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Topic # 24340 21-Jul-2008 21:51 Send private message

Looks like Australia is getting their version of Freeview in 2009

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/07/freeview-confirmed-for-2009.html






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  Reply # 150058 21-Jul-2008 23:23 Send private message

This is really going to mess things up if they do mpeg4 not mpeg2, most of their tv's have mpeg2 decoders in them afaik.
Also that logo looks like its made from wordart.

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  Reply # 150092 22-Jul-2008 08:30 Send private message

"Ahead of the launch, Freeview is working with manufacturers to ensure appropriate technical standards are met on all television or digital set-top-box equipment that will carry the Freeview badge."

Wonder if that mreans Mpreg4.  Hope so then they can have the same pain as we have here with the system being launched  before the hardware is available..





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  Reply # 150100 22-Jul-2008 08:41 Send private message

old3eyes: "Ahead of the launch, Freeview is working with manufacturers to ensure appropriate technical standards are met on all television or digital set-top-box equipment that will carry the Freeview badge."

Wonder if that mreans Mpreg4.  Hope so then they can have the same pain as we have here with the system being launched  before the hardware is available..



From what I've read there are no plans to change any of Australia's broadcast platform (which is a shambles due to their early adoption of MPEG2 and then trying to broadcast HD as well). The move to roll out the Freeview brand is merely a branding issue and also launching a full EPG - something that has caused plenty of issues in the past.

I also don't agree that we have suffered any pain here in NZ by launching a system before hardware is complete - I'd far prefer to live in NZ at present with a limited range of hardware with the knowledge that within months we will have a great selection of IDTV's and STB's and be broadcasting in H.264 which is a far superior standard in every respect to MPEG2. Just

Australia are stuck with a botched up non standard system and have no real hope of changing due to the huge base of legacy products that exist. The UK is really going to feel the "pain" when they launch DVB-T2 next year!




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