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Freeview Digital Signal - at last

Discussion in 'Rants & Raves' started by jcs356, Feb 7, 2012.

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    [Feb 7, 2012]
    I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve as we finally get a digital Freeview signal tomorrow :yahoo:

    Had Sky then Freesat HD in the Lounge for several years, but been bl**dy annoying only having 4 channels (yep, no Channel 5 analogue signal) in the bedroom and kitchen.

    Treated myself to two new Samsung 22 inch series 5 LED TVs which are on the wall all ready and waiting....
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    I thought everyone had it now? I remember we couldnt get channel 5 untill we got a digital signal. Sure ive had a digital singnal since 2002 back in the old 'on digital/itv digital' days.
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    Bloody hell Jase, where do you live. The outback?

    I feel guilty telling you yes you'll get more channels, but in the main they are much worse than the other 4!
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    Get out! Ch5 has the occasional good film, but it's repeated for a few weeks for month, Film4 is a pretty handy channel for free, along with ITV2. depends on what you watch?

    Screw freeview at home though, signal is ****, I'm better off just using TVcatchup on my ipad2!
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    Ha! It's just the Meridian TV area - so central south coast. Some houses round here can get the London signal from Crystal Palace but I can't due to the combination of being in a dip and behind some 50 ft evergreen trees. Allegedly it's one of the last areas as it'd been one of the most complicated to do due to the transmitter setup - which is why we never had analogue Channel 5. And our area is the first of the many Meridian transmitters/relays being done (Hannington), others have to wait even longer.

    I'm aware from my mum's that most of the extra channels are rubbish, but Pick TV aka Sky 3 does show repeats of Road Wars and you can't get that on Freesat. Also it means I won't have to watch Match of the Day again on Sunday morning and can continue watching breakfast on the BBC News channel. Oh, what an exciting life I lead!
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    Hey welcome to the 21st century. Where are you, on Hayling Island? Thats like stepping back in time, cheap petrol though.
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    Nope, I live about 3 miles south of M3 junction 4, close to Farnborough. Not exactly the middle of nowhere!

    Well the first few digital channels are all working well (all the BBC stuff), only 1 more week to go and then we get all the rest of them. February 22nd we will finally be in the 21st Century!
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    We get the rest of the Freeview channels in the morning.... Woop!
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    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Good to hear you got it Jason we have to wait till around October time apparently, got sky+ hd at the moment but it's not great, only have it for the sports so as soon as freeview comes I'll be getting that, then just pay for sports on top.
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    Hmm, well having had Pick TV, Yesterday and Film 4 for the past 2 weeks, they've now disappeared! PickTV was the only one I was interested in as it's not on Freesat so was my only source of endless repeats of RoadWars :)
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    [Apr 18, 2012]
    I'm so excited I had to rake this old thread up again.

    With the second switch completed today in the London area I've got Pick TV, Dave, Film 4 back again. So have a full compliment of Freeview TV and radio channels. Yippee. Obviously getting those missing ones from London.

    And yes, I do need to get out more....
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