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All posts by MikeB

Below are all of MikeB's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


Elaine: If everything else has been checked, then interference is the most likely problem. Note the times the problems arise - and then think what could be operating at that time - a thermostat timer, etc.

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Jo: Check the TV's for signal strength, etc. You havnt included a postcode, so we have no idea what sort of signal you are supposed to be getting, but it could be that Com5 is the canary in the coalmine, and the others are also low signal strength. So check the lot. Next, check you are tunedninto the right transmitter - TVs can lock onto a different transmitter, perhaps much further away.

If the signal is bad on all of them, then its a common cause, so look to where that is - perhaps a failing splitter or dodgy booster power supply.

What do you mean by a Sky aerial? That comes off a dish, so the assumption is that the signal comes off via coax throught the house, fed from either.

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Trevor Harris: The BBC can shoot stuff in 4K (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, the World Cup and of course Wimbledon certainly were), but no terrestial transmitter could handle that amount of data without having to remove a great many other services.

The net has always been the way to deliver 4K - at least as far as terrestial is concerned (moving to HD might make it possible for a mux to have a couple of channels, but who knows...), but Sky Q and Virgin have the bandwidth as well. So while you could watch all of the above BBC programmes in 4K via Iplayer at some point (BTW - I get 1080i from Iplayer, which is a lot better than C4), its BT, Virgin, Sky and of course Amazon/Netflix thats making the running with 4K content (and Sky is increasingly wanting you to go down the net route). And I suspect there might be other players - Facebook has apparently paid a large amount of money to stream exclusively a lot of football in India, and they have done the same in the US with another sport.

Freeview is going to be around for a while, even with 4K - there are no bandwidth problems for big events, and the equipment is standard (even in Weymouth, and I say that as someone who is proud of the county they were born in..). And if Freeview isnt enough, there is Freesat etc. Put it this way, people still insist on using LW and VHS....

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