From what I can see, they are rolling out a H.264/AVC (MPEG4) DVB-T service - although they choose to use 1080i.
I don't know nearly enough to guess if our choice of 720p will preclude common DTBs - or if there are other parameters which 'specialise' our Freeview service. (I believe I understand why we've chosen 720p and I'm not questioning that decision.)
Who's using this format now ? I believe Norway is and that those planning or thinking about it include Germany, Korea, HK, Russia, Ukraine & Lithuania. But I don't know if they are just similar - or identical - in specification to what we shall have ?
I find it confusing that the DVB-T 'standard' includes both MPEG2 and H.264 and that the compression used is seldom qualified when saying that a service uses 'the standard DVB-T'. Possibly this is a temporary aberation and it will become the norm to distinguish the compression used. (I think back to USB and USB2 in USB2's early days - before people insisted on designating the lesser version as USB1.1).
Anyone who can straighten me out ?