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Digital switch-over problems

There are now a number of issues related to digital switchover (DSO) in the UK.

There are now a number of issues related to digital switchover
published on UK Free TV

The Sutton Coldfield transmitter that serves Birmingham is having all the current analogue and digital services moved to a second temporary mast. This work was due to be completed last month, but the bad weather has not allowed the "air work" to be completed quickly.

With the power level reported to be about an eighth of normal, this has caused many people reception problems in second largest city in England.

Despite being close to the first digital switch-over in Whitehaven, it seems that people using the Bleach Green transmitter are unable to scan for Freeview services. However, they do work if the viewer manually tunes their box toC53, C57 and C60. "Digital UK says they are now working with Ofcom and the broadcasters to fix the problem".

Down in Cornwall, the Redruth transmitter is stuck in limbo. Cornish people can now watch digital TV from the transmitter and relays, but the commerical multiplexes are on the old power levels and old frequencies until 30 September 2009.

It would appear that the 30 September Freeview retune will be an important date nationwide.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

9:40 AM

Ofcom 2011 update now published online, with lots of "exciting" retune events to look forward to... Brian and volunteers, make sure you get plenty of rest with your super-energy balanced diet so as to be ready for the flood of enquiries and postings to come!

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michael's 869 posts GB flag

2:58 PM

michael: Yes, I'm going to update those when I've finished going through the acres of comments I haven't read and the ITV1+1 stuff.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 January 2011
5:34 PM

I lose all my channels after 12 oclock at night?? They work till then and cut off at night! Help

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Jordan's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 14 January 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Roger Newman
12:45 PM

Having problems since I had to retune via last week via the Waltham transmitter. Pictue & sound breaking up on several channels. Sig strngh is 91% when fine but drops slightly and Bit Error Rate increase when fault presents. I have a hi gain loft aerial linked to distribution amplifier. Similar happens on friends TV in neighbouring village...their sig strengh around 61%. Any ideas ?

Thanks, Roger

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Roger Newman's 1 post GB flag

1:53 PM

Roger Newman: I would try removing the amplifier from your system to see if that clears the problem.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 25 April 2011
carol summers
8:27 AM

since switch over my tv freezes on most channels.have tryed retuning.

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carol summers's 1 post EU flag

8:43 AM

carol summers: You may have too strong a signal now. If you have any boosters or amplifiers, try removing them. If you don't, you might have to fit an attenuator (they cost about a fiver). You did not supply a postcode so it is hard to be specific.

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Dave White
7:09 PM

I have to retune my onn freeview box daily to get BBC1, my TV set is ok, but I need the box for recording programs, any ideas please. I am on the Waltham Transmitter.

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Dave White's 1 post GB flag

7:34 PM

Dave White: Try doing a "factory reset" on the box.

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