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Old May 17th 11, 11:42 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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Ok cheap at 30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David

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Old May 17th 11, 11:58 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:42:36 +0100
"David" wrote:

Ok cheap at £30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David


I thought the 'i' in 'iPlayer' was for 'internet', not over-the-air?
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Old May 17th 11, 12:37 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:58:54 +0100, Davey wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:42:36 +0100
"David" wrote:

Ok cheap at 30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David


I thought the 'i' in 'iPlayer' was for 'internet', not over-the-air?


Correct.

However, some STBs have an internet connection and can use it to watch
TV programmes from the iPlayer servers.

This is a standard part of the Freesat specification and is being
provided on some Freeview boxes.

There is a wider service under development:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouView

YouView, formerly known as Project Canvas, is a proposed open,
internet-connected television platform in the United Kingdom. The
venture is a partnership between four broadcasters (BBC, Channel 4,
Channel 5 and ITV plc) and three communications companies (Arqiva,
BT and TalkTalk). The platform, which is planning a full launch in
February 2012, will allow consumers access to a range of
third-party services (television channels, radio stations, on-demand
services and internet content) using a compliant device (such as a
set-top box) built to a common technical standard and through a
broadband internet connection. The project was branded YouView in
September 2010.

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Old May 17th 11, 12:40 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Paul D Smith[_2_]
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Looks like one is actually HD and the other is SD-with-upscaling.

"David" wrote in message
...
Ok cheap at 30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David


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Old May 17th 11, 12:46 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Davey
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:37:17 +0100
Peter Duncanson wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:58:54 +0100, Davey
wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:42:36 +0100
"David" wrote:

Ok cheap at £30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David


I thought the 'i' in 'iPlayer' was for 'internet', not over-the-air?


Correct.

However, some STBs have an internet connection and can use it to watch
TV programmes from the iPlayer servers.

This is a standard part of the Freesat specification and is being
provided on some Freeview boxes.

There is a wider service under development:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouView

YouView, formerly known as Project Canvas, is a proposed open,
internet-connected television platform in the United Kingdom. The
venture is a partnership between four broadcasters (BBC, Channel
4, Channel 5 and ITV plc) and three communications companies (Arqiva,
BT and TalkTalk). The platform, which is planning a full launch in
February 2012, will allow consumers access to a range of
third-party services (television channels, radio stations,
on-demand services and internet content) using a compliant device
(such as a set-top box) built to a common technical standard and
through a broadband internet connection. The project was branded
YouView in September 2010.


Thanks. Having just returned here after many years in the US, there is
a lot to catch up on. Over there, Cable TV is the main TV signal
source, at least anywhere near a major city.
We have friends in Halesworth, Suffolk, who seem to be in a digital
hole, they are told that even Freesat won't get to them, as they are
close to a high railway embankment.
My PC will let me watch BBC programs, but the iPlayer Desktop won't
work, to save them for later viewing. I gather that this is not a rare
event.
When I moved here, everybody local had horror stories of BT's Broadband
service, so I'm not with them, nor either of the other two you mention.
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Old May 17th 11, 01:19 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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"Paul D Smith" wrote in message
...
Looks like one is actually HD and the other is SD-with-upscaling.


So which is the one to get should I decide to buy?

I did think HD capable boxes/TVs did the HD programs in HD and upscale the
other SD programs, both boxes definitely show the Freeview HD symbols.
Regards
David

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Old May 17th 11, 01:20 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:46:28 +0100, Davey wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:37:17 +0100
Peter Duncanson wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:58:54 +0100, Davey
wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 11:42:36 +0100
"David" wrote:

Ok cheap at 30 each are they acceptable quaulity?
2 models anyone know difference if any in performance or quaulity?
Will they do the BBC i-player?
a) STBDIS2010
b) STBH2010

The second looks a smarter case.
Thanks
Regards
David


I thought the 'i' in 'iPlayer' was for 'internet', not over-the-air?


Correct.

However, some STBs have an internet connection and can use it to watch
TV programmes from the iPlayer servers.

This is a standard part of the Freesat specification and is being
provided on some Freeview boxes.

There is a wider service under development:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouView

YouView, formerly known as Project Canvas, is a proposed open,
internet-connected television platform in the United Kingdom. The
venture is a partnership between four broadcasters (BBC, Channel
4, Channel 5 and ITV plc) and three communications companies (Arqiva,
BT and TalkTalk). The platform, which is planning a full launch in
February 2012, will allow consumers access to a range of
third-party services (television channels, radio stations,
on-demand services and internet content) using a compliant device
(such as a set-top box) built to a common technical standard and
through a broadband internet connection. The project was branded
YouView in September 2010.


Thanks. Having just returned here after many years in the US, there is
a lot to catch up on.


Welcome back to the UK!

Over there, Cable TV is the main TV signal
source, at least anywhere near a major city.
We have friends in Halesworth, Suffolk, who seem to be in a digital
hole, they are told that even Freesat won't get to them, as they are
close to a high railway embankment.
My PC will let me watch BBC programs, but the iPlayer Desktop won't
work, to save them for later viewing. I gather that this is not a rare
event.
When I moved here, everybody local had horror stories of BT's Broadband
service, so I'm not with them, nor either of the other two you mention.


I'm not sure what involvement BT and TalkTalk have in the YouView
partnership. Perhaps they are providing technical expertise. The YouView
service will not be accessible only via those two internet service
providers.

One of the companies mentioned, Arqiva, is responsible for the
transmission of TV in the UK. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 do
not have any responsibility for transmitters and the distribution of
their programmes to transmitters. They make the programmes and hand them
over to Arqiva for distribution and transmission:
http://www.arqiva.com/broadcast/

The "good old days" of transmitters being owned and operated by the BBC
and ITV are now long gone.


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Old May 17th 11, 01:25 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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"David" wrote in message
...


"Paul D Smith" wrote in message
...
Looks like one is actually HD and the other is SD-with-upscaling.


So which is the one to get should I decide to buy?

I did think HD capable boxes/TVs did the HD programs in HD and upscale the
other SD programs, both boxes definitely show the Freeview HD symbols.




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Regards
David

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Old May 17th 11, 01:32 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
J G Miller[_3_]
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 13:20:45 +0100, Peter Duncanson wrote:

They make the programmes and hand them over to Arqiva for distribution
and transmission:


Is it in fact the case that for network programs (not nations and regions)
the BBC hand over their programs to Red Bee who then hand them over to
Arqiva?
  #10  
Old May 17th 11, 01:53 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:32:07 +0000 (UTC), J G Miller
wrote:

On Tue, 17 May 2011 13:20:45 +0100, Peter Duncanson wrote:

They make the programmes and hand them over to Arqiva for distribution
and transmission:


Is it in fact the case that for network programs (not nations and regions)
the BBC hand over their programs to Red Bee who then hand them over to
Arqiva?


I have heard that.

A quick glimpse at the Red Bee website leaves the impression that they
specialise in distributing buzzwords.
http://www.redbeemedia.com/

http://www.redbeemedia.com/services/media-management

In today’s changing digital world, content owners need a smart and
agile approach to media management. That’s our kind of challenge.

Building on our unique back-story in linear playout,
we’re specialists in all aspects of digital content, metadata and
workflow management. Today we manage and distribute vast quantities
of content to rapidly growing platforms like BBC iPlayer, YouTube,
BT Vision and Virgin Media. Tomorrow the possibilities will be
endless. Our proven expertise can help transform your media
operations, drive economies of scale and future-proof your business
for a world of anywhere, anytime content.

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