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VMPhil8,747 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
BBC One HD has been around for seven years now, hard to believe, and it appears we are not any closer to the introduction of regional news on the service.

So, how do you deal with this occasional annoyance? Do you

-Switch to SD for the news and back to HD as soon as it ends
-Stay on SD and put up with softer picture quality
-Stay on HD and put up with no regional news
-Moan at me for starting a thread on such a trivial problem, preferably followed by the rolling eyes emoticon

For those of you on certain Freeview sets/boxes with the ability to change channel numbers i.e. putting the HD channels in place of the SD ones, do you put BBC One HD on 1 and SD on 101? Or do you leave SD on 101 to avoid other household members asking where the regional news has gone?
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MetalGearRex1,498 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I sometimes watch BBC London News, and normally will go to the SD version as soon as the weather segment of the BBC News begins.

Otherwise, leave it on HD. The lack of HD Local News is annoying, but the BBC just doesn’t have the money to completely get all of its local outlets to HD.

And personally, I don’t get bothered by it that much!
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AlexEdohHD13637 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
BBC One HD has been around for seven years now, hard to believe, and it appears we are not any closer to the introduction of regional news on the service.

So, how do you deal with this occasional annoyance? Do you

-Switch to SD for the news and back to HD as soon as it ends
-Stay on SD and put up with softer picture quality
-Stay on HD and put up with no regional news
-Moan at me for starting a thread on such a trivial problem, preferably followed by the rolling eyes emoticon

For those of you on certain Freeview sets/boxes with the ability to change channel numbers i.e. putting the HD channels in place of the SD ones, do you put BBC One HD on 1 and SD on 101? Or do you leave SD on 101 to avoid other household members asking where the regional news has gone?

I switch to SD for regional news (sometimes for national news) and then back to HD after the news finishes.
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London Lite9,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I no longer watch the regional news live. If I haven't recorded the bulletin to my PVR, I catch-up on bulletins on iPlayer or in the case of ITV's regional bulletins, don't bother as they rarely post them on the website and they're not on the ITV Hub.
DJGM2,646 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today

ITV 17:00 for The Chase, and pretty much stay with ITV until 18:58.

SD, let me guess?


All 5 main HD terrestrial channels are programmed into channel numbers 1-5 on our main TV. The SD versions are randomly strewn across the rest of the EPG. So to add to VMPhil's comment, yeah, we watch Granada Reports in HD.
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UBox757 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The same question can be proposed for some of the ITV regions which are also still SD. It is strange that ITV haven't gone HD since they have the funds for upgrades as opposed to BBC which have an obvious lack of funding and reason for such an upgrade in the eyes of many. I know a lot of people who say they can't see the difference between HD and SD (my Grandma for example) which seems a stupid claim to me but is a one I hear from people who aren't like us.

Going back to VMPhil's question - I would normally go for ITV and switch between SD and HD. My parents however like to watch the both regional bulletins (yeah, I'm not sure either) again on SD.
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