A few questions on INXTC...

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I see that this channels shows a number of older movies from the US and I was wondering...

What is the broadcast quality like from this channel? Clearly from the age of the movies many will not be perfect but does the channel suffer from 'blocking/ pixelation'?

Do they always show the title and credits? I hate channels that remove titles and credits so you cannot identify titles.

To view this channel you need the Dragon Cam 4.1 or specialist box. My receiver is now rather dated although still works fine, a Humax F1-VACI. Would there be any problems using the Dragon cam with this box (It is updated with the latest software)?

Thanks in advance,

the colonel
 

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Hi M8,
For the price of the card to view both inxtc and xplus, they are certainly value for money. some of the films do suffer a bit on quality. but they normally show credits etc. wurzel.
 
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wurzel said:
Hi M8,
For the price of the card to view both inxtc and xplus, they are certainly value for money. some of the films do suffer a bit on quality. but they normally show credits etc. wurzel.
Thanks for the reply Wurzel. I was beginning to think my reply had fallen on 'deaf ears'. If I need help programming the dragon cam I hope the response rate is a bit higher!

Thanks again!

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The INXTC channels are broadcast after a conversion from the original US format. You may find that the pixellation os a result of the Humax failing to convert the NTSC remnants into an acceptable picture.

It might be worth checking the AV output settings, or borrowing another receiver that the Dragon will fit into.
 
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Channel Hopper said:
The INXTC channels are broadcast after a conversion from the original US format. You may find that the pixellation os a result of the Humax failing to convert the NTSC remnants into an acceptable picture.

It might be worth checking the AV output settings, or borrowing another receiver that the Dragon will fit into.
Interesting...I have never heard of this before? Now that I have the card and cam I can confirm that the overall picture quality is abysmal. The picture quality is better on the older US movies than some of the newer titles they show which seems strange.

It would be interesting to hear from others on this matter, particularly if they have newer/ different receivers? If the problems are due to the old Humax then perhaps it is time for the 'old girl' to be retired. Would you be good enough to elaborate further on this 'Channel Hopper' ?

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I got a free card with the dreambox but soon gave up with them. They show a lot of old rubbish they term "classic" and only once or twice a day show anything of quality.
There are certainly much better ones out there which are hacked.
 

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the colonel said:
Now that I have the card and cam I can confirm that the overall picture quality is abysmal.

It would be interesting to hear from others on this matter, particularly if they have newer/ different receivers? If the problems are due to the old Humax then perhaps it is time for the 'old girl' to be retired. Would you be good enough to elaborate further on this 'Channel Hopper' ?
Only you would be able to tell if the picture improves with another receiver. Try borrowing one, or visit your local installers house with the CAM and ask to use his equipment.

You could of course be suffering from Mrs Palmers eyesight in the first place.
 
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