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Help with Television sets?
My TV is NICAM, does that mean I have digital TV?1
Are all Widescreen TVs digital?2
Why has my widescreen TV just made everyone look fat?3
Why are some channels are widescreen others revert to 43 with a black line down 4
If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is5
In this section
Loft aerials1
Do I need to buy a booster?2
How to receive Freeview on your PC3
Indoor aerials4
Whole house digital TV5
Connecting it all up6

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Dave Lindsay
9:00 PM

Andy Pryce: You need a Cat 5 cable aka ethernet cable. There's loads of sites selling them or a computer outlet will do.

Ethernet is a network standard that works over cable lengths of up to 100m. Quality isn't lost; it doesn't work like that.

Powerline adapters...wouldn't touch them with a ten-foot bargepole. As well as the electromagnetic polution, it would seem a total waste of electricity when the alternative is so simple:

Welcome to Ban Power Line Technology

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 16 May 2013
10:00 PM Barrow-in-furness

I am receiving BBC1 Wales and would like to receive Winter Hill,doI manually tune my TV
to the Multiplex numbers shown on the BT Official Site ? please advise.

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Mr.B.W.Foxen's 1 post GB
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Dave Lindsay
10:22 PM

Mr.B.W.Foxen: Yes, or you may be able to avoid the Welsh transmissions by unplugging the aerial during the part of the scan that the Moel-y-Parc transmitting station broadcasts.

Have your aerial out until 50%. Then view the signal strength screen on each of these to see which you are tuned to:

BBC One | WH=C50 | MyP=C45
ITV | WH=C59 | MyP=C39
BBC One HD | WH=C54 | MyP=C42
ITV3 | WH=C58 | MyP=C51
Pick TV | WH=C49 | MyP=C52
Film4 | WH=C55 | MyP=C48

WH=Winter Hill and MyP=Moel-y-Parc

There is a little bit of overlap in the highest Moel-y-Parc channel and the lowest Winter Hill one, although the Commercial channels (51, 52 and 48) from Moel-y-Parc are at half transmission power to the Public Service (45, 39, 42) ones.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Derek Matravers
9:10 AM

I notice that, from Wenvoe, my aerial orientation should be 'Horizontal max' for the high powered channels, and the lower powered ones are Horizontal -3dB. What is horizontal -3dB?

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Derek Matravers's 5 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
10:31 AM

Derek Matravers: The text following the "Horizontal" relates to the power. The highest power is "max" and "-3dB" means what it says relative to the "max", which in this case is half-power.

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