will the bbc test 5.1

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  1. pat clancy

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    hi all,i know freeview broadcasting in dolby 5.1 is maybe 10 years away or more but wouldn,t it be good just to hear a test broadcast for maybe 5 minutes just to test it,maybe leave bbc 3,4 off air a while just to hear it,or just 1 minute,would it take a lot of bandwith to do this,come on all you engineers out there,any help,regards pat
     
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    Dolby 5.1 is something you have to buy a licence to use, even for 5 minutes. That's why it won't happen as a test. If you want to hear Dolby 5.1, get a Sky+ box and the movie channels or Disney.
     
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    Why? What would this achieve? :rolleyes:
     
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    hi mjn,i suppose terrestial tv will eventually do 5.1,i,d just like to hear how it sounds coming from the beeb when they do test it,i,m sure dolby let broadcsters test it before it goes mainstream,and i,m just curios.pat
     
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    I heard rumours of the BBC testing Dolby Digital on Freeview via BBC Parliament. I have no idea if it actually happened tho'.

    There's no technical reason not to have some Dolby Digital content on Freeview but the extra cost may be hard to justify unless a significant proportion of the audience are known to have Dolby Digital compatible systems.
     
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    That must have been an interesting experiment. What went through the .1 channel - MP's snoring ?
     
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    hi ian j,(aka chris rea) i was thinking that,what a good test,parliament. I suppose houses with dd receivers,not a lot?I wonder what the % of uk have 5.1,i think all us av fanatics are a tiny minority wanting the best sound possible,interesting post
     

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