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Saturday, 24 May 2014
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KMJ,Derby
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10:38 PM

ange hitchenor: You do not say whereabouts in Wales you are located, so it is not possible to give advice as to which services may be available to you.

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KMJ,Derby
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10:41 PM

ange hitchenor: Your postcode, or that of a nearby shop being most useful for carrying out a check on the Digital UK website.

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Monday, 26 May 2014
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Steve P
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6:08 PM

Ange is your problem with ITV4 or with Channel 4 (which is not ITV)

Wales has S4C (Sianel pedwar Cymru - Channel four Wales) INSTEAD so no C4 for you unless

- on satellite, or

- you live somewhere where you CAN get a C4 signal from England. Look for it in the high numbers of your channel list - 700 800 900s depending on the brand. OR Retune having told your box a English postcode if you have that facility.

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Steve P
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6:17 PM

Now a question of my own.

In the kitchen we have a 14" Sony Trinitron CRT TV on Freesat.

When OH watches "Pointless" the various displays of questions are almost unreadable.

I know the digital signal has been analogued but surely on such a small and good quality set the display should be clear? The text in question is vastly above the screen pixel size.

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MikeB
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6:45 PM

Steve P: What do you mean by 'unreadable'? Since I dont watch 'Pointless', I don't really know the size of the on screen print, but I assume its big enough to be read by the average person.

If the screen is shown in letterbox (as my CRT now automatically does), then they might be a bit small on a 14in screen. I assume the TV is showing a good picture otherwise. The other thing is of course our own eyesight ! I speak as someone who has reluctantly just got his first pair of reading glasses....

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MikeP
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8:19 PM

Steve P
We often watch Pointless on our 28" JVC widescreen TV (good old CRT type) and there are times when the questions being shown are not that clear. I suspect it's a case of camerawork not being quite as good as we expect, it is an outsourced programme. So your 14" may not be showing the text as clearly as you'd like and may not be due to the equipment at Chez Steve.

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Steve P
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8:37 PM

MikeB the print is quite big - maybe an inch high - at least a cm. The screen can and does display legible text far smaller. But when it is a picture of a gameshow - especially Pointless - the general picture rendering is poor as if it had been on a low bandwidth and lost definition..

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Anthony
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8:39 PM
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Is the set top box set for rgb output via SCART? This gives much better reproduction of freeview sd and hd broadcasts. S-Video connection (if your stb and tv are so equipped) can also give good clear reproduction of freeview sd and hd broadcasts too. Composite phono is poor and tends to multiply and show up digital MPEG2 artefacts at their worst along with fuzzy edges and colour bleed.

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Dave Lindsay
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9:04 PM

Steve P: Channel 4 is available in Wales from all transmitters and has been so since switchover.

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Steve P
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9:11 PM

Thanks Mike P - I posted the previous before seeing your post as I wandered off mid typing.

If it is unclear on a far bigger screen I will make a point of seeing what it looks like on digital TV.

Then perhaps complain.

Or would that be pointless?

Silly show anyway. I far prefer almost any of the other nursery tea time games. The Chase I actually like

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