Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

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Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Postby fyfin » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:18 pm

I've just been told by our administrator that our communal Spanish TV system will lose channels unless we pay €350 to modify existing equipment.
The other option is to have new equipment installed at €460 but we can get a grant from the Government if we go that route.
Apparently it's all to do with 5G but I thought that related to mobile phones and internet so I am slightly confused and wonder if it's some sort of con.
Has anyone else come across this?
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Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Postby satandpcguy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm

Just like when 4g was introduced, certain frequencies currently being used for terrestrial TV will be used for 5g.
Channels in the affected frequency bands ( 694-790 MHz UHF band ie channels 50 - 60, inc the RTVE channels on 58 - 770 MHz) will be relocated to other frequencies below 690MHz)
In theory no change in equipment should be required for many...just a rescan for channels once they change.
Most community systems with programmable amplifiers will need to be reprogrammed.
Those community systems that use individual "module" for certain frequencies , will need the modules updating or even replaced with new modules with the new frequencies.
Communities affected can get a small grant to help with any new equipment required.
The frequencies are scheduled to be cleared by June 2020...
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Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Postby fyfin » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Many thanks. I was told it had to be done before the end of this year as the channels are disappearing soon.
I wanted to wait til January when we would have more funds.
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Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:58 am

fyfin wrote:...unless we pay €350...installed at €460


Is that per household ? :eek:
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Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Postby fyfin » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:09 am

There's 31 apartments so that's the total cost to the community to come out of community funds. I dont know if individual houses with standard aerials are affected.
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