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Aug 5th, 2006, 2:46pm
 
Ok Chums I taking you back in time now.  
 
My mate, who has still been using his Filmnet Philips D2mac box, phone me a few weeks ago to say the channels don't seem to work anymore.  I regret that I managed to get the old girl working for him two years ago when I fixed his Filmnet box up to his Digital\Analogue Echostar receiver and it has been going well.
 
My question is does anyone know if they have stopped transmitting or have they changed their keys?
 
Thank you for any help in this matter.  
 
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 5th, 2006, 3:59pm
 
I have a feeling that the d2-mac channels have gone! I doubt very much if there has been a keychange, they havent changed for years!
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Reply #2 - Aug 5th, 2006, 11:07pm
 
I commented on this a little while ago sadly DR2 closed being the last D2MAC channel left broadcasting in June. I watched it up 'till the end and then sadly unplugged my faithful filmnet decoder  :'( End of an era!
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Reply #3 - Aug 6th, 2006, 12:32pm
 
ya d2mac  the good old days  Roll Eyes Roll Eyesgod i miss them days
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Reply #4 - Aug 6th, 2006, 7:50pm
 
They were the days of far better picture quality.With a good signal you got no sparklies which was far better than modern pixallation when something moves fast due to the meagre bit rates and 20 channels on one transponder.(slight stretching of the truth).
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Reply #5 - Aug 6th, 2006, 10:07pm
 
I still think NRK1 had the best picture quality I've ever seen, I think it was only in D-Mac where the others were in D2-Mac?
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Reply #6 - Aug 6th, 2006, 11:15pm
 
Yep you're right Steve NRK1 was in D-Mac rather than D2-Mac, always thought that was a superb picture. The sound was also great on the radio channels on D2-Mac, none of the digital pops you get nowadays which are soooo annoying. I'm a purist give me analog or DTS anyday  Grin
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Reply #7 - Aug 9th, 2006, 9:57am
 
hi steve m8
 
 
i wish we were in d-mac system still.This digital system is nothing but a problem.We may get better when we move to hd-tv,but as you wrote d-mac has great picture and  sound but only with propers deceders
 
 
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Reply #8 - Aug 9th, 2006, 10:27pm
 
For me the old France Supervision was the best quality genuine WS D2mac transmission just using soft scrambling.On my old Phillips reciever and Nokia WS tele it was far better than the best digital picture I have seen.Not seen any HD pictures yet just conventional. Smiley
Sorry it was`nt on one west from memory.
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Reply #9 - Aug 19th, 2006, 2:16pm
 
Wink Thanks chums for the information. You were right; NRK was brilliant picture quality and a lot more stable than digital.
 
I never saw the French system in operation but it wouldn't surprise me that the picture quality was the best.  They've currently get 23megs Broadband and we are lucky over here to get two Megs.
 
Anyway thanks chums for the information. I will pass it sadly on.
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Reply #10 - Dec 19th, 2007, 6:41pm
 
Smiley My Echostar AD-3600 is still going strong, It's a pity that the Sky boxes  are not as reliable   Cool
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