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Thread #86571 Message #1611012
Posted By: gnomad
22-Nov-05 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: British TV: Utter Tripe!
Subject: RE: BS: British TV: Utter Tripe!
Had a freeview box at my last home and can relate to Gervase's addiction to the edited highlights of the TV age.
Don't know how my new town (Whitby) will deal with the analogue switch-off though, as most of us (including me) are unable to get channel 5, hence no freeview. Planning regs prevent many of us from putting up a satelite dish if we wanted to,and could afford one.
As a bonus DAB radio doesn't get here and isn't scheduled to do so in the forseeable future.
Of course we do get to pay the full licence fee, just as if we had a full service.
Luckily, or maybe even as a consequence, there is a thriving live culture to take part in, so the telly can to a great extent go hang.