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Topic # 13552 16-May-2007 21:37
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TV1 is going to broadcast the rest of the V8 Supercars season on Freeview. While not a petrol head I would imagine(hope) that it would be at least in 16:9 since I guess the host broadcaster in Australia would probably be broadcasting in HD?

Worth a look anyway

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/1121229




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  Reply # 70935 16-May-2007 22:14
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Yeah, I saw this. I too would hope it'd be in 16:9. HD, yeah right. I'm pretty sure nobody will be broadcasting freeview HD over satellite, we'll have to wait for DVB-T on this.



I'm a bit pissy actually. I have Sky, so can't justify freeview over satelllite, will wait for DVB-T. Would be nice if Sky routed this channel via their decoders? Anyone think they could do this?

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  Reply # 70937 16-May-2007 23:21

The latest computerworld actually had an article on HD over freeview. It appears "they" will content protect such transmission

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http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/A39655DFDEC11858CC2572DA0080618D

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  Reply # 71037 17-May-2007 17:57
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Well the channel with the program of events is on reserve 3 (freeview20) and is 16:9. so guess we can expect the racing in 16:9.

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  Reply # 71128 18-May-2007 12:36
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lestag: The latest computerworld actually had an article on HD over freeview. It appears "they" will content protect such transmission

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http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/A39655DFDEC11858CC2572DA0080618D


That would be an interesting approach to take. In the US people tell me, while HBO and others are keen to enforce HDCP for their broadcasts, there is little if any HDCP content over the cable networks or satellite networks. This is because the installed based on HD TV's with no digital inputs is such that such an approach would create a consumer backlash and we all know how litigious the US can be.  Perhaps also because the cable and satellite infrastructure does not provide for something like down resolution over analogue.

A similar analogy can be seen in the new HD optical formats. While HDCP is available and is enforced, they allow HD content to be delivered over component and don't enforce the ICT (for the moment). Again because of the potential consumer backlash.

So if Freeview do enforce HDCP, we certainly hope that the Freeview HD STB's also have component video output with no restrictions.

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  Reply # 71490 21-May-2007 12:03
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it seems Sky will not be rebroadcasting this channel (according to them) :( 

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  Reply # 72062 24-May-2007 13:51
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I got a letter from Sky today;
new channels...
 "Crime and Investigation" for startup package starting later this year.
and from July 1st
"Sky Sports highlights" for sky sport package
"Sky Movie greats" for sky movies package

is it worth the price hike in the monthly subscription?
"we are also working on yet another brand new channel option"
could that be HD???

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  Reply # 72082 24-May-2007 15:28
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Hi,

   Everyone keeps asking or hoping for a HD channel yet forget the basic problem, without a HD STB there is no point, HD will come when Sky and Freeview sell or rent HD STB's.

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  Reply # 72083 24-May-2007 15:34
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Go look the foxtel channel lineup. I would expect that sky will follow that closely since crime and investigation and a movie greats package already feature on that.




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  Reply # 72109 24-May-2007 17:33
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I really hope its the sci fi channel..... It just launched in aus a few months ago.

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  Reply # 72143 24-May-2007 21:48
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more real sports channels please. I'm tired of Sky filling their schedule up with these low cost documentary and 'womens' channels



The only one I have liked that they have recently added is the History Channel.

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