2 Responses to “PhotoGeek Week#80 That Firestorm”

  1. The_BigBueCat February 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Oh man!!! That Skype …. (well, that’s my claim, and I’m sticking to it!!)

  2. james March 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    Hi Guys,

    About the Freeview gripes, They are in NZ at least a mostly government initiative, The HD is higher quality than the stuff in the US as it uses h.264 video and AAC audio. Open source apps like MythTV can easily read the video and decode the EPG using a tuner card.

    The reason for starting it is so they can free up the analogue signals for other uses. The switchoff is planned for when 75% of NZ have access to digital television, or 2012, whichever is sooner.

    Wikipedia have more info…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(New_Zealand)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(Australia)