Thread: Upgrade normal dreambox to watch HD channels?


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Would it be possible to update the firmware on normal dreamboxes to decode the mpeg4 HD signal that is received from channels such as Channel 4 HD? I'm not talking about displaying

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    Upgrade normal dreambox to watch HD channels?

    Would it be possible to update the firmware on normal dreamboxes to decode the mpeg4 HD signal that is received from channels such as Channel 4 HD?

    I'm not talking about displaying the content in HD on a television, I'm talking about simply viewing it in SD via your normal scart but the source being the HD channel?

    The reason I ask is that, as you may know, Channel 4 has recently went to Astra 2D and I know a lot of dreambox owners in my current location who would like to watch Channel 4 HD instead which we can still receive a signal for fine.



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    im only guessing but i cant see you doing through a scart to carry an hd signal
    as a scart would only carry a sd signal
    not unlless it was streamed through a pc with a dvi or hdmi card output to a hd tv.

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    I have a SkyHD box personally and I can view the HD channels through scart if I want (infact I watch HD channels through my scart video sender in my bedroom all the time) - but obviously it is displayed in SD because of the scart.

    I am asking could we basically upgrade normal SD dreamboxes to decode the HD signal and display it as SD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cric2k View Post
    Would it be possible to update the firmware on normal dreamboxes to decode the mpeg4 HD signal that is received from channels such as Channel 4 HD?
    No, the hardware isn't up to it, a firmware update would be useless.

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    i always wondered would it be possible to stream the hd video raw to a pc and decode?

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    I think its possible to stream it with VLC, but it may only be the H.264 stuff. I think I remember people doing it with the BBC HD channel. It may well be different for Mpeg 4 streams.



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    whast wrong with the normal channel 4 aint it the same



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