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All posts by David Mansell

Below are all of David Mansell's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Wednesday 7 September 2011 3:29PM

After retuning I've got all the BBC digital channels but back on analogue I can no longer get Teletext, hence no 888 subtitles. Is this intentional?

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Friday 17 February 2012 4:12PM
Todmorden

I get Freeview via the Todmorden relay. I noticed recently, while scrolling the channel list, that the two "Rabbit" channels have vanished from my list. I'm not going to miss them but does that mean we might get another couple of channels to replace them? ITV3 and 4 would be nice and make up a bit for the scant choice that those of us on Freeview "Lite" get.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Monday 27 February 2012 4:26PM
Todmorden

They've reappeared anyway! I would willingly sacrifice any of the +1 channels for something more interesting. I can't see the need for them when virtually everybody has hard drive recorders these days. I still find it iniquitous that those of us who cannot pick up directly from the main transmitters are given such a derisory choice of programmes.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Tuesday 28 February 2012 4:27PM
Todmorden

As far as I know we all pay the same licence fee, so I can't see that that's a relevant argument.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Wednesday 29 February 2012 4:15PM
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No that's not relevant. The people who can receive their signal direct from main transmitters receive the whole gamut of channels ; people who receive Freeview from relays only get a very restricted choice. Both sets of people pay the same licence fee. The difference is where you live, not what you pay. I think the commercial channels are very short-sighted not to provide their better channels to relays. ITV2 is such rubbish that I have never watched it, and if it has derisory viewing figures, the advertising rates must be low.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Thursday 1 March 2012 4:38PM
Todmorden

I'm not engaging in a flame war, I'm merely pointing out that your statement about the licence fee is irrelevant to the inequity between those who receive Freeview TV from transmitters and those who receive it from relays. If you can't see that, too bad.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Friday 2 March 2012 4:23PM
Todmorden

Lost for words, Ron?

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Saturday 3 March 2012 4:17PM
Todmorden

I'm not sure what that is supposed to prove. I've given my view that the licence fee is irrelevant to what I was saying. Ron wrote: "Imagine what the licence fee would be if we had to directly pay for all these channels", but the people on full Freeview do get "all these channels" without paying any more licence fee than people on Freeview Lite, so we know what the licence fee is "for all these channels". You can lead a person to logic but you can't make them think.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Sunday 4 March 2012 4:57PM
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Interesting as the history of the licence fee is, I still don't think it's relevant to the topic I was raising which was that of a better choice of channels for those of us on Freeview Lite. I only objected to one aspect of Ron's first post where the licence fee first raised its head.
If you mean that my "last sentence" was critical rather than "self critical" that's probably true. I have no idea what "batting your gums" means (some sort of Yorkshire saying?) but if it means writing something like "Tell him Brian" when somebody has the audacity to disagree with you, then I may be guilty by replying in the same vein.
As Ron is now telling me to be happy with my lot because I don't live near a main transmitter, like a squire talking to a serf,
I shall humbly tell him to place it where the sun doesn't shine and unsubscribe from this useless forum.

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Why was it off air? It's the second time in less than a fortnight. And why doesn't Arqiva have an email contact?

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