BBC iPlayer brings in HD downloads

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The popular BBC iPlayer is now bringing in something that users will be happy to use – and will be painful for the ISPs to carry – you can now download and stream your favourite BBC shows in high definition, allowing the picture quality to be better.

The new feature will also allow users to view the shows, like Dragons’ Den and Doctor Who (which started recording in HD) on their HD-capable televisions, and brings an alternative in getting Freesat – which has the BBC’s high definition channel, BBC HD.

HD videos have started rolling out on video sites since last year. Hulu is already offering shows from Fox and NBC in 420p HD, while YouTube has rolled out HD and HQ (High Quality) videos.