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BBC Radio is no longer on Freeview after 4pm and 5pm.


Aitchbee
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At 5pm tonight I was lowering my venetian blinds after listening to a radio4 programme about cyborgs, when all-of-a-sudden the sound and picture on my TV which was tuned in to Freeview, conked out ... I thought it was the screeching sound of the blinds going down that caused this 'blank out'.

After a few seconds a red screen was displayed saying...

**This BBC Radio service is not available on Freeview: Weekdays 5pm to midnight Saturday 4pm to 1.00am Sunday 4pm to midnight You can continue to listen to BBC Radio services via FM, digital radio, digital cable and satellite TV, at bbc.co.uk/radio or at individual websites. BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 1 Xtra and BBC Radio 6 Music continue to be available on Freeview**.

Has this just happened today?

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Woolwell

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Good point about hotels and radio on tv's.

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morddwyd

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"digital radio came along for free."

But it isn't.

With ever increasing energy costs listening to radio via a powered up TV is surely not the best option?

Given that DAB radios are also power hungry, if you don;t want the expense of a separate internet radio, why not connect a couple of powered speakers to your computer?

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Aitchbee

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morddwyd - I connected to internet radio about a year ago via my 1gb/month bb modem dongle [using a piece of software called Radiotracker] and left it 'running' for 4 hours whilst I went to visit my sister's house.

On returning, I discovered that I had 'ran up' a bill for £60 'cos I had went way past my allocated monthly download.Worst of all the radio sounds had not been saved to my hard disk.

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morddwyd

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"I'm sure the capital cost of 4 DAB radios outweighs any energy savings "

That's why I suggested internet radio (with, in deference to HB, broadband and a decent limit), the only capital cost being a pair of powered speakers.

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Aitchbee

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morddwyd - I listen to the radio (BBC radio4) at night time [in bed] thru' to dawn, so internet listening (via a computer) does not appeal to me.

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john bunyan

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I listen to FM radio 4 via normal and tiny Roberts pocket radios with a headset. I have a DAB /FM /iPod clock radio that wakes me up and has a sleep function. I belie3ve FM uses less power than DAB on battery sets and in my view has better sound.

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morddwyd

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"and in my view has better sound."

Whole new ball game.

Thermionic v transistor, CD v vinyl, wood surround v man made, flat v graphic equaliser, even velvet curtains v Venetian blinds!

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