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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeL, Sep 23, 2009.
Just a heads up - from November Top Gear will be in High Def.
Oh no - Clarkson, May and Hammond in full close-up detail...not sure this will be family viewing....
Is there a BBC2 Hi Def channel?
If not, whats the point?
It'll just be on BBC HD won't it?
Cant remember if there is a bbc hd channel on Sky, but I think there is.
Not sure about Freesat
it looks like some TG is already available in HD:
Top Gear - Polar Special [Blu-ray]: Amazon.co.uk: Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, Top Gear: DVD
So I cant access BBC HD purely out of TV license fees? I have to purchase sky too?
Yes there is.
Natural history programmes are fantastic!
BBC HD is on FreeSat too
freesat - Channels - With freesat, it's access all areas
Where I live no one is allowed a satellite dish. so Sky and Freesat are not an option.
This thread might be of some interest
Are you sure you used the correct link? Only I couldnt see anything relevent there
Sorry if I misunderstood you.
You said where you live you aren't allowed satellite dishes, so I assumed this was because you rent or live in a flat.
Mounting a dish DIY in your attic would get around that.
I live in a conservation area hence no dishes.
That thread basically said you couldn't have a dish in the attic (unless you changed or removed the roof tiles) as I understood it,
If you aren't allowed a dish ON the house, then why not mount it in the back garden on a small dustbin full of concrete - or anything heavy enough for an average wind not to blow it off alignment.
Or would that not be allowed either?
You can also put one inside a glasshouse, or in a shed with a glass door pointing the right way. Plain thin glass does not attenuate the signal much (you can compensate with a bigger dish!)
Conservatory is a good location too.
You could possibly look at the clear or selfsat options here too
BBC HD is on cable/virginmedia, and on Freeview from next year
Do you know whether existing Freeview boxes will be compatible with the HD signal?
'Normal' boxes which aren't designated HD ready (or equivalent) won't be able to cope with HD, so new box/TV time I'm afraid.
Freeview HD will be on a roll-out basis so you'd still need to be near a HD transmitter initially
Rather more info here:
The point being that everyone is able to access BBC HD, via Sky HD or Freesat with a satellite dish and suitable receiving boxes. Because you cannot put up a satellite dish hardly makes it a pointless service from the BBC.