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News BBC Trust finally approves Freesat

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 30 Apr 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Mmmm, sexeh.

    But there's no prices on the hardware yet or even estimates.

    Will current free to air satellite boxes work or not?
     
  3. p3n

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    ah back when spooks was good :<
     
  4. Atomic

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    What an old spooks picture!
     
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    So you get the benefits of high-bandwidth sattelite freeview and all the free-to-air channels?

    Noice. :)
     
  6. lanester

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    I dunno why DVB is so great. It's mainly to free up the airwaves for more licensing money in my opinion.

    Everyone who I've spoke to says reception is poor, and i stuggle to get a good picture, at least with good old analogue, you may get a fuzzy picture and sound. But if a digital signal degrades you get a unwatchable, unlistenable mess. I only live 2miles away from the antenna

    Hopefully though the satellite service could sort this current mess out.

    Rant over
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I didn't realise the figure was as high as 25% of the country not being able to get a decent signal. I would have put it much lower, mainly those living in remote rural locations, such as the Scottish Highlands and islands.

    I wouldn't have included Suffolk as one of those areas - if you're having trouble getting a decent signal when you're only 2 miles from the transmitter, I'd take a look at your aerial.


    In related news, the BBC Trust also gave to go-ahead for an internet-based on-demand video service. License payers will be able to get programmes for free for up to 7 days after the broadcast date, non-license payers (read: Johnny Foreigner) will have to wait, and will also have to pay to watch programmes.
     
  8. Atomic

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    Where are you in Suffolk? All my mates from there have fine signal... Norfolk/Suffolk tends to have great reception because its so flat here!

    I'm more than 2miles from the broadcasting mast and I get perfect 85% strength signal. Maybe you just have a old/broken aerial?
     
  9. lanester

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    Well more than likely true. I'll have to check my aerial out. I just don't see what's so great about digital that's all.
     
  10. Atomic

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    I would bet its your aerial unless you live in a big dip or surrounded by lots of tall buildings.

    The fuss:

    normal tv: 5 channels (if you can count a fuzzy channel 5)
    digital tv: more than 30 channels + intereactive tv + digital radio stations
     
  11. lanester

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    Still only 5 channels worth watching!
     
  12. Atomic

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    Depends what type of programs you like... I think e4 & bbc three are great and more4 has some interesting stuff on sometimes.
     
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