I appear to be getting French HD channels with a DVB-T card

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kennyken

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I appear to be getting French HD channels with a DVB-T card

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Post by kennyken » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:37 pm

I appear to be getting French HD channels with a DVB-T card ?

As the title suggests I was very surprised when I had to install Media Center again due to one one of the usual silly Windows 10 build updates which as we know stops MC from functioning...

Anyway I setup Media Center again and sometimes I pick up half a dozen channels from France because I'm on the East Coast of the UK.

So when I scanned for channels I got twenty off channels from France most of which function and some appear to be in High Definition or 720 / 1080i quality ?

I'm totally baffled because I cannot get UK digital HD Freeview channels because I require DVB-T2 and I have an old Terratec Cinergy 2400i which does not do HD or so I thought ?

So what is going on here ? Does France have DVB-T that supports higher quality channels ? I'm baffled ? :lol:

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Post by holidayboy » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Hi.

Parts of mainland Europe do indeed use DVB-T for HD broadcasts.

Here in the UK we can only receive HD using a DVB-T2 tuner.


Edit: or DVB-S2 for satellite of course!

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