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  • Publication date: December 15, 2011

HD Q&A

If you have any question about this service, the below Q&A will be of great help!

What is MBC HD?

With up to four times the resolution of standard definition (SD), MBC HD (High Definition) gives the viewer a clearer and more vivid viewing experience.

What can I watch in HD?

All MBC channels are available in HD format

Are the MBC HD Channels free?

No, the MBC channels are available free to air in SD format.

What do I need to do to get MBC HD?

To receive MBC HD channels, you need an HD TV set and an approved HD Digital receiver (including an HDMI cable)

Where can I buy HD Digital receivers?

For more information on where to get an approved HD Digital receiver, please visit our "Locate A Supplier" page

Will MBC Channels continue to be available on my current receiver?

MBC FTA channels will continue to be available on your current receiver

If I have a Pay-TV subscription, can I receive MBC HD on my current receiver?

No, you will need an approved HD Digital receiver to watch MBC HD Channels

Will other channels be available on the approved HD Digital receiver?

Yes, all other FTA channels will be available

Why do MBC channels now appear in letterbox format and what do I do?

MBC has now changed to wide-screen format (16:9). In order to receive the picture properly you therefore may need to adjust your satellite receiver settings to display 16:9 instead of the letter box format.

Why does my picture look zoomed in on MBC channels?

MBC has now changed to wide-screen format (16:9). In order to receive the picture properly (Not Zoomed), you therefore may need to adjust your satellite receiver settings to display 16:9.

Can I receive other Channel bouquets such as Abu Dhabi or Al Jazeera Sports on the approved HD Digital receiver?

It depends on the model, some HD digital receivers enable you to watch other channel bouquets and others don't; to find out which ones do, visit our " Watch MBC in HD" page to find out

I have an HD TV, can I receive MBC HD channels; or do I need to buy an approved HD Receiver?

Yes, you have to buy an approved HD receiver in order to receive the MBC HD channels.

I live in Europe, how can I receive MBC HD channels?

MBC HD channels are only available in the Middle East and North Africa.

On which satellite are the MBC HD channels available?

MBC HD channels are available on both Nilesat and Arabsat. However, MBC3 HD and MBC Plus Variety HD are available exclusively on Arabsat via My-HD

What is the frequency of MBC HD channels?

The frequencies of the MBC HD channels are automatically programmed on your HD Digital receiver.

How much does the approved HD receiver cost?

The price varies from one country to another, for more information, please visit our "Locate A Supplier" page and contact your nearest dealer.

Can I receive MBC HD Channels on Humax receivers?

MBC HD Channels are available on the following Humax HD receivers:

Compatible Humax Receivers
Humax IR1100HD/ME
Humax IR1020HD/ME
Humax IR2000HD/ME
Humax IR2020HD/ME
Humax IR3020HD/ME
Humax IR3025HD/ME
Humax IR3100HD/ME
Humax IR3000HD/ME
Humax iCord HD+/ME
Humax HD Free /ME

Can I record movies using approved HD receivers and watch them on the computer?

It is not possible to watch recorded movies on the computer using approved HD receiver.

Are approved HD receivers available in Egypt?

HD receivers are currently not available in Egypt

What are the devices on which I can receive MBC HD?

Please visit our "Does your device support" page to find out

Do I need an HD TV to be able to receive the MBC HD channels?

Yes, otherwise you will be watching the MBC Channels in SD format.

Can we record movies on the external "Hard Drive"?

Yes you can by connecting the hard drive with the receiver's USB interface

Which of the MBC channels can be watched on approved HD Digital receivers?

MBC1, MBC DRAMA, MBC4, MBC2, MBC MAX, MBC ACTION and Al Arabiya; MBC 3 HD and MBC Plus Variety HD are exclusive on My-HD on Arabsat.

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