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All posts by Jeff Egginton

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

As an ex TV and video engineer with over 40 years in the electronics and computer industry since 1975, I was interested in this subject of why only a small percentage of people watch Freeview in HD when they have an HD receiver.

One of the biggest problems is the ever changing channel positions on the multiplexes, in addition to the fact HD channels numbers do not relate to the established number arrangements like the old analogue TV of the past did when we had our five basic channels arranged as 1,2 3,4 and 5.

Now I have to keep swapping 101 for 1 and 102 for 2 etc for the BBC only to find that regional BBC in the Midlands is still not covered by the HD service, heaven knows why even after seven years since the digital switch over. Then I have to go search for the BBC1 SD channel number to watch Midlands Today. The EPG is a very messy system with stations scattered all over the place and in no sensible grouping order. Also, not all TV's allow you to re-arrange the channels and keep them arranged in the order you want and in the end they all get reset out of order yet again after a re-tune!

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