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High-def FAQ?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Bert Coules, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Bert Coules

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    Can anyone point me towards a one-stop beginner's guide to high-definition TV, what's available, what's going to be available, that sort of thing?

    I'm more interested in programme material than in equipment, though a basic guide to the gear and the standards would also be welcome. With programmes, I'm particularly interested in any currently accessible satellite transmissions (be they full programmes or tests and demonstrations), but any information will be gratefully received.

    Many thanks.

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    There's an overview at DigitalSpy :
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/hdtv/guide/

    This forum's posts regularly cover new programming as well as new equipment as soon as it is spotted.
    I know you as a fellow member of Feedhunters and most HDTV feeds appear as a post in there pretty promptly.
    I rarely get time to "hunt" these days but do respond to some of the techie questions.
    Watch out for interesting temporary transmissions during IBC ((International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam ; this year's dates are September 8th-12th.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
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    Chris, many thanks for that. It seems to be a very good basic grounding.

    If you've been around on Feedhunters, you might have seen that my purchase of a new receiver was accompanied by the breakdown of my steerable satellite dish - very frustrating...

    Thanks for the tip about the IBC transmissions.

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    Yes I saw that.
    A Jaeger 1224 would be nice (except for the cost). Channelmaster used to make a mount adaptor specifically for use with Jaeger for the 1.8M offset dish I have . I am sticking with my standard actuator though.

    There is also this (again UK based).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
  5. Bert Coules

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    Chris, if there was supposed to be a link or an image there, it didn't make it...

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