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All five public service channels now free to air!

It nice to see that all five of the designated public service broadcasting channels can now be viewed throughout the UK on Freeview, Freesat and Sky. ——— 23 comments “Robert Goulden: Any new relay transmitters built will only carry the public service channels, not the commercial channels which you refer to. Please p”- StevensOnln1

Will we ever have Freeview Ultra HD or Freesat Ultra HD?

You can already buy Ultra HD television sets in the high street. If I buy one, how long will I have to wait for Freeview and Freesat to broadcast my favourite shows in the better format?

24 comments “StevensOnln1: Your right, they could squeeze one on now, but that would be the whole of the mux, and you can see some people complaining....I d lo”- MikeB

New Freeview TVs and boxes to be HD only from 2016

From the start next year, the Freeview logo will only be on new TVs if they provide Freeview HD. From the end of next year, all new Freeview equipment will be HD.

27 comments “Paul Bale:Freesat is not operated by Sky/Mr Murdock. Freesat is exactly that - free satellite broadcasting of most services that are available on”- MikeP

On the tenth day of Christmas Auntie brought to me ... five more HD channels

It is confirmed. If you use Freesat HD, Sky HD or Freeview HD, the BBC have five more HD channels for you from December 10th.

152 comments “I have set up an aerial which picks up Winter Hill at a friends house, horizontally polarised C/D group, BUT channel 54 (on which the HD multiplex is ”- Anthony

Newsflash - Freeview HD "COM7" multiplex on air and showing Al Jazeera preview

Just a quick post to let you know that the extended Freeview HD service has started test broadcasts. The first new multiplex, COM7, is broadcasting - from Crystal Palace at least.

38 comments “I note that the predictor suggests that I should be able to receive Wenvoe without any problems. I ll probably have to replace my aerial anyway to get”- Charles Stuart

What does "Full HD Ready" actually mean?

Please don't confuse Freeview HD for "Full HD Ready", these are not the same.

34 comments “MikeP: Entirely agree - an HD set top box is an easy solution, which is what I did. They can be had for as little as 43 pounds in the high street (alt”- MikeB

BBC Two HD Channel to launch 26th March 2013

BBC Two HD will replace the existing BBC HD Channel and will be available subscription-free on all HD digital television platforms

39 comments “AncientFootsteps: While I agree with the general point you make about losing BBC4 output from HD - a point I made in an earlier post - I suspect that ”- Tony Hill

Channel 5 HD on Freeview cancelled ... again

Ofcom have notified today that Channel 5 have withdrawn from Freeview HD.

34 comments “Amid all the chat over CH 5 not taking up slot on free view and some saying about the image quality being questionable these attributes will depend on”- Graham.F.Lewendon

Want to watch BBC three or CBBC in HD? You need to retune your Freeview box

When the BBC HD channel changed to just showing BBC TWO programs, viewers of the other five BBC TV networks lost out. The BBC are going to launch two of them shortly, so retune your Freeview HD box.

77 comments “Paul Bale: When BBC 3 closes down next year, they may move BBC 4 HD to the National BBC B HD multiplex. (Replacing BBC 3) Or you could get a Freesat”- Mark A

Freeview HD boxes in the shops from next week

Humax and Bush have devices ready.

68 comments “Anyone seen this device yet{3view PVR 500GB HD Freeview tuner, Internet on TV } .There s one for sale on E-bay for 170. Normal selling price is 299.”- Brian Wright

Freeview to get fifth HD channel, possibly by Christmas 2011

Following successful beta testing by BBC Free to View Limited, Ofcom is inviting the other public service broadcasters: ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C, UTV and STV to apply for the fifth slot.

65 comments “Huw Radley: Yes! quite a number of people have problems with reception of Crystal Palaces low powered HD service, and especially so if they reside to ”- jb38

UTV HD coming to Sky, Freesat and Freeview

Under the new ITV/STV/UTV arrangements, UTV HD will soon be showing on Freeview and Freesat, in addition to Virgin TV in the province.

42 comments “No programmes as yet Conor, just EPG data.Looks like something s going to happen soon, hopefully.”- PJH

Digital UK on Freeview HD channel numbers: "we can not do that, sorry"

In a recent consultation, Digital UK asked which channel numbers they would like the Freeview HD channels to appear on. The answer was as easy as one, two and three...

32 comments “David : Re: your query on Film4 HD. Please disregard that said in my reply made yesterday @ 9.03PM, as further checking has revealed that Film4 HD (wh”- jb38

How much is it going to cost to get High Definition TV?

It can cost as little as 68 pounds, and as much as 336 pounds to get free HD TV.

141 comments “Brian, please help. I m a little confused. Will I be able to receive a decent signal strength at B97 5YLFrom what I can see on your site, it look”- Nick

HD and Freesat questions and answers

Al posted some very good questions about HD and Freesat.

226 comments “Roy Jones: If you entered your postcode when prompted you will get your BBC 1 region on channel 101, BBC 2 on 102 and your ITV region on 103. Other BB”- StevensOnln1

Want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD?

Details of the new Freeview HD transmitters to come on air next year

69 comments “Matt: There are no plans to expand coverage of the COM7 multiplex which carries BBC Four HD and BBC News HD. COM7 COM8 are temporary services which ar”- StevensOnln1

Want BBC Three, FOUR, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC News in HD? You can, in 2014

Following today's decision by Ofcom, the BBC has finally announced the provision of all of their television channels in high definition, and they will be on cable, satellite and Freeview HD.

37 comments “TrevorJHarris: I don t know who your BBC local is, but the BBC West local news is very good and non-repetetive. The sooner it is available on HD and I”- J Eastmond

Freeview HD - final dates

2010 is the year for Freeview HD for many people. But not all. The full list is here.

144 comments “Carole: Speaking as an engineer I think its quite appalling the way these devices are allowed to be advertised, as although it may well be perfectly w”- jb38

Are you really watching free TV in high definition?

There are many hurdles you have to jump if you really want to watch free television channels in high definition.

98 comments “David Sorley: Freeview logos are placed on those devices which it has approved as being compliant with the way in which Freeview works. This doesn t n”- Dave Lindsay

Should I buy Freeview HD for Christmas?

It isn't just for the first high definition EastEnders on Christmas Day, Freeview HD is the gift that keeps giving

98 comments “jb38: Hi jb38. Thank you for your prompt replies. Using the Woolworth s stb, the tv, which is an old Wharfedale L1911W-A will only pick up signals on ”- Richard Cooper

Freeview HD London details

The technical details for Freeview HD from Crystal Palace are...

90 comments “Ah maybe that s the issue. We have to have our aerial in the loft. Although like I say, we have no issues getting all the SD channels at the moment. I”- M
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