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Pvp
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 12:04 pm:   

Has anyone had problems with Freeview? I thought I'd check before I get a new box.
Fanboy_mark
Joined 08-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 12:47 pm:   

No problems at all. We are so close to Crystal Palace, there's little that can go wrong.
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 01:12 pm:   

Ours is OK, although it is slow when changing channels- you also need three remote controls to operate the box. Obtaining downloads was a bit tricky and slow at first. The biggest problem however is deciding which of the umpteen channels to watch....
I thought Crystal Palace was analogue- does it have an impact on digital?
Loneranger
Joined 29-10-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 02:18 pm:   

Three remotes? one you use, one down the back of the sofa and the other lost somewhere?
Michael
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 04:00 pm:   

I can finally press the red button on NTL and control the TV volume and channels from a single remote. All very exciting.
Brian
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 06:13 pm:   

My freeview in Devonshire road works great as does my mopthers in Dacres Road.
Re near Crystal Palace whilst at school in 60's used to have friend in Charleville Circus who go BBC 1 when the iron plugged in.
Johnnyb7
Joined 29-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 07:15 pm:   

Every now and again my freeview ITV channels show up as "No Signal" and I have to reset my set top box by unplugging the power and then reinserting the wire. Damned nuisance
Hoppy
Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Thursday, 31 August, 2006 - 07:23 pm:   

Sometimes the picture and words go out of sync. That is probably nothing to do with Crystal Palace, and more to do with the fact I paid 25 quid for the box.
Pvp
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 08:59 am:   

Damn, cheapo box must have packed up. I only receive a set of jumpy stills. Very post modern.
Johnnyb7
Joined 29-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 01:17 pm:   

What kind of aerial do you have????
Pvp
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 03:55 pm:   

I just plug the box in.... I don't think there is an external ariel. It was fine last weekend, now caput.
Baggydave
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 04 September, 2006 - 02:58 pm:   

When I lived in Sydenham you just had to put a piece of wire on your filings to get reception. In the posh estate analogue is pretty bad, although I only have difficulties with Channel 5 and to a lesser extent ITV so itís not a disaster.

When ITV launched the ill fated ON-digital they had something up at the Palace so from that I assume that it does digital there.

But also informed due to the radio waves and frequency you can hold up a fluorescent tube and it will light up. Sure someone will tell me if this is just an urban myth
Michael
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 04 September, 2006 - 03:09 pm:   

Sounds like an urban myth. According to Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamp#Fluo rescent_fun you need to be close to high voltage power cables.
Roz
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 07:34 am:   

I agree. I took some flurosecent tubes up there last night and started waving them around under the transmitter- it doesn't work.
Abi
Joined 09-09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 08:27 am:   

In a previous life.... as an AA man.... it'd work if you held the tube up to the aerial on my van and keyed the button on the microphone.
It'd probably do the same on a minicab.


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