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Chebby! Help!

Or any other radio head.

The past week or so Magic FM on the Sky box and TV Freeview has lost a lot of treble. It literally sounds like the the treble tone control has been turned down to minimum, but as the Leema doesn't have tone controls...

However, on the Denon tuner the same station is absolutely fine. I've also tried switching the Freeview/Sky box onto different inputs and it's the same. Rubbish.

If you guys could check and report back it'll be appreciated.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Or any other radio head.

The past week or so Magic FM on the Sky box and TV Freeview has lost a lot of treble. It literally sounds like the the treble tone control has been turned down to minimum, but as the Leema doesn't have tone controls...

I didn't even need to crank up the hi-fi!  Even through the television's own speakers it sounded like it was coming through a damp sock compared to adjacent Freeview radio stations!

 

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Just compared Magic FM via TuneIn Radio Pro (via AirPlay) and on Freeview  (Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' unfortunately).

There is definitely something wrong with their Freeview feed.

I suggest you give them a call...

http://www.magic.co.uk/contact-us/

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chebby wrote:

Just compared Magic FM via TuneIn Radio Pro (via AirPlay) and on Freeview  (Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' unfortunately).

There is definitely something wrong with their Freeview feed.

I suggest you give them a call...

http://www.magic.co.uk/contact-us/

Cheers. I'll get onto that tomorrow.

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Spoke to Magic this morning and they've passed on the info to the engineers to run tests. They said they'll phone back but no one has thus far. In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

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In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

And, surely, a hurrah for internet radio where it was also sounding fine. (And where almost the entire planet can listen to it.)

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plastic penguin wrote:

In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

And, surely, a hurrah for internet radio where it was also sounding fine. (And where almost the entire planet can listen to it.)

You're absolutely right. But as I don't have internet radio...

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plastic penguin wrote:

chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

And, surely, a hurrah for internet radio where it was also sounding fine. (And where almost the entire planet can listen to it.)

You're absolutely right. But as I don't have internet radio...

You have a b/band connection and a PC, and didn't you get an iThing recently...

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daveh75 wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

And, surely, a hurrah for internet radio where it was also sounding fine. (And where almost the entire planet can listen to it.)

You're absolutely right. But as I don't have internet radio...

You have a b/band connection and a PC, and didn't you get an iThing recently...

TBH, since they started demolition and construction work in September practically every week the PC goes down, usually only for short periods. In addition we've had numerous power cuts and floods... and blocked toilets. It's a bloody nightmare. Until they complete this work, estimated next January, I'm not even thinkin about anything PC-wise.

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What are you posting on?

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plastic penguin wrote:

In these circumstances hurrah for analogue FM.

Sorry to be pedantic, but BBC FM has been distributed to transmitters in glorious digital from 1972* onwards  Smile

So BBC FM stereo has been about as 'analogue' as your CD player (apart from the 'last hop' from the transmitter)  for over 40 years if you lived in London or the South-East back then.

The story is told here (and it's a highly recommended read if you like all things radio) ...

http://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/pcm-nicam/digits-fm.html

* Roll-out started with the first digital link from Broadcasting House to the Wrotham transmitter in September 1972.

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BenLaw wrote:

What are you posting on?

Please, Mr. Law. You are determined to give me a hard time.

It was no later than October (can't find the exact thread) I went two weeks without a PC and I was looking for compo. My business was suffering. You came on and gave the usual spew..."can't claim for this, can't do that....I'm Ben and I know it all" Well you know f*** all. BT and the construction company reimbursed me in full, and they (Highways Agency) also paid for repairs needed to my old car.

Since then it has gone down every week, only for short periods, but still had a nasty impact on my income. Understand? 

Please pester someone else.

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I think that it was a simple question, PP, and that you are overreacting.

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:O

I'm not sure Ben's gonna let that one go.  :grin:

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I felt it was worth a try...

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I think that it was a simple question, PP, and that you are overreacting.

Sorry, John... it seems everytime I reply to a post then Ben always has to question (it appears) my integrity. That's how it comes across to me.

I have mentioned about power cuts and the fact the PC keeps going down, just prior to the festive period. Just get peed off with it.

Not wanting to gloat by any stretch (no genuine reason to), but ordinary folk should be applauding me, not giving me a hard time. Please feel free to mail me and I'll explain... I'm sure you have a good idea, though.

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