They won't - but it might look better if it is in upscaled SD.I would be very interested if anyone who gets Freesat ITVHD can post if they see the Monaco GP in HD this weekend.
I'll be very jealous as well !
It is upscaled SD - which I would not count as HDF1 in Cinema feed is HD and FTA on Atlantic Bird 1. Upscaled 720p as far as I'm aware, and 5.1, used to feed Odeon and other cinemas with F1 races.
So not entirely accurate Brian.
Where are these cinemas showing F1 in HD and 5.1 sound - not in London AFAIK!?
How do I get access to Atlantic Bird 1?
It will be exactly the same picture. Also note that, with a Freesat STB, ITVHD is only available when the broadcaster allows it (via the "red button")I was waiting for the PVR before i bought freesat, but if the F1 picture is a major improvement over ITV on a sky+ box connected through scart i'd consider buying one tommorow.
From the DS Forums - ITVHD did not show qualifying (even upscaled) - so the picture was as Sky otherwise.Did anyone watch qualifying today on a freesat HD box? If so can you give some feedback on the picture? Thanks
This is what people say! The BBC have been asked about F1HD for next season - they have said that they would like to but that may need other broadcasters to be interested - and for an HD feed to be made available!So, just to clarify - they are filming the GP with HD cameras, but it's not sold to the TV companies in this format. Is this correct ?
Ok so if I pay £12.50 I can see the F1 in HD in an Odeon and it has clearly going on for this season.
Has any one seen these - do you get the usual ITV pictures or do you get more eg. access into other areas etc. I notice when watching F1 there are a lot of broadcast cameras (held by guys with F1 logos on their jackets) knocking around which I never see any of the output from. Also do you get a different commentary or is it the same commentary with James and Martin etc.
Todays feed up and testing
Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in HD
Intelsat 10-02 & Thor 2/3 (1.0°W)
11531 V 13244 Id: F1inCinema
MPEG-2 4:2:0 720p DD5.1 18Mbps
Upscaled World Feed For UK Cinemas
video bitrate is 17Mbps
Viewing and stream captured with my Dreambox DM800