Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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.