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    News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    The new capacity comes from airwaves freed by the digital switchover.
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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Just as long as they're not more infernal shopping channels...

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    BBC's new HD channels are BBC News 24, BBC Three, BBC 4, CBBC and CBeebies. A couple of these share channels at different times of the day.

    I also expect the additional bandwidth could be used for MPEG-4 SD channels, allowing even advertising channels and music channels (that don't seem to play music ever).

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    We don't need more channels, just better content on the existing ones.

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    We don't need more channels, just better content on the existing ones.
    Hear hear

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Happy days, will we ever get 5 HD and film4 HD.

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Happy days, will we ever get 5 HD and film4 HD.
    You already can on Virgin. So, Home and Away, Neighbours and reruns of American comedies in glorious 1080i...

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    BBC's new HD channels are BBC News 24, BBC Three, BBC 4, CBBC and CBeebies. A couple of these share channels at different times of the day.
    That'll be BBC News 24 and CBeebies - 24 hour children's television with something for the young'ens.

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    and freesat?

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Yeah they'll all be on freesat & cable, if they aren't already
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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    We don't need more channels, just better content on the existing ones.
    What defines "better content"?

    BBC Four has some of the best content of any channel anywhere, presumably that's not what you mean?

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyL View Post
    What defines "better content"?

    BBC Four has some of the best content of any channel anywhere, presumably that's not what you mean?

    Not really when the BBC killed it's HD channel and replaced it with BBC2 HD they took most of the "quality" items from BBC3 & 4 and put them on BBC2 HD.

    I certainly think that BBC News 24 in HD is a bit of overkill as a lot of the items will be not be anywhere near SD quality nevermind HD and the BBC should have sacrificed that to maintain their new interactive HD channel (303).

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Any one know how this will affect Freesat ??? I've a Humax foxsat HDR & if reading correctly I should be covered - DVB-S2 and DVB-S compatible ???

    http://www.creusetec.com/FOXSAT-HDR_leaflet.pdf

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    We don't need more channels, just better content on the existing ones.
    Hear hear
    Have you tried Sky?

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Iggle Piggle and Maka Paka in HD... Oh joy!

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    Re: News - Up to 10 new HD channels coming to UK terrestrial TV

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    BBC's new HD channels are BBC News 24
    Can think of better uses of bandwidth than seeing every pore on a news anchor's face...

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