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All posts by Peter Henderson

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Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
Monday 15 October 2012 3:47PM

Just to clarify things re. RTE, a standrd definition Freview set top box/TV will tune in all Saorview channels (apart from RTE Two HD) and the NI mux. However, you will get sound only and no picture. Thi is obviously not a problem with regard to the radio stations.

HD channels (Whether RTE or BBC) simply don't appear on a standard definition Freeview STB or TV when you do a rescan.

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Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
Monday 15 October 2012 5:18PM

Brian: I assume SD equioment will receive the NI mux in the same way as it receives Saorview i.e. sound but no picture.

SD equipment will definitely tune in Saorview this way. I know this from experience. I assume the NI mux will be no different ?

SD equipment will not recognise HD transmissions at all e.g. RTE Two HD and the Freeview HD multiplex, so nothing will be placed on the E.P.G. in this case

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Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
Tuesday 16 October 2012 12:09AM

Well, we'll see next wednesday re. the NI mux

However, I'm 100% certain an SD receiver will receive a signal from Saorview but with sound only.

An SD receiver will not decode an HD signal, in much the same way as a 2K receiver wont decode an 8K signal.


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MCMLXII man:

Yes.

We also still have Aertel, Threetext, and the analogue teletext srervice on TG4

Not for much longer. However, will Aertel still continue on the Sky sevice after ASO in the ROI ?

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Clermont Carn Saorview transmitter
Friday 26 October 2012 10:29PM

Excellent reception of Saorview from Clermont Cairn now with the power increase, and actually considerably stronger than Divis at this location here in Jordanstown Co. Antrim.

Also receing the NI Mux from both Carnmoney Hill and Black Mountain, with Carnmoney Hill being the stronger of the two (getting this off the C.C. aerial). Black Mountain isn't that strong, despite Digital UK's predictions, but perfectly watchable with absolutely no break up.

Very impressed with C.C. though.

Happy days !

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Freeview HD is now on channels 101,102,103,104.

Can't see any reason why you shouldn't be getting Feeview HD there Simon.

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Divis (Northern Ireland) transmitter
Thursday 8 November 2012 1:12PM

Keith: I'd also think about getting the aerial mounted outside on the chimney. It should make quite a bit of a difference.

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Clermont Carn Saorview transmitter
Friday 9 November 2012 2:56PM

Noticed that myself on my Humax boxes Kieran.

I don't think there's anything you can do about it. It's the only issue on Humax receivers, as far as I can tell. The Humax PVRs can record Saorview and Freeview at the same time so there's no problem there.

The Sony STBs are much worse. No programme information on the EPG for exampler.

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