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I would be patient guys. By June the temporary transmission will have ended and HD will be transmitted at ten times the power (I know this is not the correct way to look at it - should be in decibels).

For what it's worth, I have never had a single problem with HD since I bought the TV and I live a long way from the transmitter.

I still hold to the theory that the propagation is directional and those at certain angles form the transmitter are having problems. No-one agrees with this though.

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According to:
Black Hill Transmitter

Black Hill is planned to transmit a pre switchover low power HDTV MUX (on CH59 at 10kW) from Feb 2010. Its radiation pattern is the same as that for analogue C5, which is concentrated in a cross shape, due N, S, E and W, i.e. it is nominally omnidirectional.

My interpretation is that the signal is stronger on the east-west and the north-south axis, which would account for me getting perfect reception living due west and others having problems.

I accept I could have got this completely wrong but I thought this was worth pointing out.

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Why am I getting a message suggesting I should retune if I have lost channels. DSO Stage One for Blackhill is on 8 June. Surely these messages should only be transmitted by the relevant transmitter (and its relays).

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Briantist: Good point. I had not thought of that.

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Helping a friend with her set. Does 'Central Scotland' shown as the transmitter mean Blackhill or does it cover all the STV Central transmitter groups (such as Darvel etc)? I'm assuming it means Blackhill but it would be useful if they used the same terminology as Digital UK use in publicity materials.

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Briantist: Does the Central Scotland group mean Blackhill and its relays or does it include other transmitters located in the central part of Scotland?

Ian: Do other transmitters in central Scotland such as Darvel and Craigkelly also shown the name 'Central Scotland' of is this name exclusive to the Blackhill transmitter group?

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Thanks. Can I ask the question in a different way. I am trying to work out if my friend is receiving signal from Blackhill or Darvel. The display says 'Central Scotland'. Is there any way of knowing which transmitter group the signal is coming from? Thanks

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Thanks. I'll do that. It seems pretty confusing to use the term 'Central Scotland' on screen when the booklet issued by Digital UK refers to the region as 'STV Central' and the transmitter groups as Torosay, Darvel, Rosneath, Craigkelly and Black Hill. A consistent approach to terminology would be useful.

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Are there short interruptions in the sound between different sections of the programme when 1080p is used? That seemed to be the case at the start of 1080p.

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Briantist: Yes, it's a Sony. Thanks for the link. Is this likely to be fixable by software upgrade?

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