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Old 11-06-2019, 03:34   #61
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

More MPEG4 switches has happen today: (Source: TiVo and DigitalBitRate).

The Following channels has joined Tsid5/C064.
Kerrang, Box Hits, Kiss, The Box, Magic, Box Upfront and Comedy Central

Due to them changed multiplex/frequency you will need to re-Add to your Favourites.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:23   #62
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

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More MPEG4 switches has happen today: (Source: TiVo and DigitalBitRate).

The Following channels has joined Tsid5/C064.
Kerrang, Box Hits, Kiss, The Box, Magic, Box Upfront and Comedy Central

Due to them changed multiplex/frequency you will need to re-Add to your Favourites.
There's also two New Sans Noms on that multiplex/frequency.
One is Cartoonito as I can see the logo in the DBR screengrab, and the other is showing an advert in its screengrab. My guess is it's Fox as it will be the only 24hr channel left on Tsid15/C053 once Cartoonito moves.

So I'd guess Cartoonito and Fox will move this week based on previous experience.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:09   #63
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

FIVE new channels now testing on CO32.

Five new channels are now testing on CO32 (SID) 902 to (SID) 906 we think it for BBC Red Button.

---------- Post added at 10:49 ---------- Previous post was at 10:44 ----------

We have now also found an other channel testing on CO32 (SID) 901 we think that is for BBC Red Button HD.

Look like someone at Virgin HQ is playing games - the EPG on (SID) 901 says "Let`s Scramble"

---------- Post added at 10:59 ---------- Previous post was at 10:49 ----------

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There's also two New Sans Noms on that multiplex/frequency.
One is Cartoonito as I can see the logo in the DBR screengrab, and the other is showing an advert in its screengrab. My guess is it's Fox as it will be the only 24hr channel left on Tsid15/C053 once Cartoonito moves.
We also think the other one will be FOX (They broadcast Tellyshopping about the time that screengrab was took).

---------- Post added at 11:09 ---------- Previous post was at 10:59 ----------

We now think the following channels is set to move by Friday.

Moving to CO64:
FOX
Cartoonito

Moving to CO69:
Paramount Network
Channel unkown [ITVBe?]
Channel unkown [TV X?]
Television PPN Info
Virgin TV Highlights
Channel unkown [Bangers?]
Bangers PPN Info
ITV2
ITV4
Channel unknown [40+?]
40+ PPN Info
Channel unknown [Adult Channel?]
Adult Channel PPN Info
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:30   #64
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

Fox & Cartoonito have indeed switched over to MPEG4 and moved multiplex/frequency.

Other moves include ITVBe (already MPEG4), Virgin Movies & Store and Paramount Network SD.

These, as usual, will need reFavourited.
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Fox & Cartoonito have indeed switched over to MPEG4 and moved multiplex/frequency.

Other moves include ITVBe (already MPEG4), Virgin Movies & Store and Paramount Network SD.

These, as usual, will need reFavourited.
Also TV X Pay Per Night info channel 970 was moved too.

---------- Post added at 14:17 ---------- Previous post was at 14:00 ----------

Following channels may move to CO69 tonight:
Channel unkown [Bangers?]
Bangers PPN Info
ITV2
ITV4
Channel unknown [40+?]
40+ PPN Info
Channel unknown [Adult Channel?]
Adult Channel PPN Info

But the following will still be on CO54 after tonight.

BT Sport Extra 0*
BT Sport Extra 2*
BT Sport Extra 3*
BT Sport Extra 4*
ITV Audio Desc**
BT Sport Extra 5*
BT Sport Extra 6*
ITV4 +1**

*We think BT Sport Extra Channel may stay on CO54 and the stream will become for Red Button channels,

**No idea where ITV AD and ITV4 +1 will end up.
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

More MPEG4 switches has happen today: (Source: TiVo and DigitalBitRate).

The Following channels has joined C069.
Bangers PPN Info, ITV2, ITV4, 40+ PPN Info and Adult Channel PPN Info,

Due to them changed multiplex/frequency you will need to re-Add to your Favourites.
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Re: Channels switched to MPEG4

So when is Atlantic coming , MB?
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So when is Atlantic coming , MB?
Ask OB as he seems fairly postive.
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So when is Atlantic coming , MB?
Any time now, if the presumed end date of the existing carriage deal is anything to go by.

Hazarding a guess, I would say July or August.
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Any time now, if the presumed end date of the existing carriage deal is anything to go by.

Hazarding a guess, I would say July or August.
Seeing the last one was done in May 2014 then May 2019 has already been and gone.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...l-sky-atlantic
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Seeing the last one was done in May 2014 then May 2019 has already been and gone.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...l-sky-atlantic
I'm thinking that the deal has already been done but the details are to be announced on a date they have agreed already..The new arrangements may well come into play on the same date as the new Sky/BT carriage deal, which we also do not know, even though the deal has been agreed.

However, due to the secrecy around all of this, no-one can be absolutely definitive about any of it.

Back on topic, does anyone know whether the MPEG4 implementation is responsible for the occasional pixelation that is now appearing on some channels?

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Back on topic, does anyone know whether the MPEG4 implementation is responsible for the occasional pixelation that is now appearing on some channels?
No, it isn't. But the associated frequency moves might have moved channels that you watch to frequencies where you have a signal fault. Whatever, if you have pixellation, you need to report it to VM.
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No, it isn't. But the associated frequency moves might have moved channels that you watch to frequencies where you have a signal fault. Whatever, if you have pixellation, you need to report it to VM.
Thanks, spiderplant. It's only occasional at the moment, so I'll see how it goes.
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Thanks, spiderplant. It's only occasional at the moment, so I'll see how it goes.
I had quite bad pixellation on a few channels especially BBC Scotland amongst other. Reported it and the engineer when he arrived mentioned that the signal was awful and he was surprised we weren't having more issues.

Signal was fine coming in so he replaced all the cables and wall box (internal) as it had been in 20 years. Also removed the splitter that originally went upstairs, now all good.

As SP said - worth giving them a ring.
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I had quite bad pixellation on a few channels especially BBC Scotland amongst other. Reported it and the engineer when he arrived mentioned that the signal was awful and he was surprised we weren't having more issues.

Signal was fine coming in so he replaced all the cables and wall box (internal) as it had been in 20 years. Also removed the splitter that originally went upstairs, now all good.

As SP said - worth giving them a ring.
Just to clarify. You specified that the wall box replaced was internal, was the replaced cabling inside AND outside then?

If outside, did they notice any visible damage?

Thanks in advance.
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