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BBC Three Linear channel re-opens1
Will car radios have to be replaced?2
Will UKTV History and FTN eventually be available on fSfS or Freesat? They are 3
Could u please explain why there are no subtitles on most of your films terresti4
Can I pay as you go for British Europsort on my digital tv without subscribing?5
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Thursday, 7 April 2011

8:30 AM

simon: No, you have to pay a subscription to Sky if you want subscription channels.

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

5:51 PM

London dates are out: 4 April and 18 April 2012. Guildford does not change in advance.

I think you assumed Guildford had to change before Hannington, because of the channel clashes. The dependency is the other way round - if Guildford goes high power before Hannington does it will break Mux 1, 2, A and B, so Hannington has to go first.

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7:21 PM

I forgot to add yesterday the Nottingham transmitter is is also poor in parts of Mansfield ,so it really is a case of moving the aerial around to get the best transmitter with the best signals for reception.depending where you live.So now I am really looking forward 'Not' to when the BBC force us to use DABS radio and have to go out and buy new !!

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10:50 PM

Mike, thanks for your comments about my post, but I have NO problems with my splitter - I was trying to assist Neil whose original posting indicated an identical apartment block set up to my own. I do apologise if my non technical postings have caused either you or him any angst or additional confusion. kind regards Penny

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Friday, 8 April 2011

2:54 PM

Mike Dimmick: I've put up a page at London switchover dates confirmed | - independent free digital TV advice - I note that is exactly when I said it would be back in 2007.

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Briantist's 38,907 posts GB flag
8:36 PM

I have a Durabrand CG5660-M which I haven't used for a while.
When I turn on and see the "First Time Installation" I get no further as the remote doesn't work. The lock light is green - does that mean the unit is locked? I have changed the batteries. No details in the manual - help!

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Ron's 1 post GB flag
Mike Dimmick

8:56 PM


(a) press "Standby" button on the remote control, then unplug the power cord (within 2 sec.) of the set top box IMMEDIATELY;
(b) After 3 sec. plug in the power cord to the STB again;
(c) Repeat step (a) & (b) until the STB enter the "First Time Installation" screen. Then the box will proceed channel search again.

- from how to mend it .com - DURABRAND CG5660-M is asking for a Lock Key Code. Help!? (RG47SH)

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Sunday, 10 April 2011
John Rob
1:26 AM

How to fix the No sound problem on Channel 301. I did not believe this, it is so easy. Check that your subtitle is set to ENGLISH!! That's it done! If it's set to Gaelic or Welsh NO sound! I set mine to ENGLISH and there was the sound. I hope this works for you.

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David Smith
5:49 AM
Great Yarmouth

I have a full HD TV and would like to know when I will be able to view HD programmes without having to buy additional equipment.

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Jay Blanc
9:52 AM

@David Smith Use the HD Check Freeview | Coverage Checker if the "Freeview" logo on your TV's manual/box/sticker does not have a "HD" next to it, you will need to buy a box to decode high definition transmissions as they use a different broadcast format from standard definition. (OX163LH)

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