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BBC Red Button redesigned

Freeview BBC teletext service new look (August 2015)

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Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I've always thought it was a bit odd putting the Press Red DOG on screen when people are watching the the news so they can press it... to check up on the news. Wink
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Especially now the multi screen has gone
Write that down in your copybook now.

15 days later

LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Had my first real niggle with Connected Red Button this evening.

Pressed red for the Casualty special, easy enough, then had to scroll to the picture of two characters for the red button feed. The loading of the red button channel was much slower than the old MHEG version.
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
The old red button just takes me to channel 601 for the Casualty special. The, ahem, "improved" red button seems to display the exact same stream (same quality, anyway, and it's in sync with 601) but takes longer (as above) and strips me of any options to pause/rewind/record, etc. And then leaves me with a blank screen when I click close...
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The Connected Red Button service has always pointed to the 601 stream as the prime 'extra' service, it only offers an alternative to that if it's pointing at content that's sporting and in HD via the Sports App.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
You would think for such content where the programme has a start point the "connected" version would take you to an iPlayer version of it so you can watch it from the beginning.

Also not sure if it was a mistake but when browsing yesterday on the old red button the news stories were all in the grey/yellow associated with BBC Sport rather than the red you expect of BBC News.
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
I'm sure I've seen red button extras like this use iPlayer before (as in years ago). That might have been on Freesat though...
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Probably does when it's not on the red button channel.
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Personally I'd prefer at least a 720i IPTV version of the 601 channel. The difference between watching on BBC One HD and the SD Red Button channel is staggering.
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noggin Founding member
Personally I'd prefer at least a 720i IPTV version of the 601 channel.

Do you mean 720p?

There's no such standard as 720i in broadcast video - and it would be unlikely for any streamed service, other than to DVB IPTV boxes, to carry an interlaced (indicated by the "i") signal as deinterlacing is something phones, tablets and computers aren't great at. (Decent deinterlacing takes reasonable amounts of processing)

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