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Old August 3rd 15, 11:07 AM posted to
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Default 4k TV on Freesat or Freeview?

"Michael Chare" wrote in message
4K TVs are becoming available and more reasonable prices and there are
some 4k internet streaming channels.

So when, if ever, will any of the Freesat or Freeview channels convert to

Michael Chare

4K ....over Freeview?
One hopes you are 'having a laugh'. Seriously.

Consider that this stuff originates at 12Gb/s.
Tweleve gigabits of data, per second.
In comparison, present HD originates at just under 1.5Gb/s.

And to compress this enough so that its transmittable over freeview, you
would have to dispense with so much information that you would render 'UHD'
i.e. The loss in quality would be so bad that it would be comparable to
existing HD. Therefore, just what is the point?

The only way to transmit 'acceptable' UHD is either usings serveral channel
spaces over satellite, or proper* broadband.
* meaning something better than BTs standard twisted pair phone line. Either
the co-ax that Virgin is installing, or fibre from both BT and Virgin.

4K over Freeview?
Hopefully, never.