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Digital After Changeover ?

Dirty Harry

Active Member
After analogue is switched off supposedly the digital signal will be upped, will we actually see a difference in the freeview picture or will this just enable us to pick up channels easier ?

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
If you already have acceptable received signal strength (as indicated by rersonable signal quality on your receiver or IDTV) then it won't make any difference.
If, however, you are subject to occasional dropouts, pixellation etc. chances are that these will be eliminated.

Chris Muriel, Manchester

Wild Weasel

Distinguished Member
When they switch off the analogue signal, they greatly increase the signal strength of the digital signal. That enables people who were previously living in marginal signal areas to get a picture ok.

I know that on the Stockland Hill transmitter at least (covers Exeter, East Devon, West Dorset) they also switched on the digital signal at all it's smaller, infill transmitters at the same time. Previously, some people were unable to get digital until this point.

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