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AThe last day of analogue television in the UK - goodbye PAL | S
Saturday 8 August 2015 11:20PM
The digital cliff is not completely accurate - if it were there would be no pixellated interference or dodgy sound. It's still possible to get partial pictures. It's not simply "on or off" although it is fair to say the signal doesn't have to degrade much before it totally disappears (or, perhaps more accurately, the receiving digital 'box' and/or software decides the signal isn't strong enough and just cuts it out).
As has already been mentioned it's also not true that PAL has died. Many people still run digital boxes through to analogue connectors/TVs.
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Saturday 3 August 2013 8:05PM
This is good news. Thanks to Google I found your explanation. We're afflicted with Freeview Lite but suddenly today Film 4 appeared. As far as I know we didn't manually retune, but the EPG doesn't yet show any programme details. We're on BT Vision - might be worth doing a rescan? I wonder if it's a hangover from when we lived in London and we had all the channels (albeit on different channel numbers).
Anyway, no matter, we have one more reason to hold out getting Freesat, as we generally stream the other Freeview channels online.