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Analogue switch-off - BBC confused!

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Bernard Barnett, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Bernard Barnett

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    It's no wonder many people are clueless about Freeview when even the BBC, on its main 10 o'clock news last night, commits howlers like "Some people in Wales are tonight watching their last terrestrial television transmissions."
     
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    I wonder who's commited the howler here then? :oops:
     
  4. Bernard Barnett

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    All right, I'll spell it out though I'm surprised I need to. The BBC1 news last night should have said "analogue" not "terrestrial". Freeview is terrestrial.
     
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    I noticed they have been given Pace Twins
     
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    Technically analogue is terrestrial and as such so is Sky, as amongst other explanations terrestrial is "A term used to describe anything originating on the planet Earth". But Yes i agree, they should have said analogue and have maybe furthered it by saying it would be replaced by digital transmissions? :thumbsup:
     
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    I noticed that. And yet 98% were happy with the switch over. ;)
     
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    :devil: But when they work they make all the other PVRs look clunky :thumbsup:
     
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    Giving all the people a PVR type device is hardly representative of the whole DTT situation though is it?
    The BBC link says they were given a box for every TV in the house so once again not exactly a guide to how the rest of the nation will react especially when they will have to pay for their own hardware.

    Still it's a start I suppose but apart from learning that give people free stuff and they are happy (a lesson every politician learns early on) what has it acheived when viewed against national switch over?
     
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    "It's much clearer, I've thrown my old radio away in the dustbin".

    Who wouldn't when the government is coming along dishing out free kit for anyone who wants it! I'd like to meet the 2% that weren't happy with free pace twins!
     
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    They would lose teletext though and the free Pace would be less attractive if they already had Sky+.
     
  12. Evil Engineer

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    Probably the ones that were p*ssed off with the crappy picture quality caused by the low bit rates needed to cram in more totally useless shopping channels !
     
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    Only some of them. there was an article on BBC Breakfast news and the people in that seemed to be getting Sony boxes.
     
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    Decent boxes then - I wonder if the local paper will have the upgrade your hard disk as an article.

    Or will a local shop get in a stock of MHU100ATs
     

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