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Will the Sony TV Im getting recieve HD broadcasts?!

Muratcan

Active Member
Im getting this Sony LCD TV soon=
http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProd...w_en_GB&pageType=Overview&category=TVP+LCD+TV

It has a freeview tuner, and thats all good. But one thing that would be ideal is for it to recieve the HDTV Trials. I live in London for starters if that makes a difference as to whether I can recieve them or not. But yeah, can I get the trial HDTV broadcasts with this tuner?

If not can you reccomend a good value set top box which has this feature :lease:

thanks in advanced:thumbsup:
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
Muratcan said:
can I get the trial HDTV broadcasts with this tuner?

No, You cannot receive HD broadcasts with any current Freeview boxes...the ones supplied to the trialists were specially made for that purpose and only made available to about 450 people in the London area who had applied.
The only other way to receive Free-to-air HD is with a Satellite box and dish...or sign up to Sky HD.
 

ush flynn

Well-known Member
AFAIK the tuner cant decode HD trials. That has to be done through a PC at the moment. But hey give it another year or so and they might be broadcasting HD anyways
 

Muratcan

Active Member
JayCee said:
No, You cannot receive HD broadcasts with any current Freeview boxes...the ones supplied to the trialists were specially made for that purpose and only made available to about 450 people in the London area who had applied.
The only other way to receive Free-to-air HD is with a Satellite box and dish...or sign up to Sky HD.

Sky HD has Sky High Prices:D

Thats why I think Im going to go with Telewests TVDrive service. Can I get BBC HD & ITV HD with this?
 

bsuttie

Active Member
Muratcan said:
Sky HD has Sky High Prices:D

Thats why I think Im going to go with Telewests TVDrive service. Can I get BBC HD & ITV HD with this?

Yes but bear in mind that these are both just trials at the moment.
Telewest also has some HD VOD content, but still not very much.

regards

Brian
 

Muratcan

Active Member
bsuttie said:
Yes but bear in mind that these are both just trials at the moment.
Telewest also has some HD VOD content, but still not very much.

regards

Brian

Yeah that HD content on demand is something that caught my eye:cool:
 

vex

Well-known Member
Also don't forget that the current clutch of HD 'READY' and 'Compatible' Tv's will not be able to receive HD transmission WITHOUT the use of a set top box.

I heard that the HD committee agreed to use a HD-TV logo for those TVs that will be able to receive, decode and display HD content from an off-air source. IIRC there is only one HD-TV rated machine but I can not remember the manufacturer.

(Sorry for SHOUTING, but I think it is important to highlight these issues and potential miss-selling)

HTH - Chris
 

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