[mythtv-users] BBC HD mux switching to DVBS2

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 10:10:50 UTC 2011

Are there any decent[1] DVB-S2 USB devices available in the UK?


1. Good chance of working with Linux.


On 3 Jun 2011, at 10:48, Andre <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk> wrote:

> It's been covered on loads of the boards & news sites but just in case someone here didn't know:
> The UK BBC mux used for BBC One HD, BBC HD and ITV HD is switching modulation to DVBS2 on the 6th April.
> Bad news for anyone receiving HD on a DVBS card, there will only be ITV HD variants and NHK World HD receivable with DVBS cards after the 6th.
> Whether this will mean greater capacity for an additional channel or better quality for existing ones remains to be seen. It has been said that this co-incides with Freeview HD's coverage review, which may permit the full 40.5Mb/s to be used for quality improvements to Freeview HD, with a politically correct improvement on Freesat to match? 
> Andre
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