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Old 28-01-2013, 12:59
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Hello.
Does anyone know the UHF channels on which Milton Keynes analogue cable TV operates?
Thanks.
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Old 28-01-2013, 13:23
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Hello.
Does anyone know the UHF channels on which Milton Keynes analogue cable TV operates?
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It has stopped operating now
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Old 28-01-2013, 13:43
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it has done for quite some time.

I do wonder what the situation is like now. There are some blocks of flats especially in Southampton that are under listed buildings.

Those places didn't have an Arial and as such used the free UHF channels on virgins network. I wonder now if those buildings now have either got permission to have a community arial / satellite or theres some agreement by virgin to supply boxes such as the V HD to access package M?

my old box had a special bypasser fitted to the back, it was connected to both cable in and UHF out and you plugged your cable in to it and your tv to it. it allowed all the free stuff to operate even if the box was off.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:13
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It is a cable system. It does not broadcast on UHF channels.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:21
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That's interesting. Thanks.

A resident was telling last week that he gets some channels through the cable connection, with his TV set to analogue. He gets some channels through the aerial, with the TV set to digital. When he combines the two inputs ( to avoid swapping cables ), the digital input does not work. I suspect that the analogue cable system uses at least one frequency which is also used by Sandy Heath freeview.

Perhaps a resident of MK could check the channel numbers.
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:21
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Milton Keynes cable is still going, and it does offer some channels in the range that TVs can tune to

However I don't know what the UHF channels are
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Old 28-01-2013, 15:30
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It is a cable system. It does not broadcast on UHF channels.
it did, on analogue cable I think the main channels ran on a mixture of UHF / VHF, with local TV being 'fed' in.

Some IDTV's do have a DVB-C tuner, and it can scan in VM channels however this is entirely against any T&C's of virgin media
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:59
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Thanks for trying, everyone.
If anyone does find the frequencies sometime, I would be pleased to know them.
Cheers.
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Old 01-02-2013, 18:40
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Hello.
Does anyone know the UHF channels on which Milton Keynes analogue cable TV operates?
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what network is that on?
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Old 01-02-2013, 22:06
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Sorry, but I don't understand the question.
The CATV system in MK uses PAL analogue signals on the UHF TV band to carry TV signals to viewers' houses.
What do you mean by "network"?
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Old 01-02-2013, 22:32
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what network is that on?
VIRGIN
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Old 02-02-2013, 00:14
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what network is that on?
An old analogue network build in the 60's. Originally owned by BT but operated under some sort of lease arrangement with VM.

Basically, it is outdated infrastructure with neither company having any incentive to fund an upgrade.
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Old 02-02-2013, 20:02
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An old analogue network build in the 60's. Originally owned by BT but operated under some sort of lease arrangement with VM.

Basically, it is outdated infrastructure with neither company having any incentive to fund an upgrade.
wat was the bt cable system like?
was it a good system?
how many channels was there?
was the picture and sound any good?
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:42
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wat was the bt cable system like?
was it a good system?
how many channels was there?
was the picture and sound any good?
About as good as you could expect from an analogue cable system built in the 60s. Milton Keynes planning regulations did not allow residents to have rooftop aerials, the cable system was provided as an alternative.
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Old 02-02-2013, 21:44
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About as good as you could expect from an analogue cable system built in the 60s. Milton Keynes planning regulations did not allow residents to have rooftop aerials, the cable system was provided as an alternative.
ok,fair enough
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Old 22-11-2013, 22:42
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Well the analogue cable plug gets pulled next week as Virgin will no longer provide such a service in Milton Keynes which ends analogue cable in MK from the 1970s
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Old 23-11-2013, 11:01
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Well the analogue cable plug gets pulled next week as Virgin will no longer provide such a service in Milton Keynes which ends analogue cable in MK from the 1970s
was it still operating? you guys must have been the only ones left!

I guess southampton was lucky when they did our upgrades.
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