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Channel 4 HD free-to-air testing on Eurobird 1

NottsUK reports that Channel 4 HD is now testing free-to-air

NottsUK reports that Channel 4 HD is now testing free-to-air
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NottsUK writes:

Saturday 12 February 2011 4:56PM

Frequency 12607 vertical on Eurobird 1 as switched standards from DVB-S QPSK to DVB-S2 QPSK. The symbol rate as also been changed from 27500 to 28250. At the moment it is showing Channel 4HD free-to-air. The channel currently is identified by its SID number 55300.

For more, see Channel 4 HD - ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice.



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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
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iain harper
10:56 AM

when will I be able to get ch4 HD on freesat please?

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iain harper's 1 post GB
Thursday, 24 February 2011
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Ian Smith
11:43 AM

Channel 4 HD has now become encrypted in Videoguard since14/2/2011 according to www.kingofsat.com

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Ian Smith's 4 posts GB
Briantist
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1:49 PM

Ian Smith: I would expect that Channel 4 probably want to be able to launch their free to air service on the launch date.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 25 February 2011
Josh
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5:00 PM

I guess this will mean that Channel 4 HD will be the UK's first ever FTA DVB-S2 channel; I have yet to see a FTA UK channel using DVB-S2.

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Josh's 97 posts GB
Briantist
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5:36 PM

Josh: Yes, I have been told that Sky have told the PSBs that Sky+HD boxes won't work with free-to-air DVB-S2 channels.

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Josh
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9:04 PM

So once Channel 4 offically becomes FTA in April, no Channel 4 HD for Sky+HD users anymore?

Why won't the Sky+HD boxes work with FTA DVB-S2 and can an update be applied to make them work?

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Josh's 97 posts GB
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Briantist
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5:20 AM

Josh: No, of course not. It's just another Sky lie wrapped up as a "technical problem".

DVB-T2 provides 30% more capacity for no extra money, why would Sky want the FTA broadcasters using it?

Sky have a long history in doing this kind of thing.

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Sunday, 27 February 2011
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NottsUK
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11:42 AM

Briantist: I see that this transponder as now switched to a symbol rate of 27500. Still encrypted though.

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NottsUK's 345 posts GB
Briantist
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4:16 PM

NottsUK: I guess that the tests found out they couldn't squeeze just that little bit of extra capacity out of the transponder.

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