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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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Saturday, 11 June 2011

3:55 PM

Pleased to report that my Thomson DTI1000 box is working well after DSO Stage One.

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Scott's 110 posts GB flag
Sunday, 12 June 2011

12:04 AM

Mike/Alan - You do not need a license unless you actually USE your TV to receive live broadcast channels.

But you do need it even if you can't receive ANY BBC channels!

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Steve's 1,173 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Angela Mathers
7:08 PM

Anyone having trouble with Alba quick to view?

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Monday, 20 June 2011
Val Valiant
6:15 PM

When running a set-top box with an analogue TV, we had audible signals from lots of radio stations including BBC Radio1,2,3,4 and other commercial stations in the 700 range. We now have a LG set with an integral FreeviewHD tuner and although a scan shows that they still exit..when we select Radio 4 (for example) we get a notice saying this isonly available on FM or digital radio. What's going on? We are in the Craigkelly reception area

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Val Valiant's 1 post GB flag

8:23 PM

Val on an lg tv there is a button that says tv radio this will take you to the radio channels and back to the tv on the same button you carnt normaly press 700 to get radio one on these tvs try that hope it works

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Mazbar's 384 posts GB flag
Friday, 24 June 2011

9:44 PM

Val Valiant: Are you trying to receive BBC radio while BBC Alba is being broadcast? Most radio stations are removed to make way for Alba during its hours of transmission.

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Scott's 110 posts GB flag
Saturday, 25 June 2011

1:08 AM

By Scott I think you have it!

It does seem odd to remove facilities for all 6 million Scots in order to provide facilities available only to the 1% (60,000) of them who CAN understand Gaelic. I wonder what proportion of them - ALL also English speakers - would prefer to have the removed radio programmes?

In Wales 20% of the population speak Welsh. It seems reasonable to provide TV to that number. It is done at the price of C4 - replaced by "Sianel pimp ec" (S4C) .

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Steve's 1,173 posts GB flag

9:29 AM

I am surprised Mr Salmond an his colleagues did not demand removal of the Parliament Channel instead to prevent people viewing an imperialist 'English' institution!

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Scott's 110 posts GB flag
12:14 PM

I retuned my free view box only to lose a lot of channels. I lost Film4, Dave, Sky Three, Yesterday, Viva, ITV4, Dave ja vu, E4+ 1, and all news channels except BBC.
I have a Phillips DTR1500 which I have done a default reset on but still no joy.

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Chris's 4 posts GB flag

12:34 PM

Chris: I overcame a different problem by clearing everying (rescan with the aerial unplugged) then carrying out a manual tune for each of the channels as listed in this site for your transmitter.

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