menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Archive (2002-)

 

 

Click to see updates

Feedback

Changes to feedback page

Changes to feedback page
published on UK Free TV

For the last six years, I have answered many thousands of personal emails that you have sent to UK Free TV.

Sadly, I am unable to offer this personal service at the moment.

Until I can restore this service, please can you leave any questions you have on an appropriate page, where they will be answered as soon as possible, or below, if you can't figure out where to ask.

I look forward to your questions!



Help with TV/radio stations?
BBC Three Linear channel re-opens1
Will car radios have to be replaced?2
Will UKTV History and FTN eventually be available on fSfS or Freesat? They are 3
Could u please explain why there are no subtitles on most of your films terresti4
Can I pay as you go for British Europsort on my digital tv without subscribing?5
In this section

Comments
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:24 PM

P Thompson: In specific response to connecting the set-top box inline with the aerial feed to the TV, maybe it is increasing the signal strengths a bit.

Digital reception produces an all or nothing result. The signal could be there but too low for your receiver to work. Increase it a little and it is above the threshold your receiver requires and it will work.

Signal levels vary over time such as due to the weather, so ideally (from a theory point of view) it needs to be far enough above the threshold so that any slight change doesn't put you below.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
M
Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:27 PM

Briantist: Seems to be some sort of problem with the Sheffield transmitter page Tapton Hill (Sheffield, England) full-Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice in that it's show all of the available regional variations in the channel listing per mux!

link to this comment
Michael's 358 posts GB flag
B
barryshrubb
4:32 PM

Sunday afternoon and again now we have no signal at tn12 8 jj is work going on at bluebell hill, signal is never brilliant but am missing snooker

link to this comment
barryshrubb's 1 post GB flag
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:11 PM

Michael: At some point there was going to be a YTV South region, but it never got implemented. I have removed it from the database over the weekend, but there was still some parts linked to it... the transmitters are back belonging to Emley Moor.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:25 PM

Briantist: YTV South used to exist and was used as an opt-out in Calendar and was the Sheffield transmitter plus a few others (Chesterfield maybe). At the same time Belmont would transmit Calendar East which I understand that it still does.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:40 PM

P Thompson: Just a couple of little points to note regarding the query made on reception with a Freeview box in line between the aerial and your TV.

A Freeview (or any) box connected in line will in the majority of cases reduce a signal, although exceptions do exist and which might possibly apply in your case, and so just to confirm which one of the two mentioned applies you should carry out a signal level check on a programme (pref BBC or ITV for stability of signal) with the Freeview box in line and make a note of the level seen indicated, then "whilst still on the signal check screen" take the aerial out of the Freeview box and connect it directly into the TV and observe if the level has increased or dropped.

If by any chance its the latter then that suggests that your signal requires lifting and with this being most easily achieved with the aid of variable booster, as this type can adjusted to suit the conditions applying at the time, a link to a suitable type seen at the end of this posting.

It would though have been of assistance to know the model of Hitachi you are using, as Hitachi can use chassis made by different manufacturers across their range of equipment.

Argos item number: 534 / 4235 (£11.99)

Buy Plug-In 1 Way TV Aerial Signal Booster at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for TV aerial boosters.
:


link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
N
Neil Rees
10:24 PM

Dave Ja Vu is back on Freeview Channel 25 from lunchtime on 3rd Jan 2013, for a limited period. Retune your boxes now!
After the retune I got Dave Ja Vu is on for the hours of Dave, plus one hour.
Also after my retune ( from Sandy Heath ) I had an extra channel, also Test, also I have found on Crystal Place Freeview MUXs.

link to this comment
Neil Rees's 3 posts GB flag
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 PM

Dave Lindsay: I know that the Sheffield+Chesterfield transmitters (plus their relays) were once used as a "advertising region", and that there used to be a YTV news-gathering office there too.

There's a "CALENDAR SOUTH" logo from 1990 at TVARK | Yorkshire TV News but that was an short out out...

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:16 PM

Briantist: According to Wikipedia, Calendar South opt-out ran from September 1990 to December 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w…e%29

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:28 AM

Dave Lindsay: I saw that... however that bit has no references, so there is no primary source.

I'm really sure that when ITV embarked on creating "new regions" - which got as far as Thames Valley, Sheffield was going to be one of them...

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.







Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.