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I was just looking for the switchover date for the Skipton transmitter. I looked at the list of channels and when they would become available. Since Skipton is a relay of Emley Moor it seems odd that many of the channels available on Emley Moor are not shown for the Skipton transmitter. It would be nice to think that the opportunity presented by digital switchover to provide an equal and comprehesive coverage for all might havebeen taken. Unfortunately it is no surprise that it has not. After all, Skipton still doesn't have channel 5 on analogue. Probably no great loss but it would be nice to be given the chance to decide!

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Sunday 29 April 2012 9:58AM

Hi All,
Does anyone know if there are any plans to improve DAB and DVB coverage, particularly in the Skipton transmitter area?
The list of DVB channels available in Barnoldswick is significantly smaller than I am used to.
Also Barnoldswick is in a DAB dead spot. I spent a lot of cash on DAB kit in all the hype and it's now useless! Does anyone know if this is likely to be improved in the near future?
Aside from these comments, does anyone agree with the following observations...
1. DAB is a pain because they didn't take the trouble to synchronise it with analogue audio. This means that you can't put radios on in 2 or three rooms so you can keep listening as you move around the house - unless you buy all your DABs in one hit! What a pain.
2. DVB is generally much clearer than analogue but...on very dark screens or very gradually changing colour fields you get square edged pixel fields which detract from the picture. Moving water is also horrible - water doesn't form square edges often! In this respect digital interrupts and spoils my viewing where analoge never did. I don't want to be a dinosaur but since my viewing is now disturbed by the transmission method and wasn't before, DVB is worse!

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