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Digital Tv Switchover

the hamster

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Only a week til the 1st phase of the digital switchover starts on the Waltham (east midlands) transmitter, is everyone ready?

I know that some of you who are on the Nottingham relay transmitter have already changed over and Waltham is one of the last of 2011 to change before London/East Anglia and Kent switch in 2012.

If anyone has anything they want to ask about tv's, reception, gadgets etc then feel free as I do this for a living. A lot of people think its going to be a mad panic and i'll be snowed under but the reality is that for the last 5 years or more most households have been able to get some sort of digital tv via Sky, Virgin or Freeview, especially as flat panel tv's are now cheap as chips. The general feel in the industry has been that it will mainly be bedroom/conservatory/kitchen tv's which are overlooked but as these are non essential it is likely to force people to decide wether they actually need a tv in these locations.

Like I say, if anyone wants to pick my brain on this sort of stuff then feel free.

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Jesus Hendo, thats proper old skool!

From what I remember, rediffusion was a sort of cable service from the 80's, a bit like an analog version of the old sky, with about 7 channels. Apparently in some places it still works, but for how long i've no idea. Chances are, if its still being fed with analog signals then no, it wont work unless they convert the transmitter to digital, which I doubt!

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