No 1080p For Freeview HD

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  1. GaryB

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    Am I pleased or annoyed?
     
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    Would be silly.... the space required would be humoungous, good job they won't transmit in 1080p otherwise we would see probably 1 HD channel ever...
     
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    It would have been rather shocking if they did intend 1080p broadcasts:)

    I see no reason why the BBC, ITV and CH4 would not simply continue with their tried and trusted 1080i mpeg4 offerings rather than even attempt something different.
     
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    I think it's generally a good thing for 2 main reasons:

    1. It would have delayed Freeview HD by 6-12 months as no current chipset supports 1080p.

    2. As boxrick says, the bandwidth required would have been massive.

    Most people can't tell the difference between a good 1080i picture and a 1080p picture anyway, so the drawbacks would have certainly outweighed the benefits.
     
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    It was the BBC that were pushing for it.
     
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    Never mind about the chip sets what about the TV's. A massive majority of HD TV's won't display 1080p50.
     
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    If you say so, would love to see the reasoning behind that:)

    Of course by the BBC we mean an individual or committee of employees and the idealised DTH broadcast spec doesn't take into account economic and technical limitations for 1080p, I would not be surprised if 1080p was mentioned in passing but never really was on the cards just as it was with the EBU sanction of 720p and 1080i only.

    In an ideal world there would be compromises and discussing the highest performance solution means nothing when reality isn't capable of supporting it:)
     
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    I have long wondered how many "HD ready" TVs will prove to have been ready for the version of HD that arrives.

    Any expert views?
     
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    Given none of them are capable of receiving DTT HD broadcasts then it doesn't really matter, the STB could take a 1080p/50 broadcast and turn it into 1080i or other resolution the viewer requires.

    No one who owns Blu-ray or even HD DVD had any problems with disks carrying 1080p/24 content regardless of the capabilities of the HD Ready and later FullHD display they were using.
     

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