[linux-dvb] BBC Freesat in the UK and DVB-S2

P. van Gaans w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net
Sun Nov 4 02:03:14 CET 2007

On 11/03/2007 09:33 PM, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2007, at 20:18, P. van Gaans wrote:
>> BBC/ITV Freesat is DVB-S. BBC HD is also still available in DVB-S, but
>> it's possible BBC HD will move to a DVB-S2 transponder in the future.
>> It's hard to say if (or more likely: when) that will happen. BBC HD is
>> h.264.
>> Channel 4 and Five are still encrypted in Videoguard. Channel 4 will
>> most likely go FTA soon, the future of Five is unclear. I think it's
>> best to pick up those channels from DVB-T for now.
> Do you know if the bitrate for similar channels on Freesat is higher 
> than it is on Freeview?
> --Torgeir Veimo
> torgeir at pobox.com

Let's see if I can compare them.. The closest UK DVB-T transmitter is 
located in London, Crystal Palace, just over 300 kilometers away from my 

That's going to be a problem.


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