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4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« on: 22 February 2012, 17:06:28 »
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Almost a million UK homes will need to have filters installed to prevent TV interference from 4G mobile signals - at a cost of £108m.

A smaller number of homes - about 10,000 - will need to switch to satellite or cable TV services in order to avoid degraded picture quality.

Homes that cannot receive these alternative platforms will receive up to £10,000 each to "find a solution".

Costs will be met by the winner of a spectrum auction later this year.

Consultations are currently being held into how spectrum - which is used by analogue television - will be offered to mobile operators once airwaves are freed up by the switch to digital.

These airwaves are crucial to mobile operators to create next-generation mobile services.

The winning bidder, or bidders, will be required to pay for the costs of making sure viewers of digital terrestrial television (DTT) will not be affected by the changes.

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In a consultation document released in August last year, media regulator Ofcom estimated that about 760,000 homes could be affected.

However, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) told the BBC that further research had suggested that number was likely to be closer to 900,000.

Homes falling within a certain range of transmitter towers will automatically have a filter issued, while a helpline will be set up to deal with interference cases outside of the predicted areas.

The filter, which is fitted to a digital TV box, blocks out unwanted noise from the 4G signal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17125468

Puuma2

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Re: 4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« Reply #1 on: 23 February 2012, 07:46:31 »
"If you give £10,000 to a lady in Cumbria and say: 'You need to fix it' - I don't think it's enough”

Sexist ??

Puuma2

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Re: 4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« Reply #2 on: 23 February 2012, 07:49:07 »
Snadges posting of this was deleted in favour of Jay 9's.....



snadge

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Re: 4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« Reply #3 on: 23 February 2012, 12:11:01 »
fair do's im sure i posted mine first...regardless of times lol...i may be wrong

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Re: 4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« Reply #4 on: 23 February 2012, 22:57:10 »
oh behave ... I was supporting the under dog plus Jay posted in TV section... :) :) :)


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Re: 4G TV interference: Up to a million homes 'need filters'
« Reply #5 on: 23 February 2012, 23:13:59 »
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I was supporting the under dog

i know, i know :):):):)

 

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