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All posts by Norma J grundy

Below are all of Norma J grundy's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

Monday 4 April 2011 3:47PM

Dear Free TV
I can't get a definitive answer about the present analogue text channels that provide TV today and tomorrow programme details [like Ceefax's 60x and 63x and Teletext 1xx, as to the fate of these services when we're all digital. BBC Red Button stopped doing this service some time ago, and Ch 4's 104 has gone.
Any ideas, please?

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Full technical details of Freeview
Sunday 28 June 2015 1:49PM

Dear UK Free TV
I don't know if you've covered this, but I've been stuck researching since the last Freeview New Service Retune 26/6/15. A lot of older "Set Top Boxes", such as my BUSH DVB680, do not list the Com7 services in the EPG. That means they cannot access Central Area's Channel 32 and won't receive BBC4 HD or other new service. I got a work-round for the earlier HDs; just manually scan Channel 22, so 32 won't overwrite them, resulting in no HDs on the box. So, even if software updates are coming through the antenna, the older boxes cannot read them.
Why the BBC puts out channels in two places, heaven only knows. But if they confine HD to UHF 32, the BUSH box and other old equipment won't get any HDs.

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Horror Channel
Tuesday 21 July 2015 12:07PM

It's good to have old movies again, like the Hammer movies, "Quatermass and the Pit" and "And Soon the Darkness". But why oh why do you cut these shows that are pushing 50 years old? They are shown post watershed, you sometimes put them on without "temesis", why not always? I'm not a horror groupie, but this excision causes continuity confusion.You cut the Quatermass scene where Col. Breen was standing, all burnt up, before falling into the pit. I'm sure we've seen worse these days, and for real. And your excessive trimming of "And Soon the Darkness" towards the end made it look as if Jane, a trained nurse, didn't care enough about the dead Cathy to more than just crawl away and puke.

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