More details of BBC HD service to begin 15 May

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  1. neilmcl

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    are we reading the same thing it`s not sketchy at all it says "And the programming will be available on all platforms technically capable of receiving it, including Sky's HD satellite service and cable."
     
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    So will the world cup be shown in HD to the 100 or so Londoners? or will it be shown to us all via sky? Sorry if i'm being thick about this but thats how i read it:lease:
     
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    definately reads like it is going to be on Sky. If it's up and running that is.
     
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    I thought it was quite clear, the World Cup will be shown in HD to anyone with equipment capable of receiving the BBC HD feed, ie, those on the London trial, Sky HD and Cable.
     
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    What does this mean its only going to a few in London after all the headlines I was all excited wot a let down. Even if sky are able to get it they havent told anybody how much it will cost. And how do the "Lucky Londoners" recieve a picture, I havent read up on this but is a seperate box going to be needed whoever broadcasts, If this is the case the whole HD Ready tv thing is a big lie,Why is this not fitted on the so called HD ready TV? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    The freeview card in my PC also supports HD transmissions. Will be interesting to see if that works ... I am in London. Though also plan on getting SKY HD as soon as it is released.
     
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    I don't think it will. You may need a card that supports MPEG4, not MPEG2. They perhaps could use MPEG2 if they are short of receivers, but full-time transmission will use MPEG4 as on satellite. MPEG4 is much more efficient.
     
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    The London trial is a BBC Freeview HD trial and as such a select 200 or so households will be given a special HD enabled freeview box I'd imagine. As far as costs are concerned, as long as you've got one of the other HD recieving means, ie, SkyHD, Telewest's TVDrive etc then the BBC offering will be free.
     
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    Only 200 households in London?

    If that is the case, I think they're names & addresses should be made public :devil:
     
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    Why not also any FTA DVB S2 receivers like the Humax and Pace ones available ?
    I should hope it would be receivable by the Sky HD box ! Makes you wonder which which will turn out to be the most popular HD broadcaster...

    Come on ITV and Ch 4 / 5 Get your act together
     
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    That's what I thought, but now I'm not so sure :confused:
     
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    The way I read that email from the BBC is that the "select group of viewers" would include those subscribing to Sky HD and cable as opposed to all digital TV viewers so in other words anyone with a HD receiving capability should be able to view the BBC HD service including the World Cup coverage.
     
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    Delivered via relevant satellite and cable services; yes it will be on Sky HD platform.

    Freeview HD will be limited to a few people in London; not all HD services, just Freeview HD.

    These paragraphs of straightforward English shouldn't be open to any kind of interpretation from anyone with even the simplest English comprehension education. :rolleyes:

    Sadly these elementary skills often appear lacking in these forums. :devil:

    StooMonster
     
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    Here here.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320924&page=2
     
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    As long as BBC bring out Top Gear in HD then I will be even more happy.
     

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