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Freeview & BBC3: White Specs on picture? (West Sussex area)

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by Paul Cooksley, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Paul Cooksley

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    Hi there

    I wonder if anyone has noticed this before, as I am sure it is not just my set up...

    I have a Goodmans Freeview Box (which I have been very happy with) connected to a Sony 32" CRT TV. I live in the West Sussex area.

    I can pick up all Freeview channels fine - the signal strength is perfect etc..

    The only thing that bugs me is this: Purely on BBC3 only, I can notice white dots or specs appearing over the whole picture - its not that bad - in fact unless it's a dark scene, the "average joe" wouldn't even notice it - so I must stress it's not bad - but I wonder if anyone else has noticed this? As I say, it only occurs on BBC3 - all other channels are fine.

    It's difficult to describe but is almost like some kind of mild electrical interference - like a light switch turning on or something! Very odd!

    Just wondered if anyone else has noticed this??

    Thanks!

    Paul
     
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    ....I posted this on another forum and many other people have commented that this seems to be the case on Freeview BBC3....

    Anyone else notice this ???
     
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    Yeah, I noticed this whilst watching Castaway that I'd recorded from BBC3 on Sky+ the other night.
     
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    ...Just in case anyone is interested these "white specs" are apparent on all BBC 3 broadcasts whether you watch by cable, satellite or Freeview (apparently). Alot of the time they are not noticeable but will be more so on darker backgrounds/images.

    It is something to do with the feed from BBC3 before it leaves the BBC end and apparently it has been reported.

    I did ring up BBC reception advice today who knew nothing about this, but a BBC engineer on another site confirmed the above info.

    Just thought I would post this.
     

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