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Old 05-07-2013, 08:15
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In order to transmit the side-by-side picture needed for 3D, some resolution is lost anyway. So currently HD will always look sharper than 3D.

Anyway, it looks like when the 2-year trial of 3D comes to an end this year, the BBC will put it on a 3-yr hiatus (due to lack of public appetite)

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...for-technology
It seemed to me that the "BBC HD" 3D stuff from last year was sharper, though that was a while ago now and maybe I'm misremembering.

Can't say I'll miss it much when it goes.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:36
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3D Broadcast + Passive 3DTV = 960x540 effective
3D Broadcast + Active 3DTV = 960x1080 effective
3D BD + Passive 3DTV = 1920x540 effective
3D BD + Active 3DTV = 1920x1080
I'm pretty sure the passive 3d has now been sorted and is the same as active. FWIW

Anyway, it looks like when the 2-year trial of 3D comes to an end this year, the BBC will put it on a 3-yr hiatus (due to lack of public appetite)

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...for-technology
I can believe that. Apart from the viewing angle, the only good thing about 3d for me yesterday was the graphics.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:30
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Slight change. 'BBC RB 302' has today been re-named to '302'
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:54
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See the changelog - this happened yesterday. BBC RB 302 was deleted from ARQA. The 308 placeholder has been renumbered back to 302 on the BBCA mux.

Tomee - you just posted to the changelog repeating my info from two posts above. Could you *please* read the changelog before posting? No doubt we'll now get a discussion on there (sigh) because you've repeated the info - unless people manage to restrain themselves.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:17
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Slight change. 'BBC RB 302' has today been re-named to '302'
Thank you Ian Cleverly for posting this information.
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Old 25-07-2013, 06:56
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I see Prince George has his story in a special section on the News pages at the mo'.
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Old 16-09-2013, 23:08
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Anyone know if the 303 HD stream is closing soon or are they keeping it running
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Old 16-09-2013, 23:39
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Anyone know if the 303 HD stream is closing soon or are they keeping it running
Earlier this year, the BBC Reception website stated that it would end on the 9th September. All such references on the site were removed a while back. Since then, there's been the announcement about BBC Three HD launching using the current BBC RB HD bandwidth.

Might as well keep 303 BBC RB HD running until BBC Three HD/CBBC HD are ready to launch. I assume 303 BBC RB HD will be the home of Dr Who 3D in November?
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:06
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BBC Red Button Help Page 998 still mentions LCN 303
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Old 18-10-2013, 09:48
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BBC Red Button Help Page 998 still mentions LCN 303
Well it is still there and still broadcasting the out-of-date promo loop. There's some Moto GP in the upcoming schedule, haven't looked in detail. Likely to stay until 23rd November and probably a few days beyond.
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Old 19-10-2013, 09:26
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Thanking you kindly!
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Old 23-10-2013, 08:45
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BBC Trust consultation on the review for News and Current Affairs, including coverage on BBC Red Button Digital Text
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Old 30-10-2013, 16:39
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There's an odd problem with Red Button text.

When changing between sections, while the text changes immediately, but the colour scheme and graphic title take about 10 seconds before they are updated.

Plus CBeebies Red Button is not accessible, and channel changing functions seem to be broken.

Is this UK wide?
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Old 31-10-2013, 10:22
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It's back to normal now
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Old 01-11-2013, 16:16
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Had the same thing happening in Yorkshire when I was visiting earlier this week. Glad it's back to business as usual.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:30
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Charts and playlists are updating nicely on Radio 1's Red Button Service, that is, on LCN 700, and the Asian Network Download Charts on LCN 709.

1Xtra no longer hosts Charts pages on Red Button on LCN 701.
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Old 21-11-2013, 18:09
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Only it does again!

Page 998 on BBC SD has news on how to watch The Day of The Doctor this Saturday in HD on Freeview - and on Youview.

Please remember, use http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20039682 to contact the team on Digital Text Matters and post on the http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/tags/Red_button blogs for the wider BBC Audience to see your views
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Old 21-11-2013, 21:46
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Page 998 on BBC SD has news on how to watch The Day of The Doctor this Saturday in HD on Freeview - and on Youview.
What's the problem? Youview isn't Freeview. It doesn't even comply to Freeview standards.
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Old 22-11-2013, 08:22
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Never said there was a problem, two differnt paragraphs in my post.
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Old 22-11-2013, 11:16
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Never said there was a problem, two differnt paragraphs in my post.
Ah, didn't quite connect the dots there with your previous. My bad.
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Old 23-11-2013, 08:51
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Goodbyee to BBC Red Button HD after this weekend: Alix Pryde explains http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/abouttheb...next-dimension
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Old 23-11-2013, 19:23
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BBC HD 3D Testcard now on 303 - perhaps for the last time ever!
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Old 24-11-2013, 07:45
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And bizarrely, after Doctor Who finished they switched back to the now very out-of-date Red Button HD promo.
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Old 24-11-2013, 09:27
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And bizarrely, after Doctor Who finished they switched back to the now very out-of-date Red Button HD promo.
Well, either that, a blank screen, a caption card or spend money on a new promo loop that is only going to be in use for a few weeks.
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Old 24-11-2013, 17:25
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Just a static caption would be better than something that talks about "new for this summer"

Edit: Having said that, it's now broadcasting Formula 1, so maybe not quite static caption time yet.
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