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Topic # 13253 30-Apr-2007 18:59
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Article in stuff talking about the challenge of selling Freeview.

http://stuff.co.nz/4043168a28.html

In the article is the following comment

State-funded broadcasters TVNZ and Maori TV must make any new channels they launch available on both satellite and DTT, but only DTT will have the capacity to support high-definition TV broadcasts.

That's a bit annoying since it means to get HD many of us would have to have both a STB for DVB-S and one for DVB-T (MPEG4 presumably).

Is the satellite capacity such that they either cannot potentially broadcast HD over it or they don't want to and/or have to bring out a new STB for DVB-S?

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  Reply # 68961 30-Apr-2007 19:34
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Technically there is no reason at all that you cannot do HD over DVB-S, however, when you are handed spectrum on a plate compared to paying an overseas entity for transponder space there are compromises to be made.

When all said and done doing SD in the DVB-S service will at least bring FTA good quality SD feeds to the population that normally struggles to get anything. The DVB-T service will most definitely be go to introduce HD to the main markets.

In a couple of years or so there is no reason why HD cannot be distributed over the DVB-S service once its realised that there are only so many stocking filler channels folk will take before you amp it up.

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  Reply # 68969 30-Apr-2007 20:07
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TV3 will be going HD over DVB-T in 2008. This is confirmed in the April issue of Onfilm. Whether the new owners see this through or not has yet to be seen.

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  Reply # 69028 1-May-2007 10:48
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NZ DVB-T boxes will be mpeg4 and possibly have digital video outs (HDMI etc). This sets them up perfectly for HD services, all they need is the extra bandwidth per chanel.

DVB-S boxes are currently mpeg2 and analog vid out, so when/if they introduce HD over sat you'll need a new box.



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  Reply # 69109 1-May-2007 18:35
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If they do HD over DVB-S I would get a new box. I guess it depends on how my OTA reception will be - currently it's okay to average but there is a bit of multipath interference on UHF which might not be tolerable on DVB-T broadcasts




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