Chef, this is a true Mpeg4 transmission which can be verified by KingofSat, as you can see the Skystar2 can cope with these transmissions, but the downside is that the cpu takes the complete load to decode the signal. As you can see from my screenshot it’s using 90% of my CPU, which in effect would make it difficult for other programs to run. However you could turn off other programs running the background eg AV software.
Technisat do sell a DVB-S2 card (approx 130 Euros) , which has a hardware decoder but you still need a fairly powerful PC to run this effectively.
Unfortunately I do not have a subscription to Premiere 19e, as this would be the ideal platform to test this out fully.
The majority of tweaked DVB-S channels seem to be on Hotbird 13e, but really they are not true Mpeg4 transmissions.
These consist mainly from the TPS Package and should be viewable with some ease with the SS2 card - in effect these are being sent to your card @ 12MBps instead of the usually 4MB, but the SS2 card can handle this easy as it used for DSL via the Satellite most people tend to forget.
As you know there are very few HDTV transmissions FTA to really test at present. However codecs are always improving and cpu’s/RAM become faster. Hopefully this will work in our advantage and give us Skystar 2 owners more time to use our cards before having to upgrade.