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View the new advert for Freeview
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Freeview, the service that provides lots of free to watch television and radio channels using a rooftop aerial is promoting their subscription-free offering in the run up to Christmas.

Freeview's new 60-second TV ad, shows a Freeview user collecting helium balloons that carry the logos of the various channels available. It is an uplifting expression of the benefits of Freeview - the best bits of telly, free from contracts.

The soundtrack is "Happy Together" by the Turtles.

Here is the latest promotional clip:

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Comments
Friday, 18 November 2011
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Greebo
9:34 PM

Briantist - the internet connectivity required for iPlayer etc is only part of the Freeview HD spec. I have a Humax Freeview HD box that can do iPlayer via a humax portal app- *not* yet via the red button and BBCi which is apparently the standardised way forward.

I wouldn't think that many standard Freeview devices will be able to do streaming - and none using anything standardised by the Freeview spec?

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KEVIN GARDINER
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9:44 PM

Thanks for the information Briantist. Am i right in thinking that sport feature programmes are broadcast in 720p? I currently have standard freeview and find the blurring whenever the camera pans or an object or person walks past in the foreground frustrating to watch on a large screen tv . Is there any intention to correct this on SD, or is it going to stay much as it is now?

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KEVIN GARDINER's 68 posts GB
Briantist
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9:56 PM

KEVIN GARDINER: No, as I said, sport is broadcast in 1080i/p (switches automatically).

It is not possible to "correct" SD, thus HD.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:57 PM

Greebo: I've got a copy of D-Book 7 Part B. It rather seems to me that you a making assumptions about what it says.

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Greebo
10:15 PM

I could well be doing- please correct me. Do you disagree with 'net connectivity being only mandated in Freeview HD? Or that there appeared to be some sort of plan to implement the iPlayer via BBCi on the Freeview HD platform? Or something else?

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Greebo's 13 posts GB
Saturday, 19 November 2011
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David
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:19 PM

Just been ready todays Daily Mail, a big advert from PC World and Currys with 8 TV sets on it.
According to this advert.
Only one has Freeview.
4 are full HD.
1 is HD ready.
3 are 3D
6 can have a Blu-Ray at extra cost.

So it look as if Freeview is a dead word from this advert.

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David's 306 posts GB
Mark A.
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12:46 PM
Haywards Heath

Dave as advertised. (Unavailable on 80% of freeview transmitters)
Film 4 as advertised. (Unavailable on 80% of freeview transmitters)
"... are free for everyone" except for 8 out of 10 transmitters.

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Mark A.'s 368 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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ian from notts
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7:45 AM
Belper

david
all 8 tv's will have freeview as standard.
mark a
what is the percentage of the country covered by the remaining 2 transmitters compared to the 8 you mention ?

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ian from notts's 253 posts GB
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David
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:12 AM

So the word Freeview then in this case is dead. Today with TV sets having digital built in the word Freeview now is only being applied to boxes if that.
Does full HD mean the 4 TV sets have terrestrial HD built in?

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David's 306 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:28 AM

The reason for these adverts for Freeview is because someone in London has come up with the idea. Bearing in mind that London switches next year, it comes just in time for the proceeding Christmas.

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