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December 4, 2009

Freeview HD tests begin

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by Janet Harris

Freeview HD tests begin
Freeview has started sending high-definition television signals in the DVB-T2 format, from the Winter Hill transmitter which covers Manchester and parts of the north-west and one at Crystal Palace which covers London and some of the south-east.

Unfortunately this is just for testing purposes, and Freeview HD receivers aren’t available just yet.

The tests make Britain the first country in the world to operate the new DVB-T2 standard, which is good going, but would be even better if the equipment was ready to back it up.

However next year, consumers should start to be able to enjoy HD television for free, after Freeview HD boxes hit the shelves.

Freeview offers around 50 channels.

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  1. The fact that no HD receivers are available in this moment is not a problem. The industry and market will take of it. Without content/channels nobody would buy receivers.

    Comment by DVB fan — December 4, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

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