[mythtv-users] Freeview HD in UK in 6mths?
mythtvusers at markgarland.co.uk
mythtvusers at markgarland.co.uk
Wed Nov 18 12:12:05 UTC 2009
For those in the UK, this looks interesting...
"Today the BBC has confirmed the timetable that will make HD services on
Freeview available to 50% of the population in time for next June's World
Cup, and to 98.5%  of the population by the end of digital switchover in
three years' time."
Will be interested to see the Freeview HD cards that become available - I'm
guessing that these will be "DVB-T2" ?
Someone pointed out
http://www.leconcepts.com/products/vivanco-dvb-t2-2.html as a start.
Would prefer something PCI based and Hauppauge.
I've attached the transmittion switch over dates below.
Area - transmitter group - date
Manchester, Winter Hill, 2 December 2009
London, Crystal Palace, 2 December 2009 – advance network
Newcastle and Tyneside, Pontop Pike, February 2010 – advance network
Leeds/Bradford, Emley Moor, March 2010 – advance network
Birmingham, Lichfield, March 2010 – advance network
Liverpool, central Lancashire, Cheshire, north Staffordshire, Winter Hill
relays, March 2010 – retrofit
Exeter, parts of Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Stockland Hill, April 2010 –
Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Mendip, April 2010
Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly, Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill,
Huntshaw Cross, Redruth August 2010 – retrofit
Cumbria and the Lake District, Caldbeck, October 2010 – retrofit
Then Freeview HD rolls out with the rest of the switchover programme, so:
201 – Bedfordshire, Berkshire (parts), Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire,
East Anglia, East Midlands, East Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire,
Humberside, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, South
Yorkshire, Staffordshire (parts), Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands
(remainder), and West Yorkshire (remainder).
2012 – Berkshire (remainder), County Durham, Greater London (remainder),
Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Surrey,
Sussex, Teesside, Tyneside.
Cardiff, Newport, Wenvoe, March 2010
Swansea, Kilvey Hill, March 2010 – retrofit
West and central Wales, Blaenplwyf, March 2010
Carmarthenshire, Carmel, April 2010 – retrofit
Rest of Wales, Long Mountain, Moel y Parc, Presely mid-June 2010 –
Anglesey, Llanddona, July 2010 – retrofit
Wales will have switched over to digital and the roll-out of Freeview HD
will be complete by the end of July 2010.
Glasgow, central Scotland, Black Hill, February 2010 – advance network
Shetland, Bressay, May 2010
Orkney, Keelylang Hill, May 2010
Caithness, North Sutherland, Rumster Forest, mid-June 2010
Lewis, Wester Ross, North West Sutherland, Western Isles, Eitshal Skriaig,
Angus, Dundee, Perth, and parts of Fife, Angus, August 2010
Aberdeenshire, Durris, September 2010
Morayshire, Strathspey, and parts of Easter Ross, Knockmore, October 2010
South West Scotland, Caldbeck Scotland, October 2010
Inverness and the Great Glen, Rosemarkie, October 2010
South West Highlands and Islands, Torosay, October 2010
Scottish Borders, Selkirk, November 2010 – retrofit
Then Freeview HD rolls out with the rest of the switchover programme so
that the whole of Scotland is switched over to digital and will be able to
receive Freeview HD by the end of Q2, 2011.
Freeview HD rolls out with the rest of the switchover programme so that the
whole of Northern Ireland is switched over to digital and will be able to
receive Freeview HD by the end of 2012.
Isle of Man, Douglas, October 2010 – retrofit
Channel Islands, Fremont Point, end 2010
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