Freeview HD – a trialist tells all

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As you may know, selective trials of HDTV over aerial began in early June, organised by a consortium representing the four terrestrial broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel4, and Five). 450 viewers are using specially adapted HD set-top boxes to see whether HD is a viable option to broadcast to Freeview once the UK’s analogue service has been switched off by 2012.

Over at HDTV UK, they’ve managed to gain an insight into the service, courtesy of one of the people taking part in the trial. Is it a good reception? What’s the quality like? Does the quality differ between broadcasters? And above all, is HD over Freeview proving a success?

All will be revealed if you head over to HDTV UK now.

Dave Walker