What if any tv channels could we expect?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by markymark, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. markymark

    markymark Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Sierra Leone /Southampton
    We are of to France beginning of June and have bog standard arieal hooked up to a didgy tv.
    Would we get any reception at all for local tv?
    Not that bothered as has dvd but just curious incase weather is pump:thumb:
     
  2. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Go for it !!

    I am in Spain at the moment and I can get about 80 Spanish channels...The weather on the news programmes is useful and I get to watch Arsenal matches and Man.City games.
    ( OK> JJ ? ) the day after . And some of the bullfights on Castellon TV !!!
    I generally just watch the sport...Last year I watched most of the formula 1 races in France and Portugal !!....So, yes give it a go...If it's raining ( bright warm sunshine at the moment !) then it's something to do if you can't find the bottle opener !!!...Stephen. :Rofl1:
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,455
    Likes Received:
    16,883
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    if you cant find any channels then try changing the tv/digi box mode to SECAM or AUTO....
    you can usually do this in the tv's menu.

    i dont know if they still use this system but worth a try.


    SECAM - Système Électronique pour Couleur avec Mèmoire.

    Developed in France and first used in 1967. It uses a 625-line vertical, 50-line horizontal display. Different types use different video bandwidth and audio carrier specifications. Types B and D are usually used for VHF. Types G, H, and K are used for UHF. Types I, N, M, K1 and L are used for both VHF and UHF. These different types are generally not compatible with one another. SECAM is sometimes irreverently referred to as "Something Essentially Contrary to the American Method" or "SEcond Color Always Magenta."
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,421
    Likes Received:
    25,078
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    This digital TV is absurd........

    Damn things just work all over Europe - how stupid is that.
     
  5. markymark

    markymark Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Sierra Leone /Southampton
    ?????hilldweller
    Are you trying to say something?
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,455
    Likes Received:
    16,883
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    he could be trying to say all europe is now singing from the same TV hymn book:thumb:
     
  7. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,405
    Likes Received:
    2,493
    Location:
    UK / Spain
    We did not try our TV until the South of France and now were are in the East of Spain, in both places we have picked up loads of digital channels including Sony TV. For a lot of the day and certainly the evening they play American and English series in 'English' funnily enough they call them by Spanish titles but a few examples... Married with Children, The Naked Truth, Silent Witness etc and so on. Because I have not watched any of those at home.... very handy. Jane :Smile:
     
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,455
    Likes Received:
    16,883
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    that just reminded me.....

    my sis in law, lives in castilion, has a tv with the ability to play tv program audio in spanish and the original language of the program.
    not all programs but many films etc.

    possibly the spanish transmit both languages simultaniously and if your receiver has the ability to switch then the choice is yours or with a uk tv it may automaticaly receive english..
     
Loading...

Share This Page