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I am happy with my Freeview Light service I receive.

Freeview Light is loads better than the four TV channels we got on the analogue service. (there was no channel 5 around here)

Freeview Light gives me Ten TV stations. We get the ones we had before plus Ch5, E4, More4, BBC3, BBC4 and ITV2 AND we get the High Definition mux.

So, Light is a huge improvement over the four channels that local relays used to have.

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Redbrook (Monmouthshire, Wales) Freeview Light transmitter
Friday 16 November 2012 3:18PM

I noted that the title for this page says "Redbrook (Monmouthshire, Wales)"

Redbrook transmitter is in Gloucestershire, England.
It is only about 500 metres from the river Wye, which marks the boundary with Wales, but it is on the English side.

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I also think it is shocking that Freeview allow non DVB-T2 tuners to continue be sold in the UK when those in the know have known for at least 18 months that Freeview will eventually switch to DVB-T2 transmissions.
But you have to start somewhere and it is good to see that a date has now been set for older non-DVB-T2 devices to be phased out.

Where SD Freeview boxes currently sell for £22, I would expect the HD / DVB-T2 ones to fill that price point once the SD boxes cannot be sold so the price per TV to make it work on a DVB-T2 system will be low.

I'd hope there is a phased switchover with some things remaining on DVB (like the PSB channels I get on my rural transmitter) while other things move to DVB-T2 (so a bit like the old parallel running of analogue and low power Freeview) and then a full switch over a few years later.

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