December 10, 2013

Farewell, standard definition

At 8.30 this morning the last SD channels in my Favourites listings bit the big one. Yes, with the launch of BBC News HD (and with BBC Four HD alive and kicking from 7pm this evening) the days of standard definition on my TiVo and aging V+ are finally consigned to history. Of course, there will still be many programmes on the HD channels I watch that will be upscaled SD, but the quest I embarked upon some six years ago when I first launched this blog is finally at an end, and we've gone from a single HD channel when VMHD launched (BBC HD) to over 50 today.
Of course, not everyone is so lucky, but those two BBC channels were the last SD regulars I watch so I'm one happy bunny.

5 comments:

Mike Armstrong said...

I just did the same thing. But how annoying is it that we can't re-order our favourites! I want BBC1HD, BBC2HD, ITVHD, C4HD, C5HD in that order!!!

Richard said...

TiVo series 1 you could reorder the channels.
Is a real shame they dropped that feature.

NickJ said...

Couldn't agree more

whoiscuriousgeorge said...

You're not ending the blog just cos SD is a dead format to you as regards VM though, right?

Monster Riffage said...

Although... when I watch Eastenders repeat on BBC3 at 10.30, it seems less HD than when on BBC1HD (which in general is still less 'HD' than even ITV1 HD)