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I hear rumors that the Midhurst transmitter will never carry MUX7, owing to fear of interference with TV signals in France!

Is this true? This means that a lot of people will permanently miss out on BBC Four HD and BBC News HD.

Is there anything that can be done? Eg a petition or donations?

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Thanks for your reply Dave and sorry that I incorrectly called COM7 MUX7 :-).

I'm a bit confused, though. What will replace COM7 and when could that potentially happen on the Midhurst transmitter, giving us BBC Four HD and BBC News HD?

And slightly off topic regarding BBC's recent declaration of a desire to broadcast 4K in 2016: How will they be able to do that seen that they currently can't even broadcast all their channels in HD?

BBC aims to broadcast 4K TV as standard by 2016 | What Hi-Fi?

In general, does DVB-T2 have enough bandwidth to broadcast 4K, eg using H.265/HEVC?

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Thanks a lot for your insight Dave, very helpful.

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As a side note it's also interesting (and sad) that most new TV series are only made commercially available on DVD (SD) and not Blu-ray (BD), even though they were produced and broadcast in HD.

I guess most people just don't care about the video quality which hurts the few people (like me) that do, because there isn't enough market to publish on Blu-ray.

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I'm afraid I have to disagree with you MikeB.

AFAIK the following titles have been/will be released on DVD only, a mix of UK and international productions:

Safe House Season 2
Valkyrien Season 1
Ray Donovan Season 4
The Americans Season 4
Black Lake Season 1
Our Girl Season 3 (The Nepal Tour)
The Last Post Season 1
Strike Season 1+2
Montalbano (all 11 seasons)
This Is Us Season 1
Call The Midwife (all seasons, they seem to be available on BD A, not on BD B/region free)
The Halcyon Season 1
Silent Witness (all 20 seasons)

This is just a small sample of recent productions only made available on DVD. At least, I haven't been able to find them on BD on Amazon UK/LoveFilm By Post.

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