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West central Scotland switchovers start 11th May 2011

If you live in the West of Scotland, digital switchover starts for you today, 11th May 2011.

If you live in the West of Scotland, digital switchover starts
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The final weeks for analogue television in Scotland commences today, with the first step of switchover for two transmitter groups in West Scotland.

From today you will need to retune your Freeview box if you use the Darvel or Rosneath transmitter. You MAY find that some very old equipment will no longer work - TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode.

If you use the Ardentinny, Ardnadam, Arrochar, Ayr South, Blackwaterfoot, Bowmore, Campbeltown, Carradale, Catrine, Claonaig, Dunure, Garelochhead, Girvan, High Keil, Holmhead, Kirkconnel, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald VP, Lethanhill, Lochgoilhead, Lochwinnoch, Millburn Muir, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Port Ellen, Portnahaven, Sorn, Troon, Wanlockhead relay transmitters, you will no longer be able to watch BBC TWO on analogue from today, but you should be able now to use a Freeview box or TV set to watch ALL BBC services (apart from the two HD channels).





In two weeks time, on Wednesday 25th May 2011, the final switchover step will see the closure of all analogue services and the introduction of high power full Freeview for Darvel and Rosneath viewers, Freeview Light from all relay transmitters, plus the start of the Freeview HD service BBC One HD, BBC HD, STV and Channel 4 HD) on all the above transmitters.



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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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tony
5:07 PM

When will we getdigital from the girvan station..nobbc2..thanks for any info

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tony
5:12 PM

My.e mail

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Briantist
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5:26 PM

tony: The BBC services start today, with the rest following in two weeks.

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Rob
6:21 PM
Gourock

Why can't I get STV, C4, Channel 5 etc on any of my 3 TVs? Rosneath transmiter.

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Mike Dimmick
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6:47 PM

Rob: Your reception of these digital channels should be unchanged as so far they've only turned off the old Mux 1 and analogue BBC Two. Mux 2 remains on its old frequency.

STV analogue has moved temporarily to BBC Two analogue's old frequency, so will appear on channel 2 rather than channel 3 on an analogue tuner.

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Rob
6:47 PM
Gourock

No Sky Digibox, Video cassette recorder (VCR), Personal digital video recorder (PVR);
or Games console; in house :( So no idea where interference is coming from, all was 100% prior to DSO. Thanks anyway Briantisy

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Briantist
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6:49 PM

Rob: The DSO is only at the first stage, no changes have been made to anything other than Multiplex 1/BBCA and BBC TWO analogue.

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Rob
6:59 PM
Gourock

Maybe just down to outside interference then, I'll keep trying. Thanks Briantist & Mike :)

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Chick Douglas
8:57 PM
Ayr

Hi Brian
The FV goesn through a anti surge 4 way is there any way the digital switch over could hgave caused this problem as antisurge appears to be working ok

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