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Topic # 22438 28-May-2008 13:56
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Hi there,

Does anyone know if there are plans for Freeview DVB-S to get some HD channels ?

I'm one of those unfortunates who can't get Freeview terrestrial, but I do get the satellite flavour perfectly.

And if HD is coming to the satellite which set top boxes would support it ?  My Dreambox doesn;t supprot MPEG-4 or HD output.

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Mark




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  Reply # 133869 28-May-2008 15:13
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Short answer is, no. DVB-S is actually the backup plan for NZ future broadcasting to cover the entire country, DVB-T is the primary option. It's just that the DVB-S option was ready to go 1st as it was easier to broadcast and required less new infrastructure.

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  Reply # 133887 28-May-2008 16:04
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PromNZ: Short answer is, no. DVB-S is actually the backup plan for NZ future broadcasting to cover the entire country, DVB-T is the primary option. It's just that the DVB-S option was ready to go 1st as it was easier to broadcast and required less new infrastructure.


Not quite true. Both were designed to complement each other. DVB-T will never be able to deliver 100% nationwide coverage so DVB-S satellite will deliver that, it's not really a "backup" option but the primary option for those people who won't receive the DVB-T signal or don't even receive analogue TV now.

The DVB-T platform currently covers 75% of the population with an expansion to 87% of the population planned for the next few years

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 133888 28-May-2008 16:07
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I stand corrected Smile

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