[linux-dvb] BBC HD on Freesat?

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Sat May 17 23:51:43 CEST 2008


Hi Tim,

Am Samstag, den 17.05.2008, 11:22 +0100 schrieb Tim Hewett:
> Hermann,
> 
> You can see the BBC HD schedule via bbc.co.uk and radiotimes.com  
> amongst others, though there is a possibility that those outside the  
> UK cannot access these sites (I am in the UK so cannot tell).
> 
> Tim.
> 

we can access http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd

Great!

This is what I was looking for and did not find anywhere else in Europe.

Good old BBC, we are in the footprint and for the first time I can see a
reason to spend some money, since we have already a cable-tv
subscription and DVB-T.

Thanks,
Hermann


> On 17 May 2008, at 04:09, hermann pitton wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > Am Samstag, den 17.05.2008, 00:40 +0100 schrieb Tim Hewett:
> >> Try this using VLC:
> >>
> >> vlc dvb:// :dvb-adapter=<YOUR_CARD_NO> :dvb-frequency=10847000 :dvb-
> >> srate=22000000 :programs=6940
> >>
> >> You might have to select the program manually but this should setup
> >> the tuner ok for you. It is on a DVB-S transponder, not DVB-S2, so  
> >> any
> >> budget hardware should be fine.
> >>
> >> I overclock my 2GHz AMD64 X2 to 2.4GHz to watch it smoothly, also try
> >> selecting "Bob" as the de-interlacing option to avoid the jagged  
> >> edges
> >> when the camera pans.
> >>
> >> I've not managed to get VLC to play ITV HD yet as it is a non- 
> >> standard
> >> broadcast, but it is displayed using DVBViewer under Windows if you
> >> adjust some of the settings for the channel (force it to H.264,  
> >> mainly).
> >>
> >> The only "special" thing about Freesat is the EPG and interactive
> >> services. All the channels (except ITV HD) can be viewed using any  
> >> FTA
> >> receiver. Some have found ways to get some FTA HD receivers to  
> >> display
> >> ITV HD, see some of the threads at Digital Spy.
> >>
> >> HTH,
> >>
> >> Tim.
> >
> > hmm, what is interesting on BBC HD currently, that you can't get
> > anywhere else as well? EPG sucks on all DVB-S stuff.
> >
> > But which content is new there?
> >
> > I assume nothing for now. I doubt anything is worth to move the dish  
> > for
> > it.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Hermann
> >
> >>
> >>> Hi all, I'm interested in watching BBC HD broadcasts from the new
> >>> freesat service. However there seems to be conflicting reports about
> >>> what hardware this is possible with.  In particular there is comment
> >>> here from the freesat people that seems to imply that they will use
> >>> some sort access restrictions: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/techdigest/20080423/ttc-opinion-freesat-confusion-and-secrec-e870a33.html
> >>> "would like to clarify that the Hauppauge free-to-air USB2
> >>> satellite tuner is not a freesat licensed product and as such will
> >>> not receive freesat services. freesat licensed products can be
> >>> identified by the freesat logo and are subject to a stringent test
> >>> and conformance regime." So... 1) does anyone know if the freesat
> >>> broadcasts are encrypted or real free to air? 2) Is anyone
> >>> successfully watching freesat including the BBC HD broadcasts under
> >>> linux? 3) And if so what hardware are you using? (I'm particularly
> >>> interested in USB attached hardware as I have no room in my media
> >>> centre case for a tuner card :D, but maybe I will have to buy a new
> >>> case!) Cheers, Steve.
> >>
> >
> >
> 




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