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How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?



 
 
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Old October 11th 06, 09:10 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

There is a great thread going on digital high power.
But I'm wondering how it will happen.

Take Emley Moor for an example.
Present high power anologue, possible reduction in power nearer we get to
switch off in order to make the equipment last untill switch off day.
Present low power digital transmitters.
Future new high power equipment supplied, does it get tested once installed?
( would present anologue/digital go off for these tests.)
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the new
digital go on?

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Old October 11th 06, 09:20 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

David wrote:

There is a great thread going on digital high power.
But I'm wondering how it will happen.

Take Emley Moor for an example.
Present high power anologue, possible reduction in power nearer we get to
switch off in order to make the equipment last untill switch off day.
Present low power digital transmitters.
Future new high power equipment supplied, does it get tested once installed?
( would present anologue/digital go off for these tests.)
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the new
digital go on?

--
Regards,
David

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One day it'll be there, next, yank, plug's pulled and anyone sitting
at home without a digibox will be going "What the fu....." :O)

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Old October 11th 06, 09:25 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

In article , David
wrote:
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the
new digital go on?


AIUI one analogue channel goes and is replaced by all the main digital
channels. Then some days later the other analogue versions of the channels
that are now broadcast at full power digital are also switched off to allow
the other digital channels to be switched on at full power. Two or three step
process. I think it's BBC2 that goes first. Everything else is duplicated in
digital before analogue switch-off.

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Old October 11th 06, 10:16 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Piggy
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?


"David" wrote in message
...
There is a great thread going on digital high power.
But I'm wondering how it will happen.

Take Emley Moor for an example.
Present high power anologue, possible reduction in power nearer we get to
switch off in order to make the equipment last untill switch off day.
Present low power digital transmitters.
Future new high power equipment supplied, does it get tested once
installed? ( would present anologue/digital go off for these tests.)
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the
new digital go on?



I must admit its sounds dodgy doing it all at once. I think it would be more
sensible to switch off BBC2, C4 & C5 a year earlier that way the consumer
knows their time is up. Also three muxs could be running at full power. And
on BBC1 and ITV1 there should be annoying DOG counting down days to the
switch off date.


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Old October 11th 06, 12:28 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David B.
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

That sounds about right John. As I understand it, the plan for the
Whitehaven area (*First to be Forced*) is that BBC2 analogue will be
switched off and replaced by a digital multiplex a full month before the
final switchover date.

Then again, the plan is also for our channel Five signal to be turned off
altogether on the switchover date, because of the way the feed reaches the
local transmitter- and not turned on again until the rebuilding of the
Caldbeck transmitter is completed in 2009. Also, behind-the-scenes tussles
are ongoing to decide whether some of the specialist Freeview channels (e.g.
FilmFour) will be provided on our transmitter at all (*Second-class
Service?*).

David B.
Somewhere on a hillside just outside Whitehaven.

"John Cartmell" wrote in message
...
In article , David
wrote:
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the
new digital go on?


AIUI one analogue channel goes and is replaced by all the main digital
channels. Then some days later the other analogue versions of the channels
that are now broadcast at full power digital are also switched off to

allow
the other digital channels to be switched on at full power. Two or three

step
process. I think it's BBC2 that goes first. Everything else is duplicated

in
digital before analogue switch-off.



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Old October 11th 06, 12:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Martin Jay
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

In message , David B.
writes
That sounds about right John. As I understand it, the plan for the
Whitehaven area (*First to be Forced*) is that BBC2 analogue will be
switched off and replaced by a digital multiplex a full month before the
final switchover date.


What's the plan for BBC Two in Wales, where analogue and digital show
different programming in the evening?
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Old October 11th 06, 01:28 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?


"David B." wrote in message
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.. Also, behind-the-scenes tussles
are ongoing to decide whether some of the specialist Freeview channels
(e.g.
FilmFour) will be provided on our transmitter at all (*Second-class
Service?*).


Yes I've failed to understand the situation that some transmitters will not
have the full 6 muxs thus as you say giveing some people second class
service.
I myself if I were on a relay with only 3 or 4 muxes would be most upset,
bet they do not get a reduction in liecence fee.

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Old October 11th 06, 01:30 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?


"Piggy" The wrote in message
...

"David" wrote in message
...
There is a great thread going on digital high power.
But I'm wondering how it will happen.

Take Emley Moor for an example.
Present high power anologue, possible reduction in power nearer we get to
switch off in order to make the equipment last untill switch off day.
Present low power digital transmitters.
Future new high power equipment supplied, does it get tested once
installed? ( would present anologue/digital go off for these tests.)
At say midnight on the appointed day, the anolgue/digital go off and the
new digital go on?



I must admit its sounds dodgy doing it all at once. I think it would be
more sensible to switch off BBC2, C4 & C5 a year earlier that way the
consumer knows their time is up. Also three muxs could be running at full
power. And on BBC1 and ITV1 there should be annoying DOG counting down
days to the switch off date.


LOL. They could bring back their region DOG **** too. ;-)

"BBC ONE East Yorkshire & North Lincolshire, and turn left at the petrol
station just passed the church" and "1156 days to switch off".

Well they would:

http://logofreetv.org/?mode=logofree...0-%20p3&order=




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Old October 11th 06, 01:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?

In article ,
David wrote:


I myself if I were on a relay with only 3 or 4 muxes would be most upset,
bet they do not get a reduction in liecence fee.


Like a fishing licence, the TV licence offers no guarantee of catching
anything ;-)

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Old October 11th 06, 02:04 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
David
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Default How will it happen? Anologue off, digital on?


"charles" wrote in message .

Like a fishing licence, the TV licence offers no guarantee of catching
anything ;-)


Yes, but it seems something like "WE" have decided you will not recieve all
the terrestrial digital. "THEY" have decided to make limited transmission
in some areas.
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