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HDTV: London trials, apply now!

Friday, April 07, 2006
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High definition television in the UK is on its way.

The BBC will be launching a HD satellite/cable trial from mid 2006.

If you've just got Freeview but you have an HD-ready television and live in London, then, you lucky sod, you can apply to take part in a technical trial which the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and five are going to conduct to see how HD works with Freeview, with a set top box that they'll supply. The trial will include all of the BBC and ITV's live World Cup matches.

They only want a few hundred volunteers so get your blow in quick! (Sadly my TV isn't HD-ready or I'd be applying like a shot like I did for the BBC iMP trial.)

(Via the BBC)

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4 Comment(s):

This sounds very interesting. Especially given sky's hefty IMHO subscription fees. Shame I live outside London!

(By John, at Saturday, April 08, 2006 1:03:00 AM)  Edit Comment

Yes, shame John! Do you have a HDTV-ready TV then?

(By Improbulus, at Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:36:00 PM)  Edit Comment

Yes, I do.

(By John, at Wednesday, April 19, 2006 4:43:00 PM)  Edit Comment

Well let's hope they roll it out to where you are soon then!

(By Improbulus, at Friday, April 28, 2006 8:47:00 PM)  Edit Comment

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