I know, I know. You're all desperate to know what the state of play is on my satellite signal. I can tell this because of the flood of emails that have been bombarding my email address ever since I first mentioned the problems.
Posts about "Digital TV"
Should you be wondering - unlikely I know - but no, I still don't have satellite television.
The trauma of Sunday where I spent far too long nudging my satellite dish is still in my mind, especially when various Googling and discussions at work did suggest it might be a problem with the LNB (that's the prong that sticks out of the dish) but before I started buying new satellite bits, or calling up people to check things, I thought it would be worth just checking the box on someone else's satellite dish.
When we moved into this house, I was rather delighted to find a satellite dish on the side. After some time I got a cheap second hand set top box for it, then a remote. Before going on holiday, I finally got a viewing card too.
There's now an indepth report on the analogue TV switch off trial that recently occurred in Ferryside, Wales. It's quite a long document but it was the small section on digital text services that caught by eye - especially the user reactions to them in a world where they'd be unable to get Ceefax.
Coverage of Tim Henman playing tennis means digital viewers wishing to get regional news viewers in England are told to go back to analogue...
So after it being initially perfect and then very bad indeed, my Goodmans GDB3 DTT (Freeview) set top box went back to Argos last night.
Last September I bought (and raved about) a new Goodmans GDB3 set top box. It was a good box. Until a few months ago...
Teletext has been in a bit of a limbo land on digital and questions had to be asked as to whether it could even survive in the digital land. Recent developments do seem to give it a chance...
The BBC has launched News Multiscreen, and EMAP seems to have some big plans, but what they're not saying. Interactive services on Freeview are really getting interesting.