I’ve just made a minor update to my list of equipment that can transcode surround sound for Freeview HD, adding information about the TVonics DTR-Z500HD, which I’m reviewing at the moment for Register Hardware. I’ll also be posting a more general update about the topic in the next few days. Meanwhile, if you have already… Read More Freeview HD surround sound updates
One of the most well known theme tunes on British television is undoubtedly Doctor Who, and regardless of the merits of recent arrangements, for many viewers the definitive version is the original, credited to Ron Grainer. However, arguably the person who made the theme tune so iconic was a woman named Delia Derbyshire, of the… Read More Delia Derbyshire – the genius behind the Dr Who theme
Another small update to my list of Freeview HD equipment that can provide surround sound, to add the Humax HDR-Fox T2 to the list of equipment. For those who are new to this site, essentially for technical reasons, if you connect your Freeview HD box to your surround sound system, you may not actually get… Read More FreeviewHD surround sound equipment list upated
Humax has release a new firmware for the HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD box, which enables transcoding of the AAC sound used on Freeview HD to Dolby Digital 5.1, so viewers with home cinema systems can enjoy surround from programmes that have it. My list of equipment that can transcode has been updated.
I have updated the list of FreeviewHD equipment that I’ve tested with details of the most recent bits of kit to pass through my living room. Three more products have been added, together with information about whether or not they transcode the AAC audio used on Freeview to Dolby Digital for home cinema systems. I’ve… Read More List of FreeviewHD Dolby transcoding kit updated
ADB, the makers of the i-Can Easy HD receiver that came out top in the group test I did for Register Hardware, tell me that they’re working on updating the box for Dolby Digital output. This is likely to happen in two stages, with the first update in around six weeks to give two channel… Read More i-Can EasyHD to get FreeviewHD surround updates
The astute observer will see that the Freeview website has now been updated, with better information about surround sound. If you click the ‘Freeview HD’ section of the site, and then the ‘Why HD’ tab, you’ll see that the diagram of the 5.1 speaker system has gone, and along with it the heading about surround… Read More FreeviewHD website surround information updated