Correct - not enough capacity for lots of HD on Freeview. I think the C5 family of channels are HD too.
I noticed that yesterday and I thought to myself that it could be what takes me to using IP mode.
So I take it these particular HD Freeview channels wouldn't be available in HD when using the aerial mode? Apart from BBC1, 2 ITV C4 & C5 that is.
I'm finding it hard to come to a conclusion on whether to go for Aerial Or IP mode given that I will not be connecting the Pro box physically to the hub by using WiFi connection.
In IP Mode, If 2 freeview channels are being recorded in HD can a subscription channel also be recorded?
Freeview channels could be any mix of Sd or HD depending upon which channel number you select to watch or record. As others have mentioned the number of HD channels on Freeview is limited by the capacity of the only Hd multiplex (BBC B) and is typically just the primary PSB channels and the BBC entertainment channels.
Yes the multicast channels are the Bt subscription channels . (if you opt for ip mode then the free to air channels included in ip mode are also delivered as multicast channels)
Channel 101 isn't available in IP mode. As an example BBC 1 HD is located at channel 1, and the region you receive will be the area you live. You will also get nearby ITV and BBC regions in the 800's. I'm located in South Somerset and I receive the West BBC and ITV region. Added to that, in the 800's, I also receive BBC and ITV South West, South, and Wales.
I take it you can still get the radio option on ip mode? currently the 700 range?
So you have the IP Mode option? is the wireless WiFi picture quality ok?
I'm wired to the Hub and do not use wi-fi so can't comment on that. The full range of radio channels aren't available in IP mode. Only the Beeb's radio stations are there and that's directed via the BBC's Sounds app. Not an issue, unless you record, as all radio stations can be accessed through the TV's tuner anyway.