A group test of Freeview HD TV sets that I wrote has just been published on RegHardware. Here are the key links: Introduction Buyer’s Guide LG 42LE5900 Panasonic TXL32D28 Samsung LE40C650 Sharp LC-46LE821 Sony KDL-EX703 Toshiba 40RV753 Best buys
The BBC has just posted a useful blog addressing some of the issues regarding surround sound, and confirming that it won’t be until April of next year that transcoding is mandatory. If you don’t have time to digest all the other information on this site to work out what that means, here’s the Executive Summary:… Read More BBC blog on surround sound for FreeviewHD
As some of you may have seen, a short news piece by me was published today on Register Hardware. With only three hundred words, it had of necessity to be somewhat brief, and with an eye catching headline. The big question – or suggestion – from that article is “Was the technical side of Freeview… Read More Surrounded by questions
I’ve been holding off on a fairly lengthy update regarding surround sound on Freeview HD because I’m waiting for a raft of answers from a wide range of people; some of those will, I think, alter some of the suppositions that I would have originally made, and I would rather wait to have more information… Read More A perspective on surround sound
Want to know what those BBC One HD idents will look like? Here are some images, hot from the BBC Press Office.
The BBC has announced today that a new BBC One HD channel will launch in the autumn, offering a simulcast of BBC One. The existing BBC HD channel will remain, showcasing HD material from the Corporation’s other channels, and will extend to 12 hours a day. Programmes including The One Show, Weakest Link, QI and… Read More BBC One HD to launch this autumn on FreeviewHD and Freesat
One of the less considered aspects of the Freeview HD surround sound situation is that the audio system has been designed the way it has, and decisions taken, so that Audio Description can be provided on the HD channels. For the uninitiated, that’s the descriptions like “The Doctor takes his sonic screwdriver and uses it… Read More Audio description on FreeviewHD