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Goodbye D2Mac

Analoguesat

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#1
Had info from Denmark saying

TV3 & 3+ slated for closure 15th March

_http://www.viasat.dk/main.phtml?page_type=document&document=72195

DR2 going 1st July.

So its the end of the line for D2Mac in Europe.
 

Likvid

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#2
Thank god at last, never liked any of the D/D2-MAC systems.
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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#3
The Nokia/Finlux/Luxor receivers were probably the best in terms of quality and reliability. Logica (in the city) were making the commercial stuff and I had the job of bringing the signals down from 1W for them to develop the hybrid D/D2MAC units for the racks.
I was working with Uniden when they pulled the plug on development (quiet at the back there), and a lot of my students/successors in the business cut their teeth on receiving Scandinavian broadcasts using the system.

A shame its going, but fifteen years plus in the wild isnt bad at all
 

stealthpirate

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#4
Likvid said:
Thank god at last, never liked any of the D/D2-MAC systems.
NO!!!.... first foray into computers was for D2MAC self upgrades (and a few punters, used to get 15 quid a pop) many many moons ago :rolleyes:
 

Satellite-tv-fan

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#5
I'm staggered that any D2MAC channels still exist myself. I expected them to have all gone at least by the turn of the century. Great fun though playing with all the different parameters on a converted BSB box, picture quality and sound on TV2 Norway etc was fabulous