4K over satellite
I thought you might all be interested in this:
Eutelsat was demonstrating its 4xHD 4K service and Astra had an HEVC channel setup. The DVB Forum folks said they are moving towards getting HEVC into DVB-S2 rather than defining a new transmission standard. I guess something like DVB-S2 v2.
I also discovered something I didn't know: DVB-S2 has an optional hierarchical modulation method that allows backwards compatibility with DVB-S receivers. I presume this is something that is not widely used, because I don't recall ever seeing a mention of it.
MicroHD with Winegard 1m dish, DG380 motor, Geosat Pro SL1 LNB on ku band. 83W to 123W visible.
Perfect 10 7.5ft C-band dish from 87W to 121W, NS741 LNB controlled by General Instrument 550i analog receiver and Von Weise actuator.
Been into satellite TV since 1989 (Astra 1A). Started the English-language news service of Tele-Satellit magazine in early nineties.