[mythtv-users] Freeview Changes??

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sat Nov 7 14:02:01 UTC 2009

Douglas Mackay wrote:

>  > You're not the only one !
>  >
>  > It's not helped when Digital UK post lies on their website :
>  > http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/when_do_i_switch/granada/winter_hill
>>  "If you have ... freesat on all of your TV sets you will not be affected by
>>  switchover."
>>  That in my book is an outright lie - this week they've moved/re-organised
>>  two muxes, and in December they'll move some more. If they think moving
>>  muxes so you have to retune counts as "not affected", then it makes you
>>  wonder at teh mentality of the people managing this.
>Sorry maybe I'm missing something how is freesat anything to do with
>freeview? (freesat is a satellite service which as the text you've
>quoted states will not be affected by the terrestrial digital switch

Doh - teach me to read more carefully :-/ Yes you are completely 
correct, for some reason my mind just read that as "freeview" <slaps 

Still darned frustrating - being in the Granada region, the local 
news has of course been full of it in the run up. However, amongst 
all the hype, at no point was it mentioned (that I recognised) that 
freeview users would need to retune yet again. All the coverage 
seemed to be aimed at the non-digital people - "you'll be losing BBC2 
on Wednesday".

Well guess what I'll be doing for a couple of hours tomorrow - I've a 
friend with three sets to retune. It's not the retuning, it's the 
"put the channels in something resembling sanity order" that takes 
time. I've even printed out a sheet with the channels and numbers I 
want (my own set is a right pain to re-number channels on).

Simon Hobson

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