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    Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

    This is a discussion on Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24. within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Tonight I recorded 24 on channel 170 in Hi-Def to watch once the wife and kid had gone to bed. ...

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      Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Tonight I recorded 24 on channel 170 in Hi-Def to watch once the wife and kid had gone to bed.

      Turned it on to playback at 12.30 and all I get is 15 seconds of 24, then a 15 second pause, then a bit more, then a pause, then a bit more, then a pause, then a bit more, then... well you know what I'm saying.

      The whole recording froze every few seconds from start to finish. What a pile of crap.

      Why did this happen?

      If thats the best Sky can do, well, you can guess the subscription will be short lived.

      I have a PACE box.


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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      sounds like an issue with the recording with the file not being saved correctly on the disc.

      See if there is a repeat on Sky 1,2 or 3 and re-record.
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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      I recorded it too, I will have to check if it came down OK.

      Mine is fine, so it must be your box.
      This was suggested by member Kenedin for a similar problem.-
      Very odd. Do a Planner Rebuild. Press Services, 4, 0, 1 & Select. This is the Installers Setup. Select Option 7. Takes a few seconds only and leaves the box in standby. Try playing the recording again.
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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Trying to watch mine at the moment and agree, this looks to me like atmospheric interference, although not HD it's being repeated tonight on SKY 2 @ 23:00
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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      I deleted in in dismay before I went to bed.

      I'll record it tonight again as I watch it, and check the recording. If it fouls up again, I'll ring Sky.


      Cheers guys.

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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheVoyager View Post
      Trying to watch mine at the moment and agree, this looks to me like atmospheric interference, although not HD it's being repeated tonight on SKY 2 @ 23:00
      What does atmospheric interference look like? Or is it just interference?

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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Atmospheric interference causes pixellation of the picture and stuttering of the sound, varying in severity. Don't forget that there are two paths to the satellite, the uplink and the downlink. Although the weather in your locality may be good, bad weather at the uplink site can also affect the quality (most uplinking is done from Woolwich in SE London).

      There are other things which can affect the quality - problems with the encoding of the signals during transmissio can often cause strange picture effects too.

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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      Atmospheric interference causes pixellation of the picture and stuttering of the sound, varying in severity. Don't forget that there are two paths to the satellite, the uplink and the downlink. Although the weather in your locality may be good, bad weather at the uplink site can also affect the quality (most uplinking is done from Woolwich in SE London).

      There are other things which can affect the quality - problems with the encoding of the signals during transmissio can often cause strange picture effects too.
      Atmospherics affect UHF TV signals (tropospheric ducting etc), not microwave ones.

      Most uplinking is not done in the Woolwich area. Most is done in the Winchester area. Sky's main and backup sites are there, Arqiva have Winchester teleport and Morn Hill also both in that area.

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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      The OP called them atmospherics when they meant the weather, but since you are obviously keen to split hairs, then I'll just say that heavy rain is known to cause problems with microwave propagation.

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      Re: Worst recording on the planet: Sky HD 24.

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      The OP called them atmospherics when they meant the weather, but since you are obviously keen to split hairs, then I'll just say that heavy rain is known to cause problems with microwave propagation.
      Splitting hairs? You wanna speak to Sam Radford!
      I corrected you. Twice. On both points you were wrong. Sorry.

      Rain and snow can certainly affect the signal levels either way. Its known as rain fade. Virgin have 3m dishes instead of minidishes picking up their sky feeds and they still are affected by rain fade if the weather is bad enough.

     

     
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