BBC and DOLBY DIGITAL

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  1. RASH PATEL

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    Hi All,

    Thought, I had share this with the forum members ,
    a relpy I got from BBC:

    " The BBC, in common with other European digital broadcasters, has no plans at present to support any Digital Surround Sound system. The Digital multi-channel sound system is very hungry of the 'bandwidth' available and it was decided not to include it when the European specifications for digital TV were being drawn up. However, the stereo sound system chosen for Digital broadcasts (called MPEG-2) is capable of supporting the phase-encoded surround sound systems (e.g. Dolby ProLogic) in the same way that NICAM does on analogue TV. In the UK, only pre-recorded media, such as DVD, have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate full multi-channel Digital Surround Sound.

    We hope this information is of assistance.

    Thank you and best wishes "

    What a Shame!! Perhaps we should have fewer channels ,
    but "quality"???
     
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    Damn annoying isn't it!

    Looks like we'll have to wait for the Euro1080 channel to come over here with it. Then we'll have HDTV also.:smashin:
     
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    :eek: ?!

    He is presumably unaware of the fact that quite a lot of films are broadcast with 5.1 DD tracks on the Sky Premier channels. :rolleyes:
     
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    The bit rate could be 384 which is about 2 radio stations

    Come on BBC my Pace Twin can stream it out get broadcasting!!!!
     
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    Or the fact the the Austrian public service broadcaster "ORF" started using DD5.1 audio for it's digital services also I believe the German channel Premiere were using DD5.1 before SKY began their limited service.
    Once upon a time the BBC were leaders in field of broadcast telly, maybe that was correct with analogue but in the digital field they are no better than any of the commercial channels and it does the BBC no credit to have their PR department spew out inacurate and misleading garbage as contained in that email response.
     

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