HDTV specs

Owen Smith owen.smith at cantab.net
Sun Mar 8 06:36:30 PDT 2015

Yes, 1280 x 720 is normal for iPlayer "HD" and they only include stereo sound even if the original broadcast had 5.1 sound. BBC channels broadcast in HD over DVB-T2 look much better, and sometimes have 5.1 sound which I use.

I play all this stuff on my TV, get_iplayer downloads play fine on my Humax HDR Fox T2 PVR. I find watching on a PC a poorer experience for either iPlayer HD downloads or DVB-T2 broadcasts (I can extract them from my PVR).
Owen Smith <owen.smith at cantab.net>
Cambridge, UK

On 8 Mar 2015, at 13:04, Jim Lesurf <web at audiomisc.co.uk> wrote:

> Is 1280 x 720 the norm for the hdtv best-quality? I can't tell as I only
> have one example which doesn't give me a chance to do any stats at all!
> Plan to mainly remain interested in audio, but am curious about how hdtv
> via gip and FF compare with via DVB-T2.

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