Well, it may only be two of us so far - but I have just submitted my complaint too, will be interested to see the responce.
Hopefully more will read this post and submit a complaint too.
Your right - its just not the same which is such a shame.
Thanks to the poster above for the link.
i think you need to check your settings i watched it and it was in 1080i and d.d.5.1
The Friday one this week is indeed 5.1 but the Tuesday (live) one is in stereo for two weeks now.
I think the first week's Friday one was stereo.
AlmaataKZ wrote: I am not so bothered about 1080i or 1080p - both are excellent (if anything, I think 1080i is better on motion)
How can 1080i be better than 1080p, on motion or anything else? Is this when the original footage is shot in 1080i and converted? I am a bit dim, so feel free to point out the error of my ways
My impression was (and it is only an impression, I have not done any focused comparisons) is that when the broadcast is 1080p, on my Humax HD FOX T2, there is more judder in motion scenes than when the broadcast is 1080i. The judder mostly happens at the sides or bottom of the screen on detailed scenes when the overall picture pans or when there an object (e.g. a bird) moves quickly against a detailed background.
My theory is that with limited bitrate available for the broadcast the data compression is heavier on 1080p than on 1080i and maybe 1080p maxes out the bit rate sometimes or it maybe just my Humax not coping with higher bit rates.
So, on programmes with lots of detailed scenes I prefer 1080i picture and 5.1 DD sound. 'Later' and similar are probablay OK with 1080p as the scenes are not so detailed, e.g. lots of dark background.
Reply from the BBC:
Thanks for contacting us regarding BBC HD's 'Later Live... with Jools Holland'.
I understand you're unhappy that this programme is being broadcast in 'stereo sound'.
The live programme has been stereo for some time now, however the non-live programme is and will continue to be surround.
This is a decision of the programme makers.
However, we will happily pass on your concerns to the programme production team.
Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.