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Digibox Freeview expert needed please.....(about pace digibox)

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by BuyingATV, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. BuyingATV

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    I see the pace digibox on sale in argos for £68 (they ant got none great) but it says in description 20 channels, while the others say 30channels, I wonder since this pace box came out before freeview launched is this just the old description they are using for it or is it not a freeview box and you only get the digi channels hich where avalaible before freeview actually launched.

    Basically does the old pace digibox pick up every freeview channel AND does it have all the controls on the remote to take advantage of every option/feature avaliable to freeview.

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    BTW im talking about that semi circle small pace box.

    Thanks
     
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    This is probably the Pace Digital TV Adapter viz:

    http://www.pacefreetoview.co.uk/02.asp

    It is fully functional for Freeview. It is limited by its connectivity. It is hard-wired to a special cable with a special SCART connector on the other end. This connector goes into the TV as normal. On the special SCART plug it has a socket for the RF aerial feed but no loopthrough so you lose the ability for your TV to receive analog. The mains adaptor also plugs into the scart plug behind the TV.
     
  4. MartinImber

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    Newer DTVAs have RF loop through

    As to analogue - who needs it?

    Any digital terrestrial receiver will pick up the same channels

    BBC 1,2,3,4,News24, CBBC, CBeebies, Parliament, R1,1X,2,3,4,5, 5L, 6, 7,WS
    ITV 1,2,News
    The Hits, TMF
    C4,C5,QVC
    Loads of Tweenied radio channels
    Ftn
    UK History, Bright Ideas
    Sky News, Travel, Football News
    CBM, Setanta eventually
    I have probably forgotten one or two
     
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    Bone of contention I have with the BBC.

    At Christmas, they moved 'Breakfast' to BBC2.
    Recently, when Henman was playing Wimbledon, they moved the 6 OClock news to BBC2.

    Problem: The freeview platform does not support regional opt-outs on BBC2; only on BBC1. So, at these times, the only way to see local news programmes was via Analogue (unless you live in the South East).

    Response from the BBC on this subject was........use Analog.
     
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    ahh thanks for all the info.

    cheers
     
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    I complained then watch The Hits!
     

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