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Digital TV an improvement on analogue?

Don't make me laugh.

If you are in an outlying area, which clearly Wales is considered to be, then what you get served up is a second class service for second class citizens.

Engineering works my arse.

The blank screens provided by Long Mountain since 2.48 today is only marginally worse than the paucity of choice they 'offer' when the damn thing is supposed to be working.

A plague on all their houses, and on all those in government who decided this was the way forward.


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Briantist, it has everything to do with being digital, instead of analogue. I could have tuned in to an analogue signal from elsewhere; but the digital signal is not strong enough to enable me to do that.

We were presented with a fait accompli, HAD to buy digital equipment at OUR EXPENSE: all for a system that does not provide us with the choice that is available elsewhere, when it is actually working.

That, pal, is why it has everything to do with digital.

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A conspiracy, Briantist?

I don't believe Lee Harvey Oswald shot the transmitter.

But it is unequivocally the case that the government decided that digital TV was the (only) way forward; and it is also certainly the case that if I wanted to watch TV, post switchover, then I HAD to buy digital equipment.

If there is any part of that you think is inaccurate, do feel free to rip it to shreds.

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