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Craigkelly (Fife, Scotland) transmitter
Monday 20 June 2011 8:59PM
Lasswade

Here in EH 18 1LX (Lasswade), we too have just experienced DSO (Disastrous Switch Over).

Our external roof-mounted aerial is some 10 years old and may not be digitally' compatible, but I am having difficulty establishing whether it is the source of our problems. It was installed, together with an amplifier in the loft, to run TVs in several rooms of the house. Switchover took place here on 1st and 15th June, and digital reception on our 3 Panasonic TVs was totally satisfactory BEFORE and AFTER the 1st June. However, after the 15th June the TVs have difficulty detecting available channels, showing a quality of only 10% (red) and strength varying between 50-100%. Those programmes detected are completely unwatchable due to break up of sound and picture. I've tried a variable attenuator to reduce the signal strength, which it does but without improving the quality.
Yet strangely our Humax PVR 9300T digital recorder delivers acceptable programmes from the same aerial with an indicated quality of 100% and strength of 75%.

Can anyone suggest how the PVR succeeds where the TVs fail, and what might be the cause of the problem?
PS Like Bruce, I have just noticed that reception is now improving, but the indicated signal quality is still low (red to yellow).

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I too would support the return of the radio stations. Reducing BBC Parliament to a quarter screen is a price I would happily pay!

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M
Freesat on Freeview HD
Sunday 22 July 2012 8:57PM
Lasswade

Here on the south side of Edinburgh we sometimes have no Freesat signal for the Scottish channels, yet at the same time we can pick up usable signals from BBC1, etc in Northern Ireland, York and the West Midlands. Can anyone explain why?

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