TV Catchup HD streaming beta - ITV1 HD, NHK World HD
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TV Catchup HD streaming beta - ITV1 HD, NHK World HD

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Found 16th Apr 2012
TV Catchup (free online freeview channel streaming) have been beta'ing an HD TV service for a couple of months now, but not many seem to have noticed it as the HD channels are right at the bottom of the TV guide. Currently only ITV1 HD and NHK World but still great if you don't have an HD tv service. The quality isn't true

Use between 1-3mb/ps so it may eat your data allowance if you are unfortunate enough to be on a capped plan (check your ISP).

From experience using the service over the years the beta services usually become permanent within a couple of months and further channels are due to be added soon.

Heat to spread the word please!
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not a deal.. but it is good
sunilm

not a deal.. but it is good


No it's not, it's a freebie, hence why I have posted it under "freebies" and not "deals"...
xandercom

not many seem to have noticed it as the HD channels are right at the … not many seem to have noticed it as the HD channels are right at the bottom of the TV guide.

ITV1HD is right next to the standard ITV1 near the top of the page on mine mate. See screen shot below.

http://i.minus.com/jIJOX4fWIhKjt.JPG
You can drag the channel list into any order you like!
See :-p
http://s19.postimage.org/6sdpktvdf/Capture.jpg
Looks identical to itv1 in HQ to me...
Here is a zoomed in screen grab of the same transmission at the same time, one in HQ and the other in the new HD.

Obvious which is which IMHO.

http://s19.postimage.org/4p3ad5vkj/Capture.jpg
xandercom

You can drag the channel list into any order you like!


I haven't touched the order sequence, that's how it loaded.
Precisely. Anyone who has customised their channel line-up in the past will find any new channels are just chucked onto the end.
xandercom

Precisely. Anyone who has customised their channel line-up in the past … Precisely. Anyone who has customised their channel line-up in the past will find any new channels are just chucked onto the end.

Ah, that's not what you said earlier.
xandercom

not many seem to have noticed it as the HD channels are right at the … not many seem to have noticed it as the HD channels are right at the bottom of the TV guide.

I get your point now.

xandercom

Here is a zoomed in screen grab of the same transmission at the same … Here is a zoomed in screen grab of the same transmission at the same time, one in HQ and the other in the new HD.Obvious which is which IMHO.



Is the one on the left in HD, the one on the right HQ?

I honestly struggle to tell the difference...
NHK looks really good but ITV is only very very marginally better
I have used this on iphone for a while which I found great. At home I have Virgin 20mb connections and found ITV HD buffers alot certainly when watching the Champions Leage the other week.
Will this work on a tablet?
would depend on your tablet. Needs flash and a decent processor if you want to run HD content.
xandercom

would depend on your tablet. Needs flash and a decent processor if you … would depend on your tablet. Needs flash and a decent processor if you want to run HD content.



It doesnt need flash, it works on my iphone :o) Its quicktime i think
Also more to the point it depends whether the show your watching is HD otherwise it won't look much different. Dunno if they indicate that as the Sky planner does?
iPhone has a specific shortlink iphone.tvcatchup.com which does not support HD content, and is accessable via apps. Same goes for ipad and droid. Currently HD streaming is only available on the regular desktop PC versions, however if you have a fast enough tablet that supports flash you can use it to access the regular desktop site.

You can not access the HD content without flash.
afc1903

Also more to the point it depends whether the show your watching is HD … Also more to the point it depends whether the show your watching is HD otherwise it won't look much different. Dunno if they indicate that as the Sky planner does?



"Which of ITV1’s key shows will be filmed in HD?
Upcoming highlights on ITV1 HD will include the UEFA Champions League and The FA Cup. HD dramas include Identity, Downton Abbey and Whitechapel II. In factual programming there’s the chance to see the brand new Survival with Ray Mears in pure HD. And, for HD entertainment there’s 71 Degrees North and The X Factor."

itv.com/itv…hd/
I can't get the grid up. Mine has a list of channels on the left hand side and doesn't have hd channels at all?
GingerDi

I can't get the grid up. Mine has a list of channels on the left hand … I can't get the grid up. Mine has a list of channels on the left hand side and doesn't have hd channels at all?



The internet: You're not doing it right.
How come I have no itv +1 or itv hd on mine?

Scroll down, as has been discussed on this thread already.

Johnnymcd

How come I have no itv +1 or itv hd on mine?

wow this is awesome they have NHK World HD on mine
xandercom

Scroll down, as has been discussed on this thread already.



Spoted itv +1 but no itv hd
Johnnymcd

Spoted itv +1 but no itv hd



..keep going.. to the bottom of the page...
there you go.
xandercom

..keep going.. to the bottom of the page...there you go.



Was going in via app. No itv hd, going in via the web page though and got it

Probably should've read the thread poroperly
Bingo.
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