Your favorite TV-Shows?

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Fox showed the 2nd HD episode. The Intro had another variant as usual. It was a nice intro. The HDTV didn't fall down this time. The episode was both 16:9 and 4:3. The 4:3 parts were parts from older non HD episodes. Other than that it was in glorious 16:9 720p HD.

For HD it will happen in Denmark. They are looking at MPEG-4 which takes much less bandwidth. ATSC is nice and all but it sucks since it uses MPEG-2 which needs much more bandwidth than MPEG-4. There is an update to ATSC which would allow MPEG-4 and some other improvements but the US chose MPEG-2 ATSC which would require yet another DTV transition. The current spec we have is basically a mid to late 90s spec though its adequate. Europe does have the advantage of having a later HD transition. They get to use more efficient MPEG-4 and use better Digital TV standards like DVB-T2.

I could still see Denmark eventually going DVB-T2 which would give them more bandwidth for MPEG-4 HD. They could have a mux of 3-4 MPEG-4 HD channels in 1 channel. That could be beneficial. In the UK they have FTA satellite called freesat and you get some national HD channels plus some 3rd party stuff. They have TV's that freesat built right in.

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Only HD you can get here are through sat with viasat or if you have a speciel subscription for DVB-C over cable, but that costs like 600$ just as a starting price for equipment and installation. All they are planning to do is to digitalize the tv network by autumn this year. That doesn't mean we're getting HD but at least it's a step on the way. First of all they are just converting the signal from analogue to digital without making the resolution better.. hopefully that will come.
I live in at student hostel so I don't really decide what tv we get here but currently there are both DVB-C, DVB-T and analogue channels in the cable, so some channels come in digital quality while others don't.. it's quite messy. None are HD though.

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Denmark will eventually go DVB-T2. UK is going to add DVB-T2 this year and have it fully deployed by 2012. Other European countries will eventually convert at least one DVB-T mux to T2. I hope it goes well. Some of the TV stations in America already converted to ATSC and by June 12 all the stations will be ATSC. That also doesn't mean HD but ATSC does allow for it. Most stations have HD equipment though some are stupid and add subchannels to it's limited bandwidth. Having subchannels reduces the bitrate of the HD channel and makes it worse. It's ok with MPEG-4 but with MPEG-2 it's not good.

What is a Student Hotel btw?

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Student hostel.. not hotel Wink
it's like a college.. a small room that you can rent as a student.

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1. That 70's show
2. Family Guy
3. House
4. Simpsons
5. Columbo
6. Monk

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My top list would be all-reality (game shows) like Peking Express, Expedition Robinson (Survivor), The Amazing Race, The Mole, Temptation Island...
Apart from that, I very much like to watch cycling races.
And a Dutch sketch (comedy) program no one will know (called 'Draadstaal').
It seems a lot but the reality shows are not broadcasted regularly so I don't watch a lot of tv. Less than average I think at least Wink

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In moment my favorite show is "the adventures of MERLIN" Love the medival series Laughing out loud

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Supernatural

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I'm a fucvking fan of BEAR GRYLLS in MAN vs WILD

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He is crazy! Laughing out loud no limits xD

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yeah totaly crazy...he eats everything Laughing out loud

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Impossible not to love that guy.. best show on discovery channel for sure Laughing out loud

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CFE wrote:
Impossible not to love that guy..

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You know so well what I mean you silly little boy!

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Yeah bear grylls is just awesome !

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I don't really watch tv now when I think about it... xD

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Well, talking about favorite TV Shows, it Monk for me all the way It really makes you laugh and get back in good spirits however depressed you are So after a tough day’s work, it’s Monk for me I enjoy the CSI series too as I love detective stories Actually, I don’t mind watching anything that is entertaining After all, apart from watching the news,we watch TV for pure relaxation after the day’s work