...They would also have the ability to correctly mix this content into DD5.1, rather than say TV3 broadcasting the news in stereo within a 5.1 container...
richms: They would have to drop the stream back to a DD 2.0 stream to be able to get prologic decoding done at the consumers end.
That is preferable to doing a prologic decode at their end since I cant stand prologic with its jumpy center speaker positioning and random noisy rears.
RustyGonad: All technology arguments aside this really boils down to whether or not the Freeview associated networks (TVNZ & TV3) are committed to HD in New Zealand.
I have a strong opinion that they currently are not - I believe that Freeview HD was nothing more than a weakly vieled marketing attempt to one up Sky Televisions release of their own HD network.
If either network was committed to HD - they would showcase their premier content ie the 6pm news slot in HD.
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