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whoiam989885 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World News
I think there should be a global standard for such kit, so the customers can update their TVs to the latest standard without having to buy a new set, regardless of manufacturers.


I think that the market for that is kind of covered by third party set top boxes like Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV stick, Roku Streaming Stick etc. - you replace those rather than your TV if you want to upgrade your online connectivity ? Or do you mean a way of replacing MHEG5 with HbbTV in the field ? I doubt that kind of thing will happen - as the timescales for those kind of upgrades are once every 10 years or more - which is 'replacement TV' territory.


I meant an idea about updating, for example, a DVB-T TV to the latest DVB-T2 standard with an easy implementation of a kit on the back of a TV set, so the customers don't have to buy a new TV or set-top box.
Markymark7,092 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I think there should be a global standard for such kit, so the customers can update their TVs to the latest standard without having to buy a new set, regardless of manufacturers.


I think that the market for that is kind of covered by third party set top boxes like Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV stick, Roku Streaming Stick etc. - you replace those rather than your TV if you want to upgrade your online connectivity ? Or do you mean a way of replacing MHEG5 with HbbTV in the field ? I doubt that kind of thing will happen - as the timescales for those kind of upgrades are once every 10 years or more - which is 'replacement TV' territory.


I meant an idea about updating, for example, a DVB-T TV to the latest DVB-T2 standard with an easy implementation of a kit on the back of a TV set, so the customers don't have to buy a new TV or set-top box.


You can't bolt anything onto a TV to turn it from T1 to T2, the only solution is a T2 set top box, plugged into the Scart or HDMI socket
Brekkie32,017 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Virgin have begun ditching a few SD simulcasts - slowly but surely we might be moving in the right direction.

Taking this back on topic what is the situation with BBC text on cable - is it now the "connected" version by default. Also is the connected version available on SkyQ - I know on Sky+ only the text version was available.
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