Digital Switchover

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by RogerD, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. RogerD

    RogerD Deleted User

    This switchover is starting now I think, do I just need a freeview box with my normal (naff) ariel? Will it be an end to the snowy distorted telly I have got used to in the van
     
  2. Road Runner

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    In my part of Wales we still dont get digital TV or channel 5:cry:
     
  3. GJH

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    It's the same where my Mum lives in Derbyshire - only about 14 miles from the Granada studios in Manchester.

    If your aerial is one of the flying saucer ones you will probably need a directional aerial (plus, maybe, a booster box to match it). There was a Status 315 fitted to our van when we bought it but we found that we needed a directional aerial to pick up all channels successfully.


    Might be better to invest in some good books though. I see from the news yesterday that the effect of the numerous digital channels is now officially acknowledged as beginning to bite with the drastic reduction in quality of children's programs being highlighted. Probably won't be long before none of it is worth watching :RollEyes:

    Graham
     
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    :Cool: Then you should a Satellite Dish and Receiver. :Wink:
     
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    I have:thumb:

    but why should pay a licence for such poor service?:Angry:
     
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    My advice.. forget terrestrial tv.. by and large a waste of effort in the UK and as much use as a chocolate fire guard abroad.
    Rather buy a satellite system, I started off with a £60 Maplins suitcase model then added a Maxview Crank up dish at around £350 .. superb, great TV anywhere, from the remote Scottish highlands to the Sahara desert .. :Wink:
    Another option is buy a domestic dish and mount on a tripod or the rear ladder, about £90 complete, the benefit of these are that they can be moved about if the sky is blocked by trees.. :BigGrin:
     
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    :Cool: You even get all the Free programs from BBC etc in Europe using one of these:-

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    Hi All
    Just joined, got our first MH this year (2007 Hymer T686SL imported).
    To answer the original question about digital, I would suggest that it will be a waste of time for motorhomes. How many times are we unable to get a good picture with analogue tv when out in the sticks? Unless the signal is strong, you will not get any picture. There are no half measures with digital. You either get a picture or you don't, nothing in between.
    Personally, I am going for the 400mm Camos mk2 satellite dish, mainly because we live in Scotland, and the Camos is not so affected by wind.
     
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