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What is High Defention Televsion (HDTV)?

High definition television (or HDTV) is basically a digital television broadcasting system with a higher resolution than standard television broadcasts. Picture quality can be up to 5 times clearer than standard television broadcasts (SDTV)

What is Freeview HD?

Freeview is the name for the collection of Free to air services on the Digital Terrestrial Television platform in the UK. The service is jointly run by its five equal shareholders - BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and transmitter operator Arqiva. In 2010 we begin to see a few channels transmitted in the HDTV format.

Firstly BBC, ITV and Channel 4 HD channels will be available along with S4C HD in Wales. Five HD is planned for late 2010.

When will Freeview HD be available?

According to Freeviews website by the 2010 World Cup almost 50% of the UK will be able to get Freeview HD and 98.5% by the end of the digital switchover in 2012

London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Bradford and Birmingham will receive Freeview HD by the end of March 2010.

Manchester, Cardiff and Swansea will receive Freeview HD by March 2010 as they go through digital switchover.

For mor details check the Freeview website

What do I need to receive Freeview HD?

As long as Freeview is available in your area all you need is a Freeview HD receiver and make sure your TV is HD ready. Check our Terrestrial TV section for details


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Great HD info, but what about 3DTV?

Thanks MonkeyMan, some really useful High Def info, I didn't even know Five was going HD!

Do you know anything about this Sky 3DTV thing? I can only find rumors on it!

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Sky 3D

Sky haven't announced an official launch date for Sky 3D as of yet. Although they have stated that it will be ready sometime this year (2010).

The picture quality won't look very good unless you have a suitable 3D ready TV! You will need either a polarising one, or a 120Hz active vision panel TV. I will try and put some more details up about 3D TV later

I have heard that Sony are recording the 2010 World Cup in 3D, so this should be interesting!

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World Cup in 3D!

 

That would be amazing! World cup in 3D!

Let me know when you get the 3D TVs in, think I'll be getting one 

 

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3D TV

Thanks MonkeyMan

I've heard that for a 3D TV you will need several projectors costing over £2000 each to beam a cross breaded video signal to a central position in the room, thus creating the effect of true and un-imaginable 3D.

 

Can you comment on this and also will you be obtaining such equipment in the near future and also can you please give a guide on what price you may be offering?

 

 

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Sky 3D and 3D TV

 

The basic principle of 3D TV is the same as many years ago - you film the same thing from two angles and then merge the two images to create depth.

There will be two 3D TV systems available: ‘Active’ and ‘Passive’ these will show picture in different ways.

An 'active' television will be a lot cheaper, but will require special 'shutter' glasses. The basic idea is that the TV displays the programme in a series of rapidly alternating frames - left eye, right eye, left eye, right eye - changing at such speed that the viewer won't even notice it is happening.

The user then wears a special set of 3D shutter glasses, powered by a battery. These glasses block out one eye, then swap to the other on alternate frames, blinking and synchorinsing with the image displayed on your TV set via a wireless connection on your TV. The glasses will be £50+.

A ‘passive’ technology will be different: A TV will have a special polarising filter in-built. This filter will split the image into the left and right eye components. The picture is then viewed with the cheap type plastic 3D glasses that you find in most cinemas (not the old red and green ones people used in the past)

I think the polarising TV' that employ a ‘passive’ technology will be a lot more expensive (at least 15% - 20% more) I’m sure you will see a ‘3D TV ready’ logo branded pretty soon that will be placed on TV sets?

Any updates on 3D products we sell we listed on the website, or here and on the forum

 

 

 

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RE:Sky 3D and 3D TV

Hi there MonkeyMan

Thank you for your detailed knowledge of the new 3D technology, you seem like an extremely knowledgeable individual!

I am a bit concerned however about these glasses, I was under the impression given from users on another forum, you may know them, eg, "Eagle_Eye_Sniper" & "Run-Ding-a-ling-John" who claim that there will be no need for these glasses? Instead they claim that a new company called "Nitro-Vision ltd" will take the field in wireless interaction TV where a user simply closes one's eyes and HD video is transferred wireless-ly into the users brain as though a dream of such using wireless nodes attached to the users head.

Do you have any information regarding this or have you heard anything similar? I just want to buy the best product there is to impress my friends you see :) 

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3D TV

I think in the meantime it would just be cheaper to take LCD or magic mushrooms and watch TV. I don't think it would impress many of your friends but the savings would be substantial!

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Would that be an LSD TV or an

Would that be an LSD TV or an LCD TV?

Is there anyone else out there who may have some information about "Nitro-Vision" as MonkeyMan seems to have lost the plot with his previous comment.

I actually respected you for a moment there MonkeyMan as you seemed quite intelligent but it figures, you are just like the rest of them, shallow and inadequately connected to the real world! Some would say I am 'Neo' and you are 'Agent Smith', your lack of perception and foresight into the real world is masked by your obsession with LCD and Magic mushrooms  

pffffhhhh  

 

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LSD and LCD TV

LOL thanks for your comments! At least we know the forum is working now!

I will keep you up to date with any products from Nitro-Vision

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Hello again It's been a few

Hello again

It's been a few months and I was just wondering if you have any more information regarding the new Nitro-Vision. 

Your help is always greatly appreciated and I look forward to your reply. 

All the best 

Ben Jones

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