[Gllug] Freeview

Tethys sta296 at astradyne.co.uk
Tue Jun 12 20:54:42 UTC 2007


Chris Bell writes:

>   I have found that the technical quality achieved here by Freeview is
>superior to that from analogue TV, more than can be said about much of the

Really? I've found precisely the opposite. Analogue TV isn't perfect,
but it does at least degrade gracefully. Digital TV is fine when it
works, but I just can't live with the constant screen freezes and
sound dropouts. In poor weather, the freeview channels are literally
non-existent, while the analogue channels are still watchable, albeit
with some degredation in sound and picture quality. Yes, I'm in a poor
reception area (I can't get Channel 5 at all, for example, on either
analogue or digital), and I suspect things may be different elsewhere.
But I'm dreading the day when they turn off analogue transmissions.

I'm afraid that for me, digital TV has a long way to go before it's
ready for prime time. Sadly, I suspect it'll never get there :-(

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