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SThe Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin, England) transmitter
Wednesday 9 March 2011 7:50PM
Thank you for answering us Brian.
The aerial engineer tried to get a signal from the Ludlow transmitter since that is only a few miles away from our home, but the hilly landscape meant that it wasn't possible.
He said we were best off using The Wrekin, even though that's 25 miles away, which is what he has done.
Unfortunately, we are now getting a very poor signal, with a pixellated picture which is often lost altogether, and we also suffer regular break-ups in the sound. Freeview is pretty much unwatchable on the commercial channels (ITV1, C4, 5, ITV2, etc..)
The engineer said we will have to put up with it until September when the output of the Wrekin transmitter is increased once the analogue transmitters are switched off. That seems a long way off. Not sure what to do. The aerial company has washed its hands of us now, saying it's a case of like it or lump it.
After all this grief, we're almost at the point of giving up with Freeview.
In this day and age, the country should really have moved on to IPTV through FTTH. The day of men climbing on the roof with aerials and signal amplifiers should have long gone!
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Tuesday 8 March 2011 8:14PM
We live in Rock Green nr Ludlow (SY8 2BF). We have just had a digital aerial fitted to the rooftop at a cost of £249 which is pointed to The Wrekin transmitter.
We are only getting the BBC channels on Freeview whereas before we got all five main channels on analogue.
We've asked the aerial fitter to return to repair it but he says it will remedy itself once the output power is boosted in April on the commercial multiplexers on the Wrekin transmitter.
Does anyone know if that will be true?