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“Brian Wright: The transmitted HD signals are all of 1980x1080 resolution. The electronics in the receiver interpolate that to fill in the non-transmi” --- 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.

What does "Full HD Ready" actually mean?

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

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Channel 5 HD on Freeview cancelled ... again

Ofcom have notified today that Channel 5 have withdrawn from Freeview HD.

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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.

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Freeview HD programme guide for Android and iOS

You can now download a free application from Freeview HD that shows full programme listings on your mobile phone or tablet.

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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.

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BBC Proms in HD and digital surround sound

From the First Night of the Proms on Friday July 17 you can recreate the Proms experience in your own home all summer long, culminating with the renowned Last Night of the Proms celebration on September 12

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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.

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Ofcom has licensed two London HDTV channels.

Ofcom has licensed two frequencies in the crowded London area for trials of HDTV. These are being broadcast from the Crystal Palace transmitter, a BBC service to a group of 1000 homes lasting a year and an ITV, Channel 4 and five service with 500 homes.

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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.

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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...

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BBC High Definition test card

The BBC are now providing a test card to set up your HDTV

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BBC TWO HD launch causes some channel number shifts

Starting next week, 26th March 2013, BBC TWO (England) HD will replace the BBC HD channel. To make life a little easier, some channel number changes will happen on that date.

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Have a Freeview HD or Freesat HD high definition Christmas 2012

It isn't just for the high definition Nurse Jackie, Downtown Abbey, The Snowman II or Doctor Who on Christmas Day ... Freeview HD or Freesat HD is a gift for every day of the year.

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Want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD?

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

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Want to see the extended Freeview HD coverage areas? See the UK Free TV maps

UK Free TV now shows the coverage areas for those masts that will have the extended Freeview HD service from next year

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I've got an HD TV ... why can't we have high definition channels in place of the

Freeview HD has them on 101, 102, 103 and 104. Sky has them on 141, 142, 178 and 230. On Freesat they are 108, 109, 119 and 126. Wouldn't it make sense for the public service channels to be in the "normal" place in the channel number list - why do they have to be on some seemingly random channel number?

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ITV HD on Sky+HD Boxes

If you have Sky+HD with the "new" programme guide, here's how

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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.

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BBC One Scotland starts in High Definition, Monday 14 January 2013

Following on from BBC One Northern Ireland, the nation of Scotland gets its primary BBC channel in high definition from next Monday.

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Welcome to UK Free HDTV

Welcome to our new section on Free HD TV in the UK

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The "secret" Ofcom plan for Freeview HDTV: DVB-T2

Ofcom has a plan for bringing HDTV to 98.5% of the UK: Reduce, Reorganising and T2

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HD and Freesat questions and answers

Al posted some very good questions about HD and Freesat.

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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

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