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Hi, thanks for the info below but for Calais (France) do I now need to install a UK freeview box along side my French TNT box and use one or the other because cannot seem to pick up UK channels since no analogue any more and neither through the French TNT box.

I am going to be spending some time at my mother's house, in the area near Marquise (between Boulogne and Calais) in France. Another Englishman who lived in the village, said that he had been able to receive UK Freeview there. Also, Freeview on Dover TV transmitter - - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002 appears to show that area of France within transmitter range of the Dover transmitter. I have a PAL / SECAM / NTSC compatible TV.

You can receive both analogue and digital UK terrestrial transmissions in some border areas of France. Radio waves do not respect political boundaries. The best thing to do is to use a 100-element class I CAI-marked aerial (the wideband type) and point it the right direction.

You can use a Freeview box with any TV that has a SCART socket. Digital TV replaces the old analogue PAL, SECAM and NTSC systems.

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Thanks for your answers.
What a shame !! I have lived in this area since 1966 and 10 miles in land from Calais we have always received perfectly the 4 english channels until analogue dissapeared!!
Vive le modernisme !!

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