HD Chip shortage

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by jcw1407, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. jcw1407

    jcw1407
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    40
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    According to this BBC story there is a HD chip shortage. However buried in the middle is the news that the world cup HD feed is going to be on UKTV, so looks like it will be on Sky after all.

    --
    James
     
  2. mark800

    mark800
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    Yep. What I shame we won't be able to watch it them without a box.
    I'm going for a free-to-air PC card instead, so I'll be able to record it.
     
  3. Jonstone

    Jonstone
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,160
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Prestatyn
    Ratings:
    +545
    The article states that UKTV will be showing matches but it doesn't say they will be in HD. You may think it is implied in the context of the whole article but it is far from definite
     
  4. Howard Pitfield

    Howard Pitfield
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    815
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +17
    UKTV do not even do widescreen - so no hope of HD. The BBC will probably have their own sat channel (the one they used for tests last year I expect).

    As for chip shortages - do you not think this will affect PC card too? The card must have the MPEG4 chip on to decode......

    H
     
  5. mark800

    mark800
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,351
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    There are several PC card manufacturers so I hopefully will be able to find something before June.
     
  6. Howard Pitfield

    Howard Pitfield
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    815
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +17

Share This Page

Loading...