BBC HD Trial

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  1. Nivek TT

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    Looks like the the freeview trial is due to end at the end of this month although the channel will still stay on Satellite and Cable.

    http://www.hdtvuk.tv/2007/04/bbc_hd_freeview.html#more

    When I saw the headline I was feeling the anger building up... "So we are going to lose our one HD channel..?" :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    I saw this and thought exactly the same. Will there be any changes to the current channel on satalite and cable. i.e the lose or change of content? Or is it just going to continue as it is?
     
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    Looks reasonably clear, BBC HD on Sky will continue as is. Closing the Freeview test only affects about 400 (if i remember the number correctly) households who were specifically recruited for the test.

    That the BBC wants to introduce a proper HD channel next year is absolutely wonderful news. The BBC is by far the best broadcaster in terms of both content and technical competence in my view. That will be an HD channel worth having.
     
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    I will second that opinion. Great news!
     
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    does this mean Virgin as well though?
     
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    The page Kevin linked to does state
    Trevor
     
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    TrevorG has already answered your question but I thought it was worth adding a few points. The BBC is platform neutral, it wants to be available on every platform. Also I think we can safely assume that Virgin will be very keen to keep having BBC HD. It wouldn't want to loose that as well as some of the Sky channels. The lenghts they are going to to sue Sky is evidence of that.

    The freeview test was just that - a test of technical aspects of delivering HD over terrestrial digtal transmitters. Apparently all the objectives for the test have been met and there is a very interesting report on it on the BBC website.

    If you go to the page linked below you can download the report as a pdf file from a further link at the bottom of the page.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/hd_dtt.shtml
     
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    Well the outlook is looking better.Will be nice to have a permanent HD channal next year.

    Sky HD and Virgin Media customers to continue receiving Hi-Def loveliness

    The Beeb is one step closer to launching a real HD channel.
    The Beeb has revealed more of its Hi-Def television plans. The BBC Trust – the panel that determines whether or not the broadcaster’s initiatives are of worth to the license-paying public – has decided to apply a Public Value Test to the proposal for a permanent HD channel.

    The proposal will kick off on 21st May and the Trust expects to have reached its decision by 21st November. This means that the BBC HD trial channel currently available to Sky HD and Virgin Media customers will continue (at least) until then. No such luck for the few people currently trialling terrestrial HD – reports suggest that this will end on 21st May.

    If the Trust delivers a favourable outcome in November, the BBC hopes to have a permanent Hi-Def channel up and running at some point in 2008. Unlike the trial channel, which only shows a few hours of programmes a day, this will presumably feature a full complement of shows. And we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see Dot Cotton’s craggy boatrace in 1080i.
     
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    The BBC should remove one thing from its HD broadcasts if they go wide spread THOSE TOTALLY USELESS ANNOYING ON SCREEN LOGOS.
    Wide screen HD TV ruined!
     
  10. Nivek TT

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    Good to see that season 4 of Hustle will be shown in HD... After the beeb abandoned Doc Who in HD, I felt that the beeb were losing interest.

    Oh, and we also get the Eurovision in HD next month :D
     
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    I'm surprised the Snooker wasn't done in HD. That would look superb although the upscaled SD picture on Beeb2 looks great anyhoo.

    I take it Wimbledon will be in HD again this year?
     
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    I hope so. The 4.0 DD sound was cool as well in 2006. Those serves were flying diagonally across my living room :thumbsup:
     

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