[access-uk] Re: Cable, Freeview or Freesat

Thanks, Barry.  Will do that.

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Carol P
---- Original Message ----
From: "Barry Hill" <bbinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 1:09 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Cable, Freeview or Freesat

You could talk to the digital switch over team on 0800 40
85 910.  They'll be able to give you some good advice and
may even be able to install your equipment for you.

Cheers

Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carol
Pearson Sent: 25 March 2011 12:32 PM
To: Access UK Mailing List
Subject: [access-uk] Cable, Freeview or Freesat

Hi all,

We've been Cable customers for ages but are considering
moving either to Freeview or Freesat and would be
grateful if you could help us to look at these
alternatives as we don't know a great deal.  The cost is
obviously going to be one benefit, since we're only going
to have one initial layout, presumably?  Primarily,
though, for various reasons we're tired of being tied to
Cable and just a few, rather unknowledgeable engineers
who visit.
This has all recently come to a head as, with various
movings around, our workable setup has gone wrong once
again and no current Cable engineer seems to be able to
put it right and we have no knowledgeable friends who can
either.  I should explain that our setup to date has been
that our TV has retained the terestial channels for our
use primarily so that we could continue to use our analog
video, with Cobolt's handset.  In addition, Cable was
tuned to another channel so we didn't miss anything there
we wanted, plus audio description, of course.  This gave
us real flexibility.  Now, however, nobody has the
knowledge to retune the TV and it's considered it could
be a TV fault anyway.
If we're going to purchase a new TV then we may as well
think possibly Freeview enabled.

OK, here are a few questions to get us started:

1.    Are the channels on Freeview the same as those one
would get on Freesat?

2.    Has anyone yet found a good and reliable way to
record programmes in our absence as a totally blind
person with either of these two alternatives?
3.    How good is the freeview coverage across the
country these days?
4.    How high does the dish need to be seated
(generally) for good reception using Freesat?  (We only
have a bungalow, so no second floor ...)
Any help on the above would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

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Carol P

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