DVB-T2 is the world’s most advanced digital terrestrial television (DTT) system, offering more robustness, flexibility and at least 50% more efficiency than any other DTT system. It supports SD, HD, UHD, mobile TV, or any combination thereof.
As with DVB-T, the new standard targets not just roof-top and set-top antennas, but also PCs, laptops, in-car receivers, radios, smart phones, dongles, and a whole range of other innovative receiving devices. In countries where DVB-T services are already on air DVB-T and DVB-T2 services are likely to coexist side-by-side for some time to come, but in green-field countries that have not yet deployed DTT services, there is a unique opportunity to leapfrog directly to DVB-T2 instead of first deploying DVB-T. A future-proof solution!
A multitude of DVB-T2 set-top boxes and integrated TV receivers are now available and prices have already dropped to around 25 USD. The price difference between comparable DVB-T and T2 integrated TV sets is already negligible.
DVB-T2 Test Streams
Further details about the Test Streams can be found in the two documents at the bottom of the page.
The streams can be downloaded from the following BBC FTP site:
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