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Tuesday 12 March 2019 7:24PM
Keith: Thank you for your reply it is what I expected. I have not changed my aerial not only because of the likely hood of even poorer signal quality on existing stations, but also because I believe that channels 55 & 56 are only a temporary measure and will shut down in either 2020 or 2021 and I am not sure what if any replacement has been planned. My present aerial is on a 20ft mast so without planning permission I cannot go any higher and would certainly not want to upgrade only to lose anything gained in the future. You are correct in your advice. I am currently pursuing the idea of purchasing a Panasonic Freesat Blu-ray recorder to replace my Sky box. Some of the programmes on BBC4 HD I like to archive to Blu-ray which of course cannot be done with Sky. I currently have two Panasonic Freeview HD blu-ray recorders which have given great service but I am concerned about the reduction in terrestrial signal quality from Freeview
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Monday 11 March 2019 7:35PM
We live in a valley but only 20 miles from Crystal Palace transmitter. Our local Wooburn transmitter does not carry the stations we like to watch so we put up with a fluctuating signal from Crystal Palace. Last year we lost Mux 33/35 and as a result can no longer receive BBC4 HD. This is a station we have always watched regularly. My question is, when is it like;y that we will have BBC4 HD restored. I know we might be able to receive it now but this would mean changing our aerial to a wide band one. Since these are lower gain than the current Band A aerial we have, it is not an option to change as we might then be unable to receive some of the stations currently enjoyed, albeit with frequent signal dropouts. Help please.