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Old 31-10-2013, 19:44
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The 10th December date has been "out there" for quite a few weeks now. "by mid-December" is the result of the soundings I've conducted (and it would be inappropriate of people to leak precise dates prior to an official announcement) - but is hardly a surprise and the expected timing has been worked out by people here on the forum for a while.

As Owen stated earlier, the moment BBC RB HD's coverage of Dr Who 3D is finished, there's nothing to stop at least test transmissions commencing before an official launch, which no doubt will be linked to the launch of COM7, which is also due by the same time (after mid-December, the platform is on Xmas/New Year lockdown).

You all need to be on Alix Pryde Watch in the meantime, with full details of the HD roll-out expected in the public domain by mid-November via the Digital UK/Freeview coverage checker.
Alix Pryde is the Director of BBC Distribution, who blogs the latest developments affecting the distribution of BBC services, e.g.: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/abouttheb...million-people
Thanks a516 thats great.
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Old 31-10-2013, 20:26
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I'm sure it's been mentioned a few times already on this thread (and the one in the broadcasting forum): they are to launch on a new multiplex that is being rolled out over the next year. It's currently testing at Crystal Palace, but there are no placeholders.
Would you like to correct your post?
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Old 02-11-2013, 21:28
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Im sure that Ive seen a date of 10th Dec somewhere. a516's site is saying that it will be mid Dec which fits
If it's going to be around this time, then the Beeb will most likely use the launch of the Christmas schedule as the switch-on date. Also no doubt flagged up on The One Show by Alex & Matt.
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Old 05-11-2013, 23:55
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Well I doubt Channel 5 HD will appear on freeview any time soon, on sky the HD version now requires the HD sub.
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Old 06-11-2013, 15:30
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What has happened to DS formatting? I'm getting just the text and none of the graphic images, which makes DS look like a 1990s timewarp but harder to read because it's designed for graphics.
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Old 08-11-2013, 17:13
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What has happened to DS formatting? I'm getting just the text and none of the graphic images, which makes DS look like a 1990s timewarp but harder to read because it's designed for graphics.
That usually happens if you have a slow connection. Try rebooting your modem or router or rebooting your PC.

If it shows only test in the old fashioned way, it often means your computer or system needs a reboot as it cannot pass enough data through.

Hope that helps. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 08-11-2013, 17:49
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That usually happens if you have a slow connection. Try rebooting your modem or router or rebooting your PC.

If it shows only test in the old fashioned way, it often means your computer or system needs a reboot as it cannot pass enough data through.

Hope that helps. Let us know how you get on.
I'm on a fast leased line at work, and all other web sites are working fine. Bandwidth is not the problem. Even if I right click and try to forcible display images, they don't dispay. I just get a red cross where every image is, as if they are all broken links.
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Old 08-11-2013, 17:54
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OK - but that is what happens with me if RAM memory is low or the modem needs a reboot.
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Old 08-11-2013, 18:07
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OK - but that is what happens with me if RAM memory is low or the modem needs a reboot.
I have 2.5GB free RAM. The "modem" is in our machine room and is only accessible to our IT department, and it really isn't the problem.

I am using IE8, does DS still support that? We use Windows XP and policy forces us to use IE, so IE8 is the latest browser I can use.
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Old 08-11-2013, 20:24
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I have 2.5GB free RAM. The "modem" is in our machine room and is only accessible to our IT department, and it really isn't the problem.

I am using IE8, does DS still support that? We use Windows XP and policy forces us to use IE, so IE8 is the latest browser I can use.
I will say that I've started getting the same problem at work, and it appears the stylesheets are getting blocked, so that's likely your problem (we use an external filtered proxy, your company is probably using the same one). The site still works, so unless you want to kick up a fuss with your IT department, I suggest to put up with it.

However, this is of no relevance to this topic or forum, please can you take it to General if you want to discuss it further.
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Old 23-11-2013, 12:44
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Latest http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/tags/HD from 22 November 2013 the regeneration of the BBC Red Button HD channel.
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Old 23-11-2013, 13:47
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Latest http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/tags/HD from 22 November 2013 the regeneration of the BBC Red Button HD channel.
I was under the impression that BBC 3 HD and CBeebie HD would launch in the early part of December though I never heard this come from the horse痴 mouth but going by Alix Pryde statement it sounds like in the New Year...

的知 sure you池e keen to know when the launch will be but I知 afraid you値l have to wait a little longer to find out. I値l post again with an update towards the end of the year. However, in the meantime, I can let you know that the capacity vacated by BBC Red Button HD will be used to broadcast BBC News HD on satellite and BBC Three HD and CBBC HD on Freeview HD/Youview.

...or does she mean by 杜eantime the week after next?
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Old 23-11-2013, 15:00
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I would say the latter.
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Old 23-11-2013, 15:44
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I would say the latter.
As it's been mooted that BBC Four HD will up and running before Borgen finishes, I'd agree. The last two episodes are three weeks tonight.
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Old 23-11-2013, 18:07
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As it's been mooted that BBC Four HD will up and running before Borgen finishes, I'd agree. The last two episodes are three weeks tonight.
I'd plump for 10th December, the day the second batch of COM7 transmitters go live.

Which ties in with what you reckon.
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Old 25-11-2013, 21:33
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Why have they still not announced the exact launch dates?

Surely they must know by now.
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Old 25-11-2013, 23:33
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Surely they must know by now.
It is fairly well-established that nowhere near everything that is known is announced.
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Old 25-11-2013, 23:54
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Alix Pryde said in a comment on her blog post this morning that:

' the Red Button HD slot becomes those new services eventually, not immediately. There is still technical and commercial work to do ahead of launching the new services. We're working as fast as we can and we'll confirm timings as soon as we are in a position to do so'.

So there could be good reason why a date hasn't been announced just yet.
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Old 26-11-2013, 09:28
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The reason being the one Alix has given: there is work to be done and in the interests of accuracy, there was not much point in putting a due date that might not be achieved in her post on 22nd.

Good to see that page 9990's 'Using ... ' has been trimmed for page length a little.

Page 998 will be updated in due course, I am sure.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:57
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The PMT, video and audio PIDs that were still in use on BBCB by the former LCN303 red button have been removed this morning. This may be to make way for the imminent arrival of a test BBC3/CBBC HD feed. I'll post again if anything appears.
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Old 03-12-2013, 13:15
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No mention of when the new BBC HD channels go live in the Radio Times as yet. This includes all issues up to Dec 20th
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Old 03-12-2013, 13:29
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No mention of when the new BBC HD channels go live in the Radio Times as yet. This includes all issues up to Dec 20th
According to the Freeview EPG, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC 3 and BBC4 HD all start on Tuesday 10th December. I'm sorry if this has all been posted already, but the forums are so hard to use now.
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Old 03-12-2013, 13:47
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According to the Freeview EPG, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC 3 and BBC4 HD all start on Tuesday 10th December. I'm sorry if this has all been posted already, but the forums are so hard to use now.
I think that's new kasg. I can see the following times for start of HD programming on 10th:

73 CBBC HD - 7am
74 CBeebies HD - 6am
105 BBC THREE HD - 7pm
106 BBC FOUR HD - 7pm
107 BBC NEWS HD - 8:30am

SD equivalents on Freeview also showing the "also in HD" links with appropriate CRIDs. No sign of "Also in HD" yet in the Sky EPG.
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Old 03-12-2013, 14:06
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Old 03-12-2013, 14:22
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You can use an easier version if you click here

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/?styleid=54

(copy and paste)!!
Then you can use it far more eaily. Easier to read etc. That one is meant for mobiles, but if you are partially sighted this version should make it easer.


Note that only thread titles appear. Click to open thread at page one, then the double arrow takes you to the end and the single arrow goes one page at a time.

To see latest post, open threads and click double arrow on the right if multiple page thread. If one page, just click on thread title.

Hope that helps anyone.
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