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My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?

My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?

My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?
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Whilst NICAM and teletext are digital systems, they are not in the sense that people usually mean when describing Freeview, digital satellite TV or digital cable TV.

The NICAM system has been superseded by a technology that now allows the “old fashioned” television system to carry around six times as many channels. Most people get noticeably better picture and sound quality too.

If you have a NICAM TV, you should connect your digital decoder box to your TV using a SCART cable. If you use anything else, you are not going to hear stereo from the TV, as the boxes are unable to “create” NICAM for your TV.

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Monday, 29 January 2018
2:34 PM

I do get fed up with Aerial fitters claiming we will fit a digital aerial. The device is an aerial no such thing as a digital aerial. It sounds like another way to charge more

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fred's 1 post GB
10:44 PM


You've got it right. An aerial for TV reception is an aerial. It matters not what form of modulation is used to carry the information on the carrier signal so a UHF aerial with the correct frequency coverage will be all you need. The 'digital' epithet is a con for more money usually.

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