarys that I record from Freesat.

I had a discussion with Kenneth Kendall a few months back when he was in my shop, and he said that when he was r eading the news on BBC the entertainers were there to be employed, but there just not there now.

And in other news Kenneth Kendall is still alive.  He must be well into his eighties by now!   :D
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: davy51 on July 12, 2011, 22:27

Hd is ok for newer movies and sports filmed in HD


Twof my favorites in HD are Avatar and the last airbender


It does bring out the colors in those
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: sam on July 12, 2011, 22:35
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Avatar and the last airbender

the recent film? or the tv show. Not that the film compares anything to the TV show.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: davy51 on July 12, 2011, 23:08
The films


I downloaded them from a site i go to
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2011, 23:17
 :o:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: GillE on July 13, 2011, 00:09
And in other news Kenneth Kendall is still alive.  He must be well into his eighties by now!   :D

He is.  He featured in a TV programme last year in which a number of elderly celebrities lived in a house which had been designed specifically to represent their hey-day and make them feel young again.  I think the other celebrities were Sylvia Syms, Dickie Bird, Derek Jameson, Lionel Blair and Liz Smith.  Anyway, it was great to see how invigorated they were at the end of their stay.  Kenneth Kendall even felt up to owning a dog again, as he had done in his younger day.
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2011, 00:14
The Isle of Wight must be good for you.  :)
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: davy51 on July 13, 2011, 02:30
oops sorry posted in wrong topic :blush:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Clive on July 13, 2011, 08:22
He is.  He featured in a TV programme last year in which a number of elderly celebrities lived in a house which had been designed specifically to represent their hey-day and make them feel young again.  I think the other celebrities were Sylvia Syms, Dickie Bird, Derek Jameson, Lionel Blair and Liz Smith.  Anyway, it was great to see how invigorated they were at the end of their stay.  Kenneth Kendall even felt up to owning a dog again, as he had done in his younger day.

Oh yes!  I watched it too.   :blush:
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Delgado on July 13, 2011, 09:09
He is.  He featured in a TV programme last year in which a number of elderly celebrities lived in a house which had been designed specifically to represent their hey-day and make them feel young again.  I think the other celebrities were Sylvia Syms, Dickie Bird, Derek Jameson, Lionel Blair and Liz Smith.  Anyway, it was great to see how invigorated they were at the end of their stay.  Kenneth Kendall even felt up to owning a dog again, as he had done in his younger day.

He used to own three Dachsunds, and regularly bought his dog food from me. Sadly they have passed away. He has now got a new Puppy, a cross Terrier, and takes her for a walk in the local park with Kenneth in his new electric buggy and the puppy along side. He is 87, but looks almost the same as he used to but with a few more age lines. Got more hair than me-baa!
Title: Re: High Definition TV
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2011, 11:11
;D