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Much to my surprise Midhurst has started broadcasting BBC FOUR HD today! Or has my PVR picked up another transmitter?

After switching it on it gave an error that I had lost all channels and forced me to re-tune, after which I can now view BBC FOUR HD! I've waited a few years for that, so very excited.

Had this been announced in advance?

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Oh well, turns out that this is a reshuffle for the Olympics :-(:


Olympics: Changes to BBC services on Freeview - a516digital


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It certainly doesn't make it easier for the viewers that regional news are still only available in SD, that the channel numbers are inconsistent across providers and the fact that you on most TVs and PVRs cannot renumber the channels you actually want.

It continues to amaze me that many people are happy to cablecut free TV available in 1080i for catchup services in horrible quality - what looks like heavily compressed 480p (All 4, ITV Hub and My5). Only BBC has a decent catchup service video quality with ~2.2Mbps HD 720p and has even been working on providing UHD, 10 years ahead of the competition. Once again, people allow convenience to win over quality (like with MP3 64-/128-bit), even though content is only available for 30 days. I don't understand it.

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I disagree with your comments about BBC iPlayer and All 4 Andy.

To the best of my knowledge, the best current quality you can get with BBC iPlayer is 720p 50fps (apart from the UHD trial in Jan 2018). On which devices do you think they provide 1080i and why would an Internet streaming service use 1080i (which is normally used for flow TV broadcasting) instead of 1080p?

And if I try to watch All 4 it's definitely not 720p, it's horribly blurry, edges are jagged and scenes with eg moving tree leafs and/or the sea are terribly pixelated. I've contacted Channel 4 a few times and they have confirmed that they don't have any current plans of supporting 720p.

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Saturday 1 December 2018 7:14PM

Please sort out your notification e-mail system. It sends the same notification 4-8 times, I unsubscribed because of this, yet notifications are still sent to my e-mail address.

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