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Sunday, 15 July 2012
Nick g
3:09 PM

I have a problem with my hd channels but no others. In fact all other channels are at 100%. Previously all channels were fine why would this fault suddenly develope?

Thanks in advance

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5:01 PM

Nick g: Its quite impossible to offer any advice when your location isn't known, as the reception predictor used for reference purposes cannot be accessed without a post code being entered, or at least one from nearby such as a shop / pub etc.

Speaking in general terms, HD being problematic when SD appears to be OK can in many cases be caused by an excessively high level of signal being received and which will always affect HD reception before SD, but this cannot be verified one way or the other without a location being provided.

My only reason for saying this is, that "if" the 100% that you mention is referring to strength then an overloading problem could well be applying.

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Susan Mulvenna
10:10 PM

I have an outside aerial and I rescanned my free view , but signal strengh is only 29 so I only have few channels, is there anything I can do to boost signal.

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Susan's: mapS's Freeview map terrainS's terrain plot wavesS's frequency data S's Freeview Detailed Coverage

11:54 PM

Susan Mulvenna: As the Divis transmitter is indicated as being located at just over 1 mile away then the signal level you are receiving from it could be that strong that its partially blocking your tuner, and something which can result in low signal strength readings being seen due to instability in the tuner corrupting data, and so if you have a set top aerial around plug that in and try another rescan, if though you don't have access to a set top aerial then even a short piece of wire (about 18" min) plugged into the inner part of the aerial socket will suffice for a test.

Should this action result in more channels being received then you will require to fit an attenuator in line with your TV or boxes aerial socket.

The only problem that you might have is that you are predicted as also being able to receive signals from both the Black Mountain relay transmitters as well as Divis, and depending on your box it might pick up one of these two relays rather than Divis, anyway try whats been suggested and give an update on results.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 16 July 2012
10:35 AM

how do attach my cables between a Humax Foxsat, HD Television and my HDMI dvd recorder/player so I can record using the Foxsat channels I have a HD television, a Humax Foxsat HDR and a Sony HDMI dvd

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jean stevenson
9:05 PM

Can I record my freeview tv programmes on an old sky digibox?

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Mark Fletcher

9:18 PM

Jean Stevenson.No is the answer !

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012
graham martin
12:50 PM

Hi,have just installed a Sharp TU-T2 HD reciever.Brilliant HD reception but am getting annoying "service list change"message on screen every few minutes.Sharp say its a message being broadcast from the transmitter and cannot be removed from screen or inhibited. Anyone else having this problem or can recommend a fix please.

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graham martin's 1 post GB flag
8:36 PM

TO KMJ Derby

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Maggie's 11 posts GB flag

9:24 PM

I was very interested to read your answer to Bernie on
Saturday 14 July 2012 11:42AM re TV's No1 HDMI socket usually has an auto-switch sensor because it seems to explain what happens to me.
When watching Freeview on the TV it will suddenly switch over to Freesat even though the box is swiched off.
It is of no great concern as I simply switch back to TV but could you say if this is normal or might I have a problem with the HDMI 1 socket on the tv.

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