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Tuesday March 23rd

Catching up again

Catching up again
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Just a quick note to say that I have, in line with my previous post, not been able to answer every single post left on the site.

I have been suffering from insomnia and this has been effecting my concentration, and yesterday I had the sad news of a death in the family.

As I want to cover today's Ofcom 4G auction announcement and how it will effect (or not) Freeview reception, I shall be doing that.

Many thanks to those who are able to help out.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

3:33 PM

@Tom Fletcher: Loft aerials can be OK for digital terrestrial reception, it just depends on where you are. My uncle has got a TV aerial in the loft and there are also trees surrounding his house and other neighbouring house next to his house, yet the digital terrestrial reception is perfect.

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Josh's 97 posts GB flag
4:33 PM

Sorry to read of your loss.
Hope the insomnia settles down soon.
Appreciate the updates on what's happening with TV,look forward to next when you are feeling better.

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Penny's 3 posts GB flag
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Mike Dimmick

7:05 PM

Peter Barker: We really need a full postcode to offer detailed advice.

Freesat is unaffected by the switchover. Your main TV will continue to work fine.

Amplifiers may no longer be necessary after switchover. If you have problems, try removing the amplifier. If it is an amplified splitter you would need to get a passive splitter instead.

If the problem on analogue is ghosting, but not snowy, it will probably be alright after switchover. If it is snowy, you may need to have the aerial put outside.

You will need to get set-top boxes for the two small TVs.

Alternatively, you could get extra Freesat boxes and run new cables from the dish to those boxes, and have Freesat on all the TVs.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
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7:35 PM

Slow down a bit Brian, you're too young to burn yourself out and we all need your expertise. :-)

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Iain's 25 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

5:23 AM

Condolences Brian.

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Phil's 39 posts GB flag
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6:15 PM

Hi Brian Sorry too to hear of your loss and hope everything gets better for you soon. All the info you give is very much appreciated.

Thanks a million and best wishes

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GrayBlueHonda's 5 posts GB flag
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Friday, 25 March 2011
Peter Newlands
11:54 AM

I would like to echo Iain's comment and thank you for the practical help you are providing to the public. Proper help in understanding this digital technology I could not find until I happened upon your website.

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Peter Newlands's 8 posts EU flag
11:32 PM

hi wot anging freeview channel 45 comeing soon wot date

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james's 7 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Peter Benson
9:18 AM


All good wishes sir, hope you feel better soon. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Thanks for a great and informative site, the hard work you put in is very much appreciated.

Kind regards, Peter

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Peter Benson's 1 post GB flag
11:29 AM

Wednesday 23 March 2011 12:09AM
6 days ago Retford.

Why do you feel it is your job to correct other peoples English?

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Pickles's 1 post GB flag
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