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Friday, 16 March 2012
Dave Lindsay

9:08 AM

Wendy Townsend: What is the model name and number of the recorder?

When you connect the recorder box into the aerial lead, do you loose all channels on the TV?

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Wendy Townsend
10:05 AM

Wendy Townsend:
I have a Bush Freeview Digital tv recorder,on the instruction manual there are 4 numbers
532/2305 532/2312 BU11FVRSD32 and BU11FVRSS50and a Hitachi TV, both new. I have no idea which one of these means anything. and Yes as soon I connect the box to the aerial, I can,t get anything on the TV, no sound no picture, won,t even turn off by the remote control??

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3:58 PM
Whitley Bay

Channel 55 from Pontop Pike @ NE25 9YD has been of very poor signal quality for last three weeks - picture is just breaking up. All other channels including HD are perfect - any reason why?

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Saturday, 17 March 2012
Martin Rosen

12:09 AM

jb38: Thank you for your help. I am not sure how to do a factory default. I know how to retune, so I will do that when I return.

For people that are around on switchover dates, do they need to do just a retune or do they also need to do a factory default as well - I have seen no publicity about that.

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7:53 AM

Martin Rosen: To be honest about it a factory default re-set is not always really necessary in most cases, but I always usually recommend this as its a way of virtually guaranteeing that there wont be any remnants of anything previously stored in the tuning memory lurking around to cause any odd problems to occur.

So if you just carry out a normal re-tune you will probably be OK, but if you experience any odd problems whatsoever then re-set the TV to its factory default setting as this will return it to the same condition as when first taken it out of its packing case.

By the way "factory default" or re-set is called "first time installation" on some brands as they all use different names for the same procedure.

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Brian Gregory

10:48 AM

Annie B: Are they sharing the same aerial? can you try swapping their positions temporarily to try and see if one aerial feed is bad or if one device is just less able to cope with the signals you are receiving? Perhaps it's better by now anyway now that the unusual weather conditions are more or less ended.

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Beryl Gray
2:10 PM

We had Freeview but decided to go for the FreeSAT to give us more channels. However, we cannot get channel 12 'Yesterday'through FreeSAT, we still have to revert to Analogue. As my husband watches this channel more than any other, will we lose it completely when Analogue is no more? Or do you know something we don't!!

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Dave Lindsay

2:24 PM

Beryl Gray: Yesterday is one of the channels that is not available on Freesat, but is available on the full Freeview service. As you are in an area served by full Freeview now, then you will be after switchover.

Yesterday is not available on analogue and has never been. Terrestrial analogue consists of BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Channel 4. Channel 5 is available on analogue with limited coverage.

As you TV is likely to have Freeview built in, or you have a separate Freeview box if it doesn't, then you would be best advised to retain it and the terrestrial aerial as a back-up should the satellite services be unavailable and also so you can view channels that aren't available on Freesat.

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lorna fraser
4:05 PM

I am trying to connect an old tv with scart sockets to a new digital freeview recorder which only has hmdi output.what is the best way of going about this if it is possible?

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5:50 PM

lorna fraser: What is the model number of the digital recorder being referred to, and if possible the same info regarding the TV.

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