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In Topic: how crap is this government ?

Today, 03:02 PM

If you're doing black economy/tax dodging stuff, then very unlikely you'd be using an ABN for it.

In Topic: NBN - Is it too expensive?

18 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

A surplus of recyclable copper would send the ore price down, so why would you bother with mining shares?

In Topic: What Did You Watch Lately ?

17 July 2018 - 09:06 PM

On the news tonight...


narrowly avoided deserved Darwin Award by Drongo female cyclist trying to cross a drawbridge


In Topic: sennheiser 175 wireless headphones

17 July 2018 - 12:40 PM

Could also be a problem with surround sound.  I've had similar when streaming local videos with 5.1 audio to my Bluray player - often the result is no audio at all.


Try the Info button or equivalent on your remote - usually it'll give you a bit of stream information such as stereo, dolby surround etc.

In Topic: sennheiser 175 wireless headphones

16 July 2018 - 08:00 PM

Movie channels?

Are you talking the free to air ones or something else like streaming or satellite?


I'd have to have a look but there's different codecs in use as of a couple of years ago.  Legacy DTV is somewhat like the old DVDs being Mpeg-2 and usually AC3 for the audio.

To fit more streams into the bandwidth, Mpeg-4 video is used on some stations now and I think that they're probably paired with AAC audio which might be the problem.


Though like you've said - the usual is that digital audio gets piped around the home theatre devices as PCM anyway so source format shouldn't matter.


But a fix might come down to playing about with audio formats of the devices in use.



ed - I just checked a recording of 9HD, it's AC3 but that would likely be to retain legacy support as the SD version of the channel would be sharing the audio.

Will have to look for a unique channel that uses the setup I suspect... likely one of the crappy shopping channels.


ed2- strange.  9Life is a H.265 channel in SD and uses MP2 audio.  Maybe it gives better compression at the shitty bitrates they'd assign to the minor channels.