alanh, on Apr 4 2010, 10:03 PM, said:
This was from an investigation into how to introduce DVB-T2/MPEG-4 or MPEG-4 on our existing system as part of the digital dividend. So the forseable future is likely to start in 2014 because of all of the money which can be made by selling the vacated channels to the phone/Wifi industry.
You have that a bit twisted, not that this should be suprise to anyone. RF space restacking is a completely separate issue and does not involve replacement of any receivers. At least you now appear admit (not directly of course) that there must be something to the well published 'not for the foreseeable future' quote.
You also fail to mention the possibility of 'teaser' transmissions in MPEG-4 prior to this date.
'not for the foreseeable future. At least until after analogue switch off'. What part do you not understand?
None of this matches your philosophy of no change.
More alanh flim flam, which is nothing less than is expected.
... and now for some facts.
is what the Australian government is telling the general public when it comes to digital television. Not a mention of Freeview, not a mention of MPEG-4 AVC, not a mention of DVB-T2. Examine the government's digital ready web site
. Not a mention of Freeview, MPEG-4 AVC nor DVB-T2 there either.
What can be gleaned from this? On the basis that the government is not advising people to purchase MPEG-4 AVC / DVB-T2 capable receivers, any receiver sold to date and on sale now will be able to receive all programming for some time yet.
Even if one wishes to 'future proof' and obtain a MPEG-4 AVC capable receiver there is no compulsion to buy a Freeview branded receiver. Purchasing a 'freeview' branded receiver is the advice that alanh has issued time and time again. Bear in mind that if you do spend the extra cash today and purchase an MPEG-4 AVC capable receiver you may well find that you are going to replace the set due to age or feature creep before MPEG-4 AVC is transmitted in this country for general viewing. If you have existing MPEG-2 only equipment there is no need to rush out and replace it.
Of course, the above paragraph is just my opinion, not a 'fact' but since 'facts' are so lacking from many of these MPEG-4 AVC style threads that shouldn't matter.
Edited by DrP, 05 April 2010 - 07:47 AM.