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Watching World Cup in HD

bakerbloke
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Watching World Cup in HD

OK - basically I don't have a HD TV (no Freeview HD service in my area yet anyway) but would like to see some matches on my 17 inch laptop at work - but apparently no Freeview HD USB dongles are going to be ready in time for the World Cup:
http://silenceisdefeat.com/~rwightman/PVRprojects/Blog/Entries/2010/5/23_Watching_the_World_Cup_in_H...
Does anyone know if there is some kind of web stream of any matches - I thought I read somewhere last year that BBC iplayer may do this (live)?
Many thanks.

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bakerbloke
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

Forgot to say - I would like to know if there are any web streams in HD. Cheers.
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

What about freesat hd?

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

the following transmitters offer Freeview HD
Winter Hill Manchester
Pontop Pike, Durham,  Teeside
Blaenplwyf, West and cental Wales,
Kilvey Hill Swansea
Wenvoe Cardiff
Winter Hill Liverpool
Carmel Carmarthenshire
Stockland Hill Exeter
Mendip Bristol
Due May
Bressay Shetland
Keelylang Hill Orkney,

Due June
Long Mountain, Moely-parc, Presely  North Wales
Rumster Forest Caithness
Low Power - Crystle Palce London, Emley Moor, Lichfield, Black Hill Glasgow
VileReynard
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

Quote from: bakerbloke
OK - basically I don't have a HD TV (no Freeview HD service in my area yet anyway) but would like to see some matches on my 17 inch laptop at work

Has your laptop got a HD screen though?  Cheesy Cheesy

pierre_pierre
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

get a portable Sat dish (12Volt/mains) from Aldi - £59.99 or Maplin £70  http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=217921&source=1and watch ITV and BBC HD,  this 17" laptop screen res is 1440x900.
Can you get HD freeview at work?

PS the supplied tuner is not HD Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

I watched a bit of golf on BBC HD satellite.
Superb quality.

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bakerbloke
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

Thanks for the replies. I didn't know but my home is apparently now in a freeview HD area but don't have a HD TV. Just wanted to watch a match or two on my laptop in HD if it is possible - the laptop is a macbook pro. Cheers.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

BBC HD  is Chan 50, ITV1HD  Chan 51, 4HD  chan 52
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Re: Watching World Cup in HD

Bear in mind your workplace will need a TV licence if you watch any live broadcast, whether from the airwaves or the internet, even if it is your own laptop. You generally don't need a licence if you only watch things after they are broadcast e.g. with iPlayer.
See here to get it from the horse's mouth.
Edit: oops, fixed link
pierre_pierre
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if your reciever is portable and running of batteries, you home licence covers you
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if your reciever is portable and running of batteries, you home licence covers you

Why?

pierre_pierre
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for when you take it on Holiday etc
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So if I shipped my big living room TV to my Holiday home and plugged it in, I wouldn't need a licence?
or would I need to buy an inverter so I could run it off the car battery? Grin Grin Grin

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do as I did look it up http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/second-home-aud8/
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You don’t need a separate TV Licence for
Any device powered solely by its own internal batteries (i.e. it is not connected to an aerial or plugged into the mains). Your main home’s TV Licence will cover this.
Boats, touring caravans or vehicles as they’re already covered by your main home’s TV Licence.
Static caravans, mobile homes or moveable chalets. Your main home’s TV Licence will cover you provided you don’t watch TV in both homes at the same time. In this case you would need to complete a declaration form.