June 25, 2009

More on Freeview HD

Coming sooner than you may have thought: Freeview HD. There's an update on the pending arrival of high def Freeview services from the BBC, ITV, C4 and Five on the BBC Internet blog for those interested. Will Virgin be outpaced in the HD stakes by the most popular but technically weakest platform? If I were a gambling man...

3 comments:

Carol Steele said...

Nialli, you forgot that Virgin have a whole shed load of HD channels .......... coming soon ;)

lee said...

I'm right in believing, that you need a Freeview HD decoder, so all the existing set-top boxes and built-in-to-tv Freeview boxes cannot decode HD signals?

Nialli said...

That's right. There are currently no Freeview consumer equipment that can decode HD signals yet (unless you include modified PCs). Set top boxes will appear around the end of the year - expect Humax and Panasonic to be among the first available.