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Monday, 29 July 2013
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James
6:59 AM
Tonbridge

I am reciving a resonable good digtail signal from the Tunbridge Wells tranmitter my signal level across all channels are above 50db and my meter / tester tells me that I have a digtail carryer on the channel apart from Channel 47 with carriage the HD channels howcome I can't get the Digtail carriage where I can see the signal level at 58db? Your thougth please.

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Ian from notts
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11:12 AM
Alfreton

James- The equipment you are using to receive ch47 signal needs to be fitted with a DVBT-2 tuner where as the rest of the signals will be the standard DVBT

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Ian from notts's 253 posts GB
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Stickwo
2:43 PM

Hello. My father-in-law gave me his old Sky box and card that I've been using to watch the 'free-to-air' channels (without a problem). As a BT Broadband customer I've been trying to sort out getting the free BT Sports channels but I get as far as a message saying that the Sky box/card is 'not registered to this address'. I don't want a Sky subscription. Anyone any ideas what I could/should do? Cheers.

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Les Nicol
3:04 PM

You will need a FSFS (Freesat from Sky Card)- £25.00 and on receipt of this card then have it paired to your receiver. Once done you then need to contact BT and provide them with the number on the reverse of the card for it to activate their service. Bear in mind that to get it free you have to be a BT Customer with a Broadband package and commit to a 12month extension of your BT contract.

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Les Nicol's 2 posts GB
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James
3:58 PM
Tonbridge

Thanks Ian - I guessing my test meter can only see DVBT and not DVBT-2 can still read the Rf/db level.
Many thanks.


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James's 2 posts GB
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Kai
4:11 PM

Hi,

Is it possible to obtain the coverage areas as a kmz or a shapefile?

Many thanks

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Kai's 1 post GB
Briantist
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6:33 PM

Kai: I'm sorry, but the coverage maps are generated using pixel-based prediction.

They are not really suitable for kmz or a shapefile representation.

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Briantist's 38,849 posts GB
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Stickwo
6:49 PM

cheers for the response Les. I already get all the free-to-air channels with my existing card. So if I contact Sky about changing the contact details of this card are you saying they are going to try and get me to pay £25 for a different card to use that will give me everything I already get (without having had to pay a penny for it in the first place)? And if I say no to that, can they block the free channels I do already have? tbh, this was the reason I tried writing on here before calling sky. can anyone else confirm this for me? want to be double sure as i'd like to get free BT Sport but won't bother if I've got to pay £25 to Sky for the pleasure. Both on principal and the simple fact that with a 4 month old spending all my money :-) I can't afford it!

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Stickwo's 3 posts GB
Briantist
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7:04 PM

Kai: It's not that it's impossible - you can convert them by hand using
Precision Bitmap To Vector Conversion Online
- Vector Magic
= here's one I did http://ukfree.tv/styles/i….svg .



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jb38
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8:29 PM

Stickwo: The conditions relating to being able to access BT sport is that a person must have an "active" viewing card, and as cards arent generally transferable Sky might consider that you do not meet the criteria.

However you have nothing to lose by phoning them up and making an enquiry, as Sky "cannot under any circumstances" stop you viewing free channels simply because they have no way of doing it, its only channels associated with a package they can block by removing the access code from your card.

The other point being, that If you remove the viewing card from your box you will still be able to view the free channels, if though at any time you disconnect the box from the mains and then reconnect it again later on the only changes you would see is that your regional news programmes will have defaulted to London, as thats basically all that your viewing card is required for with the exception of an odd channel here and there that cannot (although free) be viewed without the card, Sony TV 157 being about the only one I can think of at this present time.

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