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    BBC HD on iplayer

    When the BBC announced BBC HD would be on iplayer I thought great free HD programmes, no need for a dish etc.

    But look at the programmes available -

    Yesterday - Last of the Summer Wine
    Today - Doctors

    Over 2 days, 2 programmes both rubbish.

    Thanks for nothing BBC!

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    Doctors in HD? My mum wont be able to contain herself

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    Based on how utterly pathetic the BBC's HD rollout has been on it's HD TV Channel - you'll be lucky to get any programs at all on the iplayer!

    Frankly the iPlayer aint anywhere near HD either. If your expecting a replacement for getting Freesat HD - you're gonna be dissapointed. Just becasue it says "HD" doesn't mean it is 1900x1080!

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    They are barely dvd res!

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    I thought the res was 720p however I'm sure the bitrate will be the problem. I tried it out with Robin Hood and it did look better than upscaled freeview. Now to get some decent content. I though HD had a specific meaning ie 720p or better or is it now a marketing term?

    The BBC are keeping all their valuable HD content such as Planet Earth so they can flog it on Blu-Ray.
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    You would hope if they are advertising it as HD it would be at least 720p, but then some youtube videos are now in 'HD' which just means 'slightly better than the terrible standard quality'

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    You would hope if they are advertising it as HD it would be at least 720p,
    The proper streams are 1280x720.

    but then some youtube videos are now in 'HD' which just means 'slightly better than the terrible standard quality'
    Actually they are marked "HQ" (high quality, presumably).

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    I though HD had a specific meaning ie 720p or better or is it now a marketing term?
    In theory, HD is a family of standards - 720p, 720i, 1080p, and 1080i - but in practice it's often subject to the usual problem of hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    In theory, HD is a family of standards - 720p, 720i, 1080p, and 1080i - but in practice it's often subject to the usual problem of hype.
    I don't think 720i is considered HD

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720i[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    I don't think 720i is considered HD
    I believe the 1080{i,p} standards are sometimes called "Full HD", but yes - this just goes to show the confusion surrounding the name.



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