[mythtv-users] Comcast just made things worse

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue May 11 11:59:12 UTC 2010

Mike Perkins wrote:

>Note. Originally all UK TV was Band I and III VHF (II is FM). 
>Everything was migrated to UHF round about the move to 625 
>lines+colour (IIRC).

Originally, we had BBC and this new fangled commercial ITV on 405 lines B&W.
625 line PAL colour on UHF came along at the same time as BBC2 - and 
BBC2 was only available on UHF. 405 line B&W carried on with parallel 
running for some time while people replaced their sets, mostly 
through natural replacement - so when it was eventually switched off, 
there really wasn't a big outcry like there has been with the recent 
analogue-digital switchover which was completely botched.

I still the remember the excitement as a young lad when we got our 
first colour set in the house - and our old B&W set got moved 
upstairs so we could watch things like TOTP* which parents didn't 
care for.

* Top of the Pops, a weekly programme that gave a roundup of the 
weeks record sales chart, with performances from selected bands, and 
always finishing with the weeks number 1. These were always 
**supposedly** played live, but there were occasional 'lip sync' 
errors which suggested some miming !
And of course, mostly danced to by Pans People - probably what a lot 
of young males watched for ;-)

Simon Hobson

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