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Saturday, 2 July 2011
Martin Brown
10:21 AM

Martin Brown: I live in a small village and am denied many Freeview channels- we are only permitted to watch 19tv channels. Being non-technical I do not understand why. Our transmitter re-broadcasts from Mendip and obviously has line-of-sight feeds between. Why can the present transmitter not rebroadcast the other 60 odd channels it "sees".

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Martin Brown's 10 posts GB flag
Monday, 4 July 2011

9:28 PM


Relays need additional frequencies to broadcast the same multiplexes as the main transmitter. According to some reports there are not enough frequencies on the UHF band between Ch 21 and Ch 69 for all relays to broadcast all frequencies needed so most relays have to settle for Freeview Lite. One HD Mutiplex plus the two standard Freeview Multiplexes (one for the BBC one for the main commercial broadcasters including ITV, Ch 4 and 5). Others say it is because the commercial broadcasters will not pay to have their services on all the relays due to the additional cost. Probably a bit of both. You are not missing much to be honest apart from FILM 4 and odd gems on ITV 3 & 4. These are available on line free of charge if you have a TV licence or free if not LIVE. See panel to the right here labelled "LIVE TV & RADIO" and click on the Channel of your choice.

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Nedbod's 619 posts GB flag

11:57 PM


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Steve's 1,173 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011

9:05 AM

Brian : Any idea why STEVE can't see the panel of channels to the right of the postings with the "grey & white" heading "LIVE TV & RADIO"

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Nedbod's 619 posts GB flag
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9:14 AM

Nedbod: It's also here - Watch live UK TV channels and listen to live radio now | - independent free digital TV advice .

You can collapse the panel, it is restored by clicking on the "+" symbol.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Brian Springthorpe

4:58 PM

It seems like the majority of radio listeners are content with FM and don't want the change to DAB proposed for 2015.

According to recent press, more old style FM sets are still being sold than digital.

It is being stated that the target figure of 50% ownership is not happening and until that figure is achieved, the changeover from analogue to digital will remain under review.

So according to government sources, it is entirely possible that the digital changeover date could be delayed indefinitely.

Thank goodness common sense is prevailing!

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Brian Springthorpe's 76 posts GB flag
Alvin Pritchard

10:45 PM

Is the DAB+(plus) format going to soon replace standard DAB transmission in the U.K and render over a million standard DAB receivers useless?

A major clue is that manufactures of DAB receivers are now launching the DAB+ model format in abundance!

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Alvin Pritchard's 40 posts GB flag
Monday, 1 August 2011
Steve P

12:42 AM

Alvin - Presuumably standard DAB will still work?

The statistic that amazed me is the 20% of radio purchses are DAB.

So if thei illbegotten madness is forced on us, 4 out of 5 radios bought NOW will soon be redundant?

Surely a BAN on non - DAB sales is essential if we are to have this ghastly scheme forced on us?

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Steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag

9:23 AM

DAB/DAB+ receivers are designed to be compatible with the Continent - and facilitate manufacturing and chip standardisation. DAB-only will not decode DAB+. Government is struggling to get DAB accepted sufficiently to justify analog switch-off. It is very unlikely to switch to DAB+ and incur the wrath of those who have followed advice and purchased a landfill DAB-only receiver. Where it works, DAB delivers acceptable quality within its own terms of reference, better than AM, nearly as good as FM. One day DAB receivers will be affordable and with planet and wallet friendly low battery-drain; with nationwide DAB coverage all will be well.

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