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options for hd /3d tv

ppj

Established Member
just bought 3d tv and have phoned sky to activate channel. what other options are there for hd and 3d? other that dvd what could i consider in satellite system to possibly replace sky for daily tv use.:)
 

lbear

Prominent Member
Freeview HD - BBC1 HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4HD, BBC HD (planned to become BBC2 HD) and Five HD sometime next year.

Freesat HD - as Freeview HD plus NHK World HD (English language news and documentaries from Japan)

More HD channels on Freesat HD will depend solely on the decision of the broadcasters to make them available. More on Freeview are subject to further frequencies being available and unlikely before 2013 at the earliest/


A limited number of 3D programmes are available from the BBC - for example the Strictly Come Dancing finals will be on BBC1 HD and in 3D on BBC HD (as were the Wimbledon tennis finals) on both Freesat and Freeview HD. A mysteriously labelled 'ITV1 3D' has appeared scrambled on a newly commissioned satellite but there is no definite information about this.

3D takes a large investment on the part of broadcasters and needs an HD channel, hence the Sky premium channel. All broadcasts are in stereo 'pairs' compressed (squashed to be very tall) to fit a 16:9 picture. Your TV stretches the pictures and broadcasts them one after another so your eyes get slightly different pictures to give the 3D effect. No special HD box is needed - your TV does the work.
 

pedro2000uk

Distinguished Member
just bought 3d tv and have phoned sky to activate channel. what other options are there for hd and 3d? other that dvd what could i consider in satellite system to possibly replace sky for daily tv use.:)

you can use kingofsat to search .... 3D CHANNELS
 

lbear

Prominent Member
By the way, DVDs are not HD - Blu Ray discs are.

All connections between your set top box(es) and the TV should use HDMI leads. If you still have your Sky box connected using the large SCART connections and leads, you are not watching HD.

Most 3D sets have Freeview HD tuners. The HD channels are on Freeview 50, 51, 52 and 54 (in Wales, S4C on channel 53 replaces Channel 4 on Freeview 52)
 

davemurgatroyd2

Distinguished Member
Freeview HD - BBC1 HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4HD, BBC HD (planned to become BBC2 HD) and Five HD sometime next year.

Freesat HD - as Freeview HD plus NHK World HD (English language news and documentaries from Japan)

More HD channels on Freesat HD will depend solely on the decision of the broadcasters to make them available. More on Freeview are subject to further frequencies being available and unlikely before 2013 at the earliest/


A limited number of 3D programmes are available from the BBC - for example the Strictly Come Dancing finals will be on BBC1 HD and in 3D on BBC HD (as were the Wimbledon tennis finals) on both Freesat and Freeview HD. A mysteriously labelled 'ITV1 3D' has appeared scrambled on a newly commissioned satellite but there is no definite information about this.

3D takes a large investment on the part of broadcasters and needs an HD channel, hence the Sky premium channel. All broadcasts are in stereo 'pairs' compressed (squashed to be very tall) to fit a 16:9 picture. Your TV stretches the pictures and broadcasts them one after another so your eyes get slightly different pictures to give the 3D effect. No special HD box is needed - your TV does the work.

That encrypted test channel has been around for 6 months - way before 1N was commissioned see here - http://www.avforums.com/forums/sate...broadcast-3d-channel-info-5.html#post14784775
 

logiciel

Moderator
what other options are there for hd and 3d? other that dvd what could i consider in satellite system to possibly replace sky for daily tv use.:)
This is the satellite forum so let's keep to that subject - for other information there are other sub-forums.
To summarise - for English programming you have the four or five Freeview HD channels and if you stop subscribing to Sky you'll have those and the Japanese one on the Sky machine. You will have the one regular 3D channel only as long as you subscribe to SkyWorld.
There are any number of HD and a growing number of 3D channels, intended for other countries and most of them in their own languages, on satellites other than the group used for UK TV. Those wouldn't be of daily use to most people, but if they interest you then you'd need to have your dish realigned or have an additional one, and a new receiver to go with it.
Diverting very briefly from the topic, BR and 3D BR offer more and better HD, and a reasonable amount of 3D.
 
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