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All posts by Tony Hill

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We use subtitles virtually all the time - absolutely compulsory with drama. BBC subtitles are, in the main, very good when the programme is pre-recorded but those added on in live broadcasts are, in my view, pretty useless as they can't, obviously, keep-up with the speech. More troublesome is ITV where we find they just flash on and off in a random way and are completely useless. Channel Four's are pretty good but Five is hit and miss.

So, if you say subtitles are mandatory for ITV (especially) and Five, how are they allowed to get away with such a poor performance.

A slight worry/thought is that there is, perhaps, a difference in the subtitle reliability between viewing on Freesat and Freeview. I just have a feeling that Freeview is better than Freesat. Although we receive both, our viewing is 99% on ultra-reliable Freesat.

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Like others, despite being told that we have a wideband aerial, BBC4 HD cannot be tuned on channel 56. So, either our aerial is not wideband or we are being given the runaround by Freeview/BBC.

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Channel 4 HD
Tuesday 13 November 2018 11:06AM

Channel 4 HD on Freesat: I have tuned it in manually on my Freesat receiver under "Non-Freesat channels":

22000 5/6

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