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    Ofcom: High definition channels coming to Freeview from 2009

    UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today confirmed that high definition services will be available free-to-air as of 2009.
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    Re: Ofcom: High definition channels coming to Freeview from 2009

    Which requires everybody to get new setup boxes, right?

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    Re: Ofcom: High definition channels coming to Freeview from 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Which requires everybody to get new setup boxes, right?

    Oops.
    Getting a new box is not a problem - if the HD channels are of sufficient quality. But chances are it will be overcompressed and not really good enough to be called HD.

    Something to wait and see.
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    Re: Ofcom: High definition channels coming to Freeview from 2009

    ITV and C4 are loosing one channel each in Multiplex 2 to make way for channels moved from Multiplex B, everything else is going to Multiplex 1.

    Mux B then becomes DVB-T2. All Muxs will move over the QAM-64, taking advantage of the increase in transmition power to counter the loss in stability over QAM-16.

    Only 4 HD channels will be on Mux B.

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