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  1. MikeL

    MikeL Active Member

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    Just a heads up - from November Top Gear will be in High Def.

    Mike
     
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    Oh no - Clarkson, May and Hammond in full close-up detail...not sure this will be family viewing....
     
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    Is there a BBC2 Hi Def channel?

    If not, whats the point?
     
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    It'll just be on BBC HD won't it?
     
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    Cant remember if there is a bbc hd channel on Sky, but I think there is.
    Not sure about Freesat
     
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    So I cant access BBC HD purely out of TV license fees? I have to purchase sky too? :(
     
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    Yes there is.
    Natural history programmes are fantastic!
     
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    Where I live no one is allowed a satellite dish. so Sky and Freesat are not an option.
     
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    This thread might be of some interest
     
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    Are you sure you used the correct link? Only I couldnt see anything relevent there :dk:
     
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    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.
     
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    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,
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    BBC HD is on cable/virginmedia, and on Freeview from next year
     
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    Do you know whether existing Freeview boxes will be compatible with the HD signal?
     
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    '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 :doh:

    Rather more info here:

    http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/freeviewhd.html
     
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    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.
     
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