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Friday, 26 August 2016
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Martin
10:14 PM

StevensOnln1:

It's now listed as channel 790 on my guide (think it used to be 106) but there is just a blank black screen and the message I posted earlier !!!
I watched the Olympics on there - very odd indeed !!

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Martin
10:16 PM

MikeB:
Hi Mike - yeah Bluebell Hill is my nearest transmitter . . . .
I'm a bit of a novice at all things digital tbh
But usually when I get an automated update everything is fine!
Not quite sure what this is all about and maybe I need to work how to do a manual tune??

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MikeB
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10:37 PM

Martin: If you have a look at a) DigitalUK and b) terrain plot, you can see that Crystal Palace is on channel 23, whils Bluebell Hill is on 46. On the other hand, Bluebell is 168 degrees (so check your aerials bearing), while Crstal palace is 275. So your box could be picking up Crystal Palace first (or your aerial could even be pointing to it).

More confusingly, the terrain plot has Roucefall as a possible, plus Chatham, which is a Light Transmitter. Actually, all three main ones have something in the way, and its possible that at some point someone chose a particular transmitter to point to, and therfore thats the one the box is picking up.

So, check what direction the aerial is facing (you can still get a signal off the back of an aerial), plus what transmitter the Panasonic is tuned into, and what one your TV is tuned into, because they could be different. Once we know, someone can make suggestions.

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Martin
10:51 PM

MikeB:
Hey Mike I really appreciate all your help, as I said earlier a 'bit green' when it comes to all this digital stuff, however . . .
I unplugged the unit from the mains for 30 seconds, and removed the aerial . . .
Cleared the old channels by doing an update, it obviously found nothing as there was no signal to the system. Reinstalled the aerial and run the auto-tune and hey presto, all seems to be cured.
So, I'm thinking you may be right in as much as it may have been trying to link to the Crystal Palace transmitter? Who knows. It's a bloody mystery to me.
Thank you and all you other friendly folks for your comments . . . very much appreciated :-)

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Saturday, 27 August 2016
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Steve T
8:23 AM

Heathfield Transmitter - BBC Four HD - gone AWOL

We had BBC Four HD from Heathfield recently, but after a retune it does not appear on the station list on the TV.
Oddly, BBC Four HD does appear in the tuning list under Channel 47 ok (perfect signal) while it is retuning.

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StevensOnln1
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2:54 PM

Steve T: As above, BBC 4 HD received a temporary increase in coverage for the duration of the Olympics. It has now returned to it's normal broadcast capacity on COM7, which is not transmitter from Heathfield. The BBC 4 HD you saw on UHF C47 is the temporary version which now only carries the retune message and should appear at channel 790 if you've retuned since it was changed on Tuesday.

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David
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9:40 PM

Mine said you had to retune but if it did not come back you had use SD.
Mine did return, looks like BBC messed things up with their messing about for the Olympics.
Wish they would leave things alone.

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StevensOnln1
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10:52 PM

David: Nothing was messed up, the message about BBC 4 being in SD on channel 9 was because BBC 4 HD is now only available to around 70% of households via Freeview, as it was before the Olympics.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Steve T
8:07 PM

OK - so no Four HD unless Heathfield broadcasts on com7. C'est la vie as they say.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Richard Cooper
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8:40 AM

Brian Gregory: Hi, Brian Gregory. Brian Butterworth, the owner and 'webmaster' of this UKFREE.TV website, two weeks ago fixed the issue you reported concerning radio pages. Had you not noticed that this had been done? Richard, Norwich.

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