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BBC HD channels on Freesat

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BBC HD channels on Freesat

Obviously my box is ok as hadn't spotted that this was happening yesterday  Smiley
Looks like they now have capacity to transmit all their channels on Freesat HD.
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

Didn't use ours last night or today yet, better go check it out!
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Never quite got around the idea of HD.  does this mean you see more blood and guts in films? or is it much better quality blood and guts?
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You  get to see the hairs poking out of Matt Smith's nose in detail  Cheesy
Everything seemed OK with BBC HD last night and as we already get C4HD on our TV the I assume there wouldn't be issues with the change to BBC HD.

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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

Did you know Freeview will go off air wen 4G is rolled out ?  See "Ofcom warns 4G mobiles will scramble TV signals"
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To correct my mistake it is Freeview not Freesat what may go off air.  Embarrassed  Embarrassed
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

Freesat will not go off-air.
Upto 3% of the viewing population could be affected with scramble signals.
If that's anything like ISP's upto 8MB then it'll be around 1% Wink

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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

I thought it was Freeview that could be affected, not Freesat.
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Sorry I ment Freeview.  Embarrassed  Embarrassed
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

I was amused to receive a letter, yesterday, addressed to the occupier at our address. It was from Sky advising me of the Central digital switchover and offering a deal if we signed by 30th June.
Somebody had really slipped up as LU7 2** postcodes are on Sandy or London transmitters.
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Never quite got around the idea of HD.  does this mean you see more blood and guts in films? or is it much better quality blood and guts?
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They say that as the eyes get older the difference is harder to spot Wink
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

What difference Cry
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

I can definitely see a difference with sport but on some other types of programme - not much if anything Sad
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Re: BBC HD channels on Freesat

The difference I see is that IF you have a very large TV and sit close to it, it makes it more watchable, as you don't see the blurring and digital aretefacts so much.
So my sons 42" plasma, which is in a small room, looks better with HD. But it looks "rough" on a normal signal from about 6' away.
Our 32" living-room TV looks very slightly different with HD at normal viewing distance (10' or so) and both are good.
I can't think of many (if any) programs where HD is a significant improvement, it just makes a super-size picture acceptable.  Lips are sealed
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Thanks HP..... that is good information..... in other words.... if you have a supersized screen, you NEED .... HDTV to make it worthwhile watching.....  Wink
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I'm not so lucky I've seem to have lost both the BBC HD channels. Anyone else using the Aldi Free to air HD system? Have to watch the tennis from Queens is standard definition.  Cry