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TLong Mountain (Powys, Wales) Freeview Light transmitter
Thursday 10 February 2011 7:16AM
Thanks for the responses, I've realized that the Breidden is between our location in Oswestry and Long Mountain. In fact Rodneys Pillar is directly South of us, so we are unlikely to get a decent signal from Long Mountain.I think that Freesat is the way to go for the Welsh programmes.
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Thursday 10 February 2011 2:21PM
I have an existing old Sky Pace SD Receiver which is working very well. However I now need to do two things.
1)Get a new Sky HD Box,i.e. a simple Non Recording model which has a HDMI output.
2)Unsuscribe from Sky as they are too expensive,I therefore don't want to buy a receiver from Sky and sign a 12 Month contract but I still want to receive the free to air channels with my existing sky card which I assume will work with a new HD
receiver to provide me with HD and SD FtA channels.
Can anyone confirm that the old card will do this?
If this is the case where would I be able to purchase outright a New HD Sky receiver which has a HDMI output to TV. I have heard that some makes of SKY receivers are somewhat limiting, my 9 year old Pace has worked superbly with only the odd glitch which was easily rectified by wiping the card contacts and or switching it off for a couple of mins to reset itself.
So ideally I'm looking for another Pace, a HD Model. Would they do 3D as well or is it too early for that?
Hope someone can advise
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Wednesday 9 February 2011 10:00AM
At the risk of hijacking this thread, (Should I start a new one? please advise)
I live in Oswestry, slightly North of the town and approx 500ft ASL. At present I receive good analogue from the Wrekin TX on an old aerial that's been here long before I moved in.
As a welsh speaking Welshman I would very much like to receive BBC Wales etc and have been contemplating buyin a Hi gain aerial to pick up the Long Mountain digital transmissions but reading the above comments I'm thinking that perhaps I'm wasting my time planning in this direction.
Maybe I should wait until the Wrekin fires up to provide me with a decent "English" transmission and buy a suitable new Aerial for that to guarantee good digital reception and try and get the Welsh progs by satellite.
Advice would be appreciated.