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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!

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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
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Monday, 10 June 2013

11:37 PM

Robin Walker: You should go into the Humax's installation menu, entering the default password of 0000, then in the tuning menu select "manual tune" and enter Ch39 into the box, but "before" pressing search make a note of the strength / quality being indicated then press it, mux Ch39 being COM6 that carries (15)Film 4 / (24)ITV4 / (19)Yesterday.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Steve P

11:50 PM

Brian are you still alive and visiting?>

If so, is it time to chanhe the 4 year ols post at the top of this page?

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Steve P's 1,173 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
3:42 PM

i got a luxor television from england, i live in jamaica, it has one of the built-in dvd player, the dvd part of it works ok,but when i hook it up with my cable i have to scan to get the pictures, and its using mhz, the problem is i dont get any sound from it, the dvd shows very pretty and the sound is clear,the cable also shows pretty but i get no sound from it what could the problem be, also can i pick up satellite channels with it here in jamaica or do i need a special code to do that? and what about those other england channel like bbc one and the others i see can i pick them up? thanks in advance.

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shawna's 1 post US flag

4:16 PM

shawna: Jamaica uses NTSC M, which a TV from the UK can't operate with. During 2013-15 the system will switch to a digital one, which your TV still will not be compatible with.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag

10:12 PM

Briantist: Shawna's case highlights the problem with buying a TV from a different country.

I occasionally get asked by customers about buying a TV/blu-ray to take to relatives overseas (usually Pakistan). I always advise against it. TV's have different voltages, systems (NTSC in this case), and tuners, depending on the country they are produced for.

Your often wasting your money if you try to use a TV set meant for another country elsewhere - at best its going to be a pain, and often simply will not function at all.

Frankly, I'm surpised the DVD player works - I suspect that most DVD's available locally would be Region 1 (US) rather than Region 2.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Steve P

7:49 PM

I brought a TV back from Singapore 30 years ago. All it needed was a change in sound carrier separation.

Conveniently the one place where Toshiba could do that in UK was withing 3 miles of my house.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013
L. Welch
5:51 PM

If I cancel Sky sports from our package can I still recieve eurosport

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Friday, 14 June 2013
2:28 PM

jb38 Thanks a lot for all of your help.
I have checked with the tenants who say they have Freeview. In the building next to mine which has the antenna you saw earlier all 3 people said they can get ITV3, Pick and Yesterday. In my building, a person close to the antenna said she could not get the 3 channels. In my entrance the person on the top floor said she could get ITV3, but not Pick tv and yesterday.
Last night I was able to get all the channels including Pick and Yesterday. This morning I still could get all of them but after a little while it all started to fade and I could not get any channels at all any more!
As you said there may be bad connections in the cable on the roof, but I strongly feel that we do not have the right antenna in the first place to receive Freeview. Do you think a wideband antenna would solve the problem? If so, what type would you recommend so I can talk to the management about it? The present installation was done by "4 Seasons". I am not sure how good they are. Do you know of any other installers in this area who might be good? I am convinced now that the problem as you also said is completely outside of my flat and the management has to do something about it. Thanks again for your help.

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5:07 PM

L Welch
Yes! I have never had Sky Sports (not a football fan) but do enjoy British Eurosport on my Sky+ box.

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