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News DVB-H given Europe-wide approval

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    how the hell are the BBC gonna license this..............?
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Since it's coming over 3G or GPRS I'll assume that they check for a licenced IMEI number.


    Hopefully this will be the incentive to scrap or significantly reduce the licence fee.
     
  4. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Nah, of course the License Fee won't go down.

    It might well go up a bit, though... :(
     
  5. quack

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    DougEdey hates the BBC.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I don't hate them, I just wish they never hired Catherine Tate or made a lot of the new "comedy", stuff like Lilly Allen and Friends annoys me, so does Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain was OK for the first 4 episodes, then it was just repetitive, and the one that'll probably get me killed is that Ricky Gervais is not funny, neither is Russel Brand or Nick Grimshaw.
     
  7. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    atlest the BBC have good cooking shows.
     
  8. cjoyce1980

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    I'm with you on that one, I just dont get them either and you can add the might boosh to that also
     
  9. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Ricky Gervais' stand up comedy is actually pretty good. It's just his tv shows which suck.
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

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    The BBC is just a particularly extreme expression of the personality cults - or perhaps success cults - that exist in film and television at the moment. Tate is a good example - she's not particularly talented or funny, she's merely OK rather than "very very good", but she's had one hit show so she immediately gets hired onto every damn thing in the galaxy, regardless of whether she's suited to it or not. Which brings me on to another example. I guarantee you that the majority of people who are involved with Doctor Who are fully aware that Russell Davies is a talentless hack who would write embarrassing EastEnders, let alone major science fiction, but nobody will do anything about it because of the enormous cult of success.
     
  11. Hamish

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    someone didnt RTFA ;)
    "Although there are advantages to the DVB-H system – unlike streaming video over a GPRS or 3G connection, it doesn't use airtime or rack up data transfer charges"
     
  12. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Would be good for those who have to commute long distances, but for me, I need a new phone and texts and calls is all it needs to do. I wonder if you could use the "white space" to get more data on the go?
     
  13. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    The patent-holder would be Nokia then. DVB-H was developed at Nokia's RnD - center right across the street from where I go to school.
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That was more of a bad wording actually Hamish, I meant that 3g.GPRS can be used to track users.
     
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