Product Type: BBC TV channels
Newest Review: ... image quality for HD broadcasts is not perfect, it's certainly a lot better than BBC HD. NHK terrestrial broadcasts around 12-16 mb/secon... more
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Member Name: ChristinaFeilden
Advantages: Great for telling extra details, Great for watching sports
Disadvantages: Expensive costs of the reciever
This Channel is free to air, new High Definition BBC channel. On Freesat where it is currently available it is on channel 108.
The broadcasts can vary as to what is specifically on them - such as repeats, children programs or what BBC 1 or BBB 2 is showing in high definition. Subtitles are also available on the High Definition channel for shows that are subtitled.
What is High Definition?
This is when the program is basically more focused, with more detail given to other points. High Definition I personally find cannot really be seen on drama programs, during blind testing it is hard to tell the difference. However, it really does show if you are into watching sport, you can for example see that the crowd is made up of people, and footballers are kicking the ball - but ultimatly is this that important?
High Definition BBC channel is available with a High Definition reciever, which can be quite expensive - often meaning that you pay more for perhaps a slightly better quality image.
Summary: If you watch alot of sport go for it, if not buy a standard reciever.