[mythtv-users] MythTV in the UK
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 23:04:19 UTC 2010
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Richard Morton
<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> DVB-T2 will not obsolete DVB-T. The HD mux will use DVB-T2, the others
>>> will continue to use DVB-T and your Nova T tuners should be fine for
>>> the SD channels.
>> HD doesn't NEED dvb-t2. In NZ Freeview carries HD quite well on DVB-T
>> Of course your local implementation may be relying on features of T2,
> nah, not really relying on features unless you consider that selling
> off spectrum to non-TV uses is a "feature" of DVB-T2.
> OfCom should not in my view be selling much TV-spectrum at all; they
> should be ensuring that there is enough spectrum available to keep
> terrestrial TV users at least with a reasonably comparable TV (to pay
> for Cable and Satellite).
> OfCom seem to be relying on improvements in codecs and other
> technology to enable the reuse of the spectrum in the future to keep
> up with Cable and Satellite service quality... which may not always
> To be fair; Cable have an unfair advantage as they could use the
> entire cable bandwidth to pipe just a single (set-top box requested)
> channel to the home...
> Anyway; you're right HD doesn't need DVB-T2 although DVB-T2 does
> provide H.264 which is significantly more efficient as we all know and
> with the commercial value of spectrum it is unrealistic to use 4 SD
> channels worth of bandwidth to send one HD channel; esp, now we are
> all used to having 70+ channels.
Actually NZ Freeview is h.264 over DVB-T. You don't need T2 for h.264.
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