Trouble is, relay transmitters
only provide half the Freeview package.
Many people across North Wales have raised this with me, in particular those in the Rhosllannerchrugog and Penycae area who have to rely on the relay transmitter
for their Moel y Parc signal.
his digital TV is provided on a relay transmitter
, he gets less than half of the 48 channels available.
Since digital switch-over, the vast majority of people in east and north-east Wales still choose to tune into English transmitters as they offer a larger choice of channels, as opposed to the Welsh relay transmitters
which only broadcast Freeview-lite and its minimal range of channels.
After switchover, relay transmitters
will broadcast around 15 Freeview TV channels, including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 plus associated services such as ITV2 and BBC Three.
But homes that get their TV signal from one of the network of smaller relay transmitters
around the region have to wait until September 21 for the switchover process to be completed.
Households receiving their TV signal from local relay transmitters
will receive new digital services later in the day and should tune in for the first time or retune from this point.
He said it was not commercially viable or technically practicable to provide the additional commercial channels through its two transmitters so some mostly rural communities - about 9% of UK homes - missed out because they are fed by relay transmitters
The wire that caused the arcing was rubbing on the airframe in the vicinity of the comm 2 relay transmitters
Freeview viewers will need to retune again on that date as digital signals are boosted and extra channels made available from nearly 70 relay transmitters
across the North West.
You don't have that in the valleys and you need several local relay transmitters
to get the signal down there.
Some Freeview digital channels, including BBC Two, become available for the first time to viewers served by relay transmitters
Over 50,000 viewers using relay transmitters
- in areas such as Arfon and Conwy - are now able to receive digital TV through their aerial (Freeview) for the first time.
FURTHER to the article about digital TV switchover which appeared in the Examiner on June 17 and specifically John Halstead's comments on behalf of Broadbent's electrical shop, I'd like to clarify for your readers that all relay transmitters
served by the Emley Moor main transmitter will be converted to digital in September.
The switchover will take place in two stages and will see Freeview coverage boosted to reach thousands of viewers who get their signal from local relay transmitters