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Noticed that a few BBC programmes that are normally broadcast in HD are being shown only in SD - eg, the new season of Silent Witness  Angry

Anyone know why?

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

6th.replicant wrote:

Noticed that a few BBC programmes that are normally broadcast in HD are being shown only in SD - eg, the new season of Silent Witness  Angry

Anyone know why?

 

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

Not a programme I particulary watch but it's listed as being in HD on both my freesat guide and on the BBC website.(and I don't just mean that it's listed on the HD channel guide itself).

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

A number of flagship programmes in sd. Yet rubbish & minority progs get hd. Would be nice to get an answer and wake em up

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

It's no better with iPlayer either. I realise there's probably a bandwidth/storage issue when considering the number of programmes to offer on iPlayer HD, but honestly, who decides what to offer? Today's offerings include Spies of Warsaw and Borgen (a Danish political programme) yet the one thing I just might have been interested in watching HD - Orbit: Earth's Extrordinary Journey - is 'not available'  ohhh sure

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

I don't watch Silent Witness, so no idea if it was HD or not, but as Sizzers mentions it's certainly listed as being available in HD.

As for iplayer, it's often down to the producers/rights as to whether programmes can be broadcast in HD or at all, and on what platform programmes are made available (iplayer content varies depending on the platform you use to access it)

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

Curious. On 'my' iPlayer, Spies of Warsaw (quite good IMVHO, but pace-wise the editing is inept) is in SD; Silent Witness: Change - Part 1 is SD-only, yet Part 2 now has an HD option, which it didn't have at 11:55 last night  puzzled

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RE: BBC HD programmes now SD-only??

Just checked iPlayer via my Roku, and Silent Witness: Change parts 1 and 2 are both available in HD on that.

EDIT - As is Spies of Warsaw.

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