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Bizman
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:37 am Reply with quote
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The BBC will provide blanket coverage of the Games, showing live footage of every Olympic sport from every venue throughout the day. Footage will amount to about 2,500 hours compared to 1,000 hours for Beijing.

Viewers will be able to see the Games in many formats - standard-definition (SD), high-definition (HD), super-hi-vision and 3D. Most operators will be showing the Games in the SD format, 768 x 576 pixels, while the BBC will also stream 24 HD channels at 1920 x 1080 pixels to satellite and cable systems on a non-exclusive basis. This content will be available through the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and BBC Red Button, as well as on mobiles, tablets, connected TVs and PCs.

Viewers in some cities will be able to watch some Games coverage in super-hi-vision - 4320 x 7680 pixels - on a massive 600in screen. This system is likely to appear in London, Bradford and Glasgow.

The BBC will show only the opening and closing ceremonies and the final of the men's 100m in 3D, while Eurosport will broadcast more than 100 hours of the Games in 3D. Sky will also have access to this format and will provide this feed for all its HD subscribers. It will also broadcast the 24 SD and 24 HD BBC channels that are available during the Olympics.

As well as BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC will be establishing a temporary digital radio station to exist only for the duration of the Games.

With acknowledgements to E&T Magazine.

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juwlz
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:07 pm Reply with quote
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Yup - we've just retuned our Freesat box, and acquired the said 24 new dedicated Olympic HD channels.

Julie

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Torkijo
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:41 pm Reply with quote
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juwlz wrote:
Yup - we've just retuned our Freesat box, and acquired the said 24 new dedicated Olympic HD channels.

Julie


Our Freesat and TV are showing the channels but our Toppy isnt - should it?

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gomezz
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:01 pm Reply with quote
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On Freeview on your Toppy the most you will get is the existing 301 and the temporary restoration of 302. There is also an HD simulcast of 301 on 304 but that is of no interest to the Toppy.

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juwlz
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:07 pm Reply with quote
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Bizman wrote:
... the BBC will also stream 24 HD channels at 1920 x 1080 pixels to satellite and cable systems on a non-exclusive basis. This content will be available through the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and BBC Red Button, as well as on mobiles, tablets, connected TVs and PCs.
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Our Freesat and TV are showing the channels but our Toppy isnt - should it?
Not unless it's a satellite model.

Julie

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Bizman
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:08 pm Reply with quote
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Toppy won't show any HD channels, it doesn't have the required tuners for it.

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Torkijo
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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cheers, hadnt twigged they were all HD channels.

And sods law is that our freesat is the Humax so cant even pause or rewind let alone record the 24 channels!


Having read that back its amazing what you get used to from your TV isnt it - we still have tantrums when the kids realise we cant rewind the tv upstairs

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