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Greg Dyke article on HDTV

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Rimmer, Feb 14, 2005.

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    Interesting to hear that they believe that cable may transmit HDTV. Now that 100 Mb/s Broadband is on the horizon, $ky could have a serious competitor with the cable companies feeding it via the internet.
    I have felt that this was on the cards for some time.
     
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    ... and this could come from anywhere in the world - eg USA, Australia etc.
    The possibilities are endless.
    Roll on... !
     
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    *frown* You're not aware that HDTV can be transmitted over cable?
     
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    They're talking about the possibility of transmission over the UK cable system. Bear in mind that the cable infrastructure here is not up there with that used in some other countries. UK cable companies reportedly have trouble delivering good picture quality even on current SD stuff.
     
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    Nope - more surprised that it is suggested it can be carried over the UK cable network - which is pretty old in some areas. Widespread cabling didn't really kick off until the mid-to-late 80s, but this means that most cable systems are still "first generation" AIUI - even though they are now carrying digital signals in some areas?
     
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    One suggestion I have read is using broadband to download material to hard-drive set top boxes overnight - effectively creating a schedule of recorded shows in your home for playout later. This would allow for non-real time delivery using broadband. With 8Mbs ADSL now available in some areas, and HD MPEG4 looking to run at 8-12Mbs then this doesn't become completely out of the question I guess.
     

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