HD broadband refers to broadband TV packages that allow users to enjoy TV shows, movies and premier sports events in rich high definition, adding an exciting new dimension to in-home entertainment.
Because HD content is bandwidth-hungry, HD broadband packages usually provide customers with a super-fast connection which is capable of handling large amounts of data.
HD broadband is available from:
Virgin Media’s HD broadband service also includes Sky’s premium sports channels as well as a library of films, TV and live music to watch on demand. The broadband provider’s fibre-optic broadband network can deliver average broadband speeds up to 362Mbps, which means that customers can download movies and TV shows on-demand in seconds.
Virgin Media offers a range of HD boxes to suit all pockets, including the V6 and TiVo boxes.
BT's TV service features a constantly updated list of new releases for customers to download and enjoy in high definition via the Smart Hub or YouView HD set-top boxes. The service also boasts fantastic picture quality and surround sound to enhance your viewing experience.
The UK’s largest broadband provider’s HD broadband package includes a brilliant library of documentaries and movies which are charged on a pay-per-view basis.
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TalkTalk HD broadband
TalkTalk offers HD programming via the amazing YouView box. Like other set-top boxes, it also lets you record, pause and rewind live TV and offers access to a trove of on-demand content.
Before you even consider a broadband HD package, you'll need to make sure you've got an HD-ready television with an HDMI socket.
BT, TalkTalk and EE’s HD broadband services are available all over the UK — or, rather, anywhere that you can get a standard ADSL broadband connection. However, in order to get Virgin Media’s HD broadband service, it's necessary to live in an area covered by the company’s fibre-optic network.
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HD is regarded by experts as the future of home entertainment, with more and more broadcasters rushing to join the HD revolution.
As technology improves we’re going to enjoy ever-greater picture quality with our HD broadband packages. Japanese scientists have already developed Ultra High Definition TV, which features pictures with 16 times the resolution of current HDTV. Meanwhile, forthcoming 3D HD TV looks set to bring theme park-style fun into your front room.
Learn more about HD broadband at our dedicated HD broadband guide page.
Sky has taken almost £30 off the monthly cost of one of its top-of-the-range packages, but the deal won't be around for long.
The Post Office is giving new customers three months of its Anytime Plus UK calls package for free, but the offer only runs until early next year.
Subscribers to NOW TV will be able to download shows for offline viewing on mobile before Christmas, the firm has said.
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