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All posts by Christopher Webster

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Hello MikeP,

Thank you very much for clearing up what will happen in 2018, to be honest we feel as if we have been conned throughout the DSO.
We originally had to have a new aerial installed when the digital services started and it had to be pointed to Tacolneston as we were receiving our signal from the Norwich relay.
I am not sure what aerial type was installed, but it cost over 150 with fitting.
We also at that time had to purchase a set top box, but we were unaware of what DVB-T and DVB-T2 was and at the time Tacolneston was not even transmitting any DVB-T2 muxes so we ended up with a DVB-T only set top box, when HD services started we had to purchase a DVB-T2 capable TV to get the HD channels but for some reason it would not work, we called in a guy who suggested we needed a wideband aerial, so we had one installed at a cost of 170, it must have worked because since then we have had HD and all the muxes transmitted from Tacolneston.
When I heard about the 700mhz band sell off and the changes in 2018 I feared we would have to spend yet more money!
It's good to know that no services or channels will be lost with the adaption to all the muxes becoming DVBT-T2, but i fear for people who only have DVB-T boxes or TV's as they will have to spend money on an upgrade.

Hello MikeB,
I fear you may be correct, not being technically minded it is of course possible we were conned in to buying a new aerial we did not need to get HD.
This is why we believe the whole DSO has been a farce. Aerial installers are taking advantage of people, as are TV and set-top box retailers.
On the plus side I now know what a multiplex is, what frequencies they are transmitted on and the difference between DVB-T and DVB-T2.

Thank you both for your replies.

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