BBC football not currently HD ....

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  1. KeanosMagicHat

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    I've noticed recently that the last few football matches on the BBC have not been simulcast on BBCHD.

    This is very frustrating.

    Anyone know why this is happening? Has there been a simulcast since the BBCHD trial finished?

    Also there's a forum member on here who is either currently involved or used to be involved with outside broadcast for HD football, any thoughts mate?
     
  2. lfcmonkey

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    I've noticed that recently they haven't been broadcasting in HD aswell. strange because they used to do it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Bachstrad

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    Lots of discussion on this here

    ATB

    Max
     
  4. KeanosMagicHat

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    Thanks Max.

    I did perform a brief search but felt the title of that thread wasn't exactly relevant to the specific points I wanted to make. It would have been lost in the general discussion.
     
  5. Bachstrad

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    No worries, the discussion content wasn't exactly clear from the title of the thread, was it? I just thought the content would be of value to you :thumbsup:

    ATB

    Max
     
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    This has ****** me off no end cos i'm sure that all the OB units have HD capabilities
     
  7. IanMerseyside

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    BBC HD is now on a par with C4HD. They are almost bereft of any new HD content. They drew a complete blank on the FA Cup 3rd round. Does anyone know of any plans to broadcast any HD football in the near future?
     
  8. KeanosMagicHat

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    I'd like to know this too with regard to the imminent future (as opposed to Euro 2008).
     
  9. IanW1977

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    BBC say that Footie in HD will be back later in the year for the latter stages of the FA Cup and Euro 2008.

    They had to do the early stages in SD for some reason I can't recall but it will be back.
     
  10. Hi-Def

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    its becuase the trial was made proper too late, if it wasnt made proper it was going to be axed, so they wernt able to schedule it in HD
     
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    Rather annoyed me also want to watch in HD :)
     
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    Regardless of what BBC viewer relations may say the only reason the FA cup games up unitil the semis are SD only is cost. BBC sport will not pay the extra for HD as the HD ob units are used and if they decided they wanted HD tommorow it could be done. It appears that they have mislead viewers a bit with strong trial with lots of varied content and frequent new things now we just have repeats and the odd new content
     
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    misled? I don't think so, they never promised anything & never charged anyone.
     
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    Well I feel a bit misled by the BBC HD as they did provide very good content when it was the trial to gain support and to encourage all viewers to fill in the online surveys and consultations to show they had a high level of support I believe they had over 250,000 responses to the consultation mostly in support but that was obviously based on the trila output and then once they have got the go ahead and funding they cut the quality of the channel down. Its not just the football that they have cut back on also prime time shows as well
     
  16. KeanosMagicHat

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    Yes I'd have to agree. I hope it changes soon, for the better.

    In addition to the valid points you made, I've seen threads complaining that the PQ seems to have reduced on some shows, Torchwood for example.
     
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    No licence fee increases = loss of jobs and less money to spend on programming.

    Sorry but when people whine about paying their fee and saying it's too much already then this is what they end up with.

    Is there any way the public could lobby together to get an increase in the licence fee? I'd sign up :)
     
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    Perhaps we need an 'HD Licence' like when colour TV started. So the people who benefit pay.

    I suppose that's why I don't object to Sky's £10.

    Sky are really committed to HD and DD 5.1 and as more and more people sign up the service will just get better.
     
  19. Starburst

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    The BBC secured an annual increase in the license fee just not as high as they wanted and to be reviewed in 2010 for the remainder of the current charter.
    It's a never ending debate on the funding of the BBC but there are plenty of areas the BBC could cut spending but they don't have the PR impact of the choices they have made (job losses and sell off of infrastructure and services) which are partly chosen to encourage political fallout and strengthen their position.

    A lack of funding for HD footy or a administrative inflexibility that couldn't find a solution is a bit of a joke.




    I'd support an system which allowed individuals to pay more than the set fee, just don't penalise that rest of us for your viewing needs:)
     
  20. loz

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    And haven't delivered anything either.... :)
     
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    Good one, haven't laughed so much for a long time. If they scrapped all the fringe crap they churn out for the self gratification of the people involved in producing the content they'd have plenty of their £3.2 billion per year left to broadcast a bit more mainstream content on BBC HD.
     
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    I know it's only SD but the PQ on today's Mansfield M'boro match looks much worse than normal. It is almost as bad as ITV. I am beginning to wonder about BBC's intentions as regards future HD football. I wish they would sort this issue out.
     
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    It could be worth trying the BBC NI channel which is running upto 25% higher in terms of bitrate and is the same SD resolution, it's on channel 973.
     
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    BBC 1 NI, Wales, scotland seems have an Average Bitrate of around 5.0mbit/s and not fluctuating much. BBC NI seems to be ahead of the others so i'm watching that.

    BBC 1 London seems to be statmuxed and varies between 2.5-5.9mbit/s but hovers arond 5 mbit during high action.

    The rest of the bbc one regions seem to be statmuxed and below 4mbit/s.

    It doesn't seem to affect the quality of the football much, probably because it's not the usual high quality HD production which you can even see the benifits of in SD.
     
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    The PQ of the Utd Spurs match is terrible - marginally better on BBC N.I, but still **** poor :thumbsdow
     
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    Was astonished just how superior the highlights looked on Sky sports before the Sheff united - man city game.
     
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    totally opposite view, I thought PQ was a big improvement compared to the mansfield v middlesbrough match.
    Funny thing though, PQ at United match was much worser on my parents CRT TV, in comparision to my philips 50" plasma.
     
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    are the bbc showing the next round of the fa cup in HD
     
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    They better as they'll have the Man utd - Arsenal clash
     
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    Look forward to being disappointed then...

    They said their HD coverage didn't start until the quarter finals.

    Of course, things can change...
     

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