Tuesday, March 13, 2007

And the winner is


Been spending the last few days watching HD pictures in darkened rooms with the (only) three HD compatible receivers on the European market. There is a clear winner - the Topfield model. The BBC HD channel is superb, especially when they show some of the excerpts from Planet Earth. The menu structure of the competition is really confusing - looks like an engineering alpha has been let onto the public. The Topfield has a USB port so you can upgrade the device by plugging in a USB stick with a new version of the firmware. Clever.

The BBC is looking at ways to save around 2 billion pounds because the licence agreement was lower than they hoped. Well they should make the investment in making programmes in HD - I guess they may delay the switch to HD for newsgather and for the TV regions.
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