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TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will not receive Freeview after switchover is complete

Here is the list from Digital UK of boxes and sets that will no
published on UK Free TV

If you use one of these to watch Freeview, or are hoping to after switchover happens in your region, you will need to get a new Freeview box at switchover.

ONdigital/ITVdigital branded set top boxes

Nokia Mediamaster 9850T; Pace DTR730 and DTR735, Philips DTX6370, DTX6371 and DTX6372; Pioneer DBRT200 and DBRT210, Sony VTX-D500; Toshiba DTB2000.

If you have any of these you will need to recycle it and get a new box.

Freeview branded set top boxes

Fusion FRT100*, Pace DTVA-T "Wedge Adaptor", DT210F*, Samsung SIRU200i (Without M suffix).

Freeview, ONdigital and ITV branded integrated digital television sets

Alba ONdigital sets, Bush ONdigital sets.

Hitachi 28WDDODTN, 32WD40DTN and D36W840DTN; Panasonic TX-28DT2, TX-32DT2, TX-28DT30*, TX-32DT30*, TX-36DT30*, TX-36DT35* and TX-32DH40*; Philips 28DW6734, 32DW6834, 32DW9625, 28DW6557* and 32DW6557*.

Sanyo CE28DFN1-B, CE32DFN1-B, CE28DFN2-B, CE32DFN2-B, CE32DFN2BK-B, CE28DWN1-B, CE28DFN3-B-00, CE32DFN3-B-00, CE30LD3-B,CE30LD3BK-B, CE27LD3-B, CE23LD4-B, CE23LD4W-B, CE27LD4-B, CE27LD4BK-B, CE32LD4-B, CE32LD4BK-B, CE27LD5-B and CE32LD5-B.

Sony 28DS60, 32DS60, 28DS65, 32DS65, 28DX20, 32DX20, 28DX30, 32DX30, 28DS20, 32DS20, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KP41DS1, KP51DS1, KP51DS2, KD28DX40*, KD32DX40*, KD32DX100*, KD32NX100*, KD32NX200*, KD36NX200*; Toshiba 28WT98B, 32WT98B, 28ZT29B, 32ZT29B, 36ZT29B, 42WT29B, 50WT29B and 57WT29B.

All these sets can be upgraded - contact the supplier (numbers below) to add a Freeview box to the set.

Boxes that do not support both 2k and 8k modes

Some boxes are having problems during switchover supporting both modes at the same times:

  • Sharp TU-R160H
  • Humax 9200T
  • Thomson DTi 1000

The workaround appears to be to add the "8k" channel manually (C62 for Selkirk, for example) and then to do this procedure after switchover is complete: My Freeview box has no EPG, is missing Film4, Channel 4+1, no sound on ITV3 or the channel line up is wrong - - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002

This is on top of the boxes that could not cope with the changes to the Network Information Table (NIT): Daewoo DS608P, Labgear DTT100, Triax DVB 2000T, Portland DP100 and these VCR/STBs: Daewoo SV900, Bush IDVCR01

Helpline numbers

  • Alba 0871 230 1777
  • Bush 0871 230 1777
  • Daewoo 0870 100 2525
  • Hitachi 0870 405 4405
  • Humax 0870 247 8800
  • Nokia 0845 045 5555
  • Pace 0870 120 1910
  • Panasonic 0800 169 3012
  • Philips 0870 900 9070
  • Pioneer 0330 123 1240
  • Sharp 08705 274 277
  • Sony 08705 111999
  • Thomson 01443 220220
  • Toshiba 0115 976 6958

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Friday, 15 April 2011
Mike Dimmick

6:59 PM

Simon: Waltham Mux 2 simply *moved* to C31. It hasn't yet changed mode - still in 2K mode. Please see Single Frequency Interference for help.

The PVR-9200T has an RF output. Check what this is set to - it defaults to C36 but you might have moved it to something else. If you've done a Default Setting, it will have moved back to C36. When the box is off it seems to have a big notch cutting out various channels around C36, whatever frequency you've set it to - causes me a big problem with my Freeview TV on Crystal Palace Mux A and Mux C.

The most recent firmware, 1.00.23, for the 9200T clears all channels before doing an Automatic Search (or, rather, the search results are stored separately, then they replace the previous set when you press Save). This version was released in May last year; Humax recommend resetting to defaults after installing it. It has been broadcast several times, so you should already have it as long as you've left the box in standby overnight.

If you weren't leaving it in standby because it took a long time for the EPG to fill up, this version also fixes that problem - EPG data is now saved to the hard drive when you put it in standby.

For manual update instructions see
Welcome to HUMAX [UK]
- note you will need a computer with a legacy serial port (RS232) and compatible cable.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
7:33 PM

I have 1.00.23 and it was indeed set to C36. Are you suggesting I should change the RF output to a different channel? I've changed to other channels and undertaken a default setting but it still will not pick up anything on C31.

Any other ideas?

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Simon's 6 posts GB flag
Saturday, 16 April 2011

1:43 PM

I see that the Thomson DTI 1000 has problems supporting 2k and 8k at the same time. I have a somewhat unusual arrangement with a one aerial pointed at Black Hill main transmitter and a second aerial for my kitchen TV pointed at a local relay. I have been given a Thomson box, which I plan to use in the kitchen. Am I correct in assuming that after switchover all channels will be 8k and this box should work okay?

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Scott's 110 posts GB flag
4:18 PM

after 13th april we have lost itv1, channel4, channel 5 and others all from mux2, yet through the tv we get all the channels. Through a digihome pvr80 box we get all the channels but then the tv misses the mux2 channels. we are in NG17 2EH area. anyone have any ideas what the problem is

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simon's 3 posts GB flag
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5:11 PM

Simon - I think you need to ask on the page for the transmitter you are using. Presumably some changes as the area switches off Analogue!

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steve's 1,173 posts GB flag
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6:02 PM

steve - thanks, I had already done another one after this

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simon's 3 posts GB flag
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Sunday, 17 April 2011

8:27 AM

Scott: Yes, the Thomson DTI 1000 does work OK when all transmissions are 8k.

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Briantist's 38,902 posts GB flag
Thursday, 21 April 2011
10:35 PM

I see in the list (SANYO CE32DFN2-B) will not work after the switch over. So why sell it as a Digital TV if that is the case what do I do with this BOX. It like bying a BMW X5 with a 2.0L deisel engine in.Any advise regards very ANOYED

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Friday, 22 April 2011
Mike Dimmick

3:00 AM

Derrick: The spec always had 2K and 8K modes, but Sanyo only implemented the 2K mode. Try contacting them via You can still use the TV as a TV, but you will need an external Freeview box. Again, if you complain, Sanyo may provide one.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 29 April 2011
2:24 PM

The Grundig GDT1000 STB doesn't seem to work properly with 8K as it seems the software defaults to using 2K when storing even though the hardware appears to support 8K when manually tuning, my transmitter has switched to digital only and the box is now useless, shame I hate throwing working electronics away!

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