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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
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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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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
12:38 PM

Thanks for all your help guys but but i have no idea what most of this means, i am sat stressing my self out cos i do not have a clue. i have phoned argos up and am getting the tele replaced. it worked before it should work now. i have phoned the technical guys up and the transmitter is working correctly. i ma using an aerial that is in the loft i dunno anything else.

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Dave Lindsay

1:23 PM

Joanne: Let us know if you have issues with the replacement.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
5:06 PM

i have jus recieved my replacement. i am tuning it in now will ley u know

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Joanne's 8 posts GB flag
5:25 PM

Its Working :D with all the channels than ks so much for your patience and time xx

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Dave Lindsay

5:48 PM

Joanne: Good to hear and happy to help.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
2:50 PM

help i have a thompson digital recorder that worked perfectly well until two weeks ago when i moved house and i lost channels 3 4 5 6 and itv plus 1 am still unable to get them can anyone advise.i get my signal from rowbridge.carol

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carol's 1 post GB flag
3:22 PM

I have a SAGEM DTR 6400T/6700T wil this still be okay after the switchover?

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Brenda's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 15 March 2012
3:45 PM

Why does the signal strength vary from channel
to channel

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Saturday, 17 March 2012
Dick Langford
1:38 PM

Dave, sorry for the delay in replying but I've been a bit busy this week.

Before trying your suggestion of removing the cable (it's a pain getting to the rear of the unit!) I did another reset back to default and another retune.

And for some reason it's all working OK now.

Thanks for your help and advice and I hope the next retune on March 21st is less traumatic!



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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Alys Swan-Jackson
8:39 PM

I have an Alba Digital TV LCD19880HDF & an LG (Life's Good) Freeview +DVD Recorder with HDD RHT497H which are hooked up together. If I am recording I usually switch over from the recorder to watch another channel. Two questions: (a) do I retune each piece of equipment seperately & (b)Will I be able to continue viewing/recording in the same way? I am a pensioner and not very good with technology, so can you keep it simple.


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