2 days left of analogue television - goodbye teletext
The teletext service started back in the 1970s and was the first ever digital broadcast system. It was known as Ceefax on the BBC, and as ORACLE on ITV. To celebrate the passing of the service, here is the text of an ORACLE information leaflet produced by the IBA in the 1980s.
“Actually it was not only teletext that was transmitted in this way. It was also used commercially for data broadcasting. This was used by betting shop” --- trevorjharris
“It will be interesting to know if anyone living in South-West Scotland, Isle Of Man parts of Cumbria or North-West Wales or West Wales can now or in t” --- Stuart Owens
Why do the six Freeview "multiplexes" have twenty different names?
There are twenty names - 1, 2, A, B, C, D, PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5, COM6, BBCA, BBCB, D3+4, SDN, ArqA, ArqivaA, ArqB and ArqivaB, given to the six terrestrial digital services... why?
“Tony.Unless you provide a full postcode preferably or nearby location as such,we cannot be of much assistance to you.” --- Mark Fletcher
“Will digital changes never stop.
” --- David
April 18th - retune at Rowridge, Oxford, Stockland Hill and Hannington
The London region retune today allows four transmitters that have been waiting for the Crystal Palace transmitter to release its analogue frequencies. In particular, Rowridge (Southampton and Portsmouth) users need to retune and those as far away as Devon (Stockland Hill), Oxfordshire and Hannington (Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey) may have more channels today.
Just a thought, I have the same Humax and very good it is too!
Go to menu,settings,installation (put in your pincode)manual search.Where” --- Russ Dring
“Bernadette: Its should be by default 0000, if that doesnt work then someone much have entered their own personal pin number.” --- jb38
“Great anther round of finding a spare RF frequency for the SKY box, I moved it to 49 after the switchover at Waltham.” --- Ian
“That isnt on the list, John. The models affected seem to be a few years old.
So no, youre stuck with it.
But do join me in writing to Panasoni” --- woodface
“Why have you left out Northern Ireland in the coverage map Brian ? Apparently, were plauged far more with the Freeview Lite problem than the rest of t” --- Peter Henderson
“At least with freesat you can change the region you want for 101...not sure about 103 but I guess so
This is going to upset a lot of Sally Taylor f” --- Dave
Northern Ireland "mini multiplex" (NIMM)
I have added information to the UK Free TV database to cover the so-called mini-multiplex that will carry three Irish channels, TG4, RTE1 and RTE2 in a very special multiplex from three transmitters in Northern Ireland.
“I know obviously from what I have read that right now we dont yet know what frequencies Black Mountain and Carnmoney Hill but in theory, would it be p” --- Josh
“andyboy: The change tomorrow that necessitates retuning applies only ArqB mux (which carries Yesterday, Film4, 4Music and others). If you dont receive” --- Dave Lindsay
“ Additionally, ITV3 and ITV4 are NOT public service channels, so Ofcom is not in a position to even suggest they go on a PSB multiplex.
Im saying ” --- Mike Dimmick
“I note the area shows North Norfolk where I holiday in September each year in the past TV reception was horrible will it now improve?” --- David
“Not long to go now folks,i predict the BBC2 analogue signal will be switched off around 0005 hours (12.05am) on Wed 8 Feb 2012,straight after the firs” --- Mark Fletcher
“Steve: the problem is that the received signal level naturally varies over time, due to the changing weather conditions.
Because the indoor aerial” --- Mike Dimmick
“Jim are you getting colour fade on your Panasonic also.” --- Nedbod
“Roger Shepherd: unless youre on the very fringe of coverage, you shouldnt need a booster with a new aerial. Its much better to get more gain from the ” --- Mike Dimmick
“I thought I might have problems when Olivers Mount switched over.
Im only a mile or so from the transmitter (line of site) and was getting full si” --- Phil