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Meridian TV area - switchover dates announced

Hannington, Midhurst, Rowridge and Whitehawk Hill transmitter groups 2012 switchover dates confirmed by Digital UK today.

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Digital UK have today provided the final dates for analogue TV along the Southern part of England.

Meridian switch dates announced.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
7:15 PM

ITV 4 and FILM 4 seem not to be available to me on Freeview despite retuning I receive signal from Meridian area believed Midhurst aerial. Is this a general problem

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Roy's 1 post GB
Amy Beesley
8:10 PM

Have you got stomach pain Brian?- you've labelled Midhurst and Midhurts on your piccies above

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Amy Beesley's 13 posts GB

8:20 PM

Amy Beesley: Sorry, fixed.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
9:59 AM

Regularly we are told , if you can receive analogue you'll get digital OK when switchover takes place, even if you cannot at present. Nobody ever mentions that there may be many problems for those receiving digital at present through an amplified system (because the current signal is very weak) - I anticipate many issues when the signal goes up tenfold and the amplifiers overload!

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Colin's 19 posts GB

1:35 PM

Colin: Yes, that has already been a problem for people in regions that have switched. Many people have had to disconnect amplifiers or fit attenuators where they have over-provided.

Thankfully for most people disconnecting an amplifier is free, and attenuators cost less than £5.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Mark A.

7:50 PM
Haywards Heath

As usual on Meridian Tonight, they said that you don't need a new aerial.
That is only true if you have a perfect picture.
I still see portable TV for sale with a small aerial attached to the TV. This is OK for a snowy picture on analogue but not always for digital.

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Mark A.'s 368 posts GB

8:00 PM

Mark A.: They should really say "you don't need a new rooftop aerial", I suppose.

Indoor aerials will never be suitable for digital reception in the UK.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 24 February 2011

4:06 PM

"Indoor aerials will never be suitable for digital reception in the UK."

Are there any countries where indoor aerials ARE suitbale for digital reception and if so where? And also, would it be a justifiable reason to move to and live in that country just because I could use indoor aerials for digital reception there?

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Josh's 97 posts GB

4:11 PM

Josh: Yes, in the Netherlands, due to their rather simple terrain, they have provided DTT at high power which is more suited for indoor reception.

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