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Freeview retune - the results

Here are the results from the big Freeview retune

Here are the results from the big Freeview retune
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Regions that have both analogue and Freeview

If you are watching Freeview from a transmitter that also provides analogue TV, then the moves yesterday did this:
  • FIVE swapped a slot on multiplex A for multiplex 2 with ITV3.
  • ITV2+1 swapped a slot on multiplex D for multiplex 2 with ITV4.
  • Price Drop TV started again on Multiplex C.
  • QUEST started on Multiplex A.
  • TopUpTV Anytime1, 2, 3, 4 move to logical numbers 307, 308, 309 and 310.
  • ITV2+1 ends up on number 33.

Regions that have only digital television

When only the full Freeview service can be received (no analogue), then the above changes happened, plus:

  • BBC Radio moved from BBCB to BBCA.
  • BBC FOUR/CBeebies moved from BBCB to BBCA.
  • BBC Parliament, BBC Interactive 301 and BBC Sport Interactive 303 moved from BBCB to BBCA.
  • BBC Interactive 302 and BBC News Interactive parked on BBCB due to be closed.

Public service digital TV only transmitters

The main problem for people on the public service digital only transmitters, is that you now have two PLUS ONE channels (same stuff, different time) rather than having choice.

For example, Film4 would provide more choice than Channel 4+1 and ITV3 has totally different content to ITV2+1.

And, the HD services will provide another FOUR channels with the same content AGAIN .. ITV1HD will show the same as ITV1, C4HD shows C4 in HD, FIVE HD will be FIVE in HD and BBC HD simulcasts a BBC channel much of the time.

Choice of viewing would not seem to be public service. With a DVB-T2 box will have THREE versions of Channel 4 (C4, C4+1, C4HD), TWO of ITV (ITV1 and ITVHD), TWO of FIVE (FIVE, FIVE HD) and TWO versions of ITV2 (ITV2, ITV2+1).

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
6:50 PM

Thankyou ever so much jb38 :) we will definatley give that a try at the weekend as the tv in question is at our caravan. Ive also read the link that you sent and would you believe that is the store in which we purchased ours. Im so greatful for you advice thankyou ever so much. I will indeed keep you informed of how we get on. I wernt aware of the EU legislation at all, so this too is a great help. Once again thankyou ever so much. I will post again on monday :) x

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marie's 6 posts GB
Monday, 22 August 2011
7:51 PM

Hi again jb38, tried what your said but still doing same so must deffo be a fault :( ive emailed tesco customer service, who are sending a form out for me to fill in something called out of warranty form then send back with copy of reciept. Im hoping that they can help us. Ill keep you updated

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marie's 6 posts GB
9:06 PM

marie: Yes, thanks for the update on the situation as its always interesting to know how people get on, plus of course its good for the reference book!

Quite a coincidence though regarding the store being the same one, I am sure that you appearing with a complaint associated with switchover re-tuning problems will really please them, not!!!

When I was on my travels to day I noticed that on Thursday Lidl's will be selling a 32" Freeview TV at £199.00, the problem is that although its boldly advertised as being "Full HD 1080p", unfortunately the spec doesn't back this up as it doesn't have an HD tuner, (which always states DVB-T2) this being something that is just guaranteed to be the causing them some real headaches! (I tipped the manager off though, but whether he will take any notice is anyone's guess!)

This being the kind of thing that catches many people out, between HD that's not, and 8k that isn't quite, the latter which "might" be partially responsible for your TV problem dependant on whether or not you are in a location where channel changes plus power increases have taken place, as if they have then its liable to be problem associated with 8k incompatibility rather than just a simple memory failure.

Although that's neither here nor there, as its faulty.

Keep me posted!

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 29 August 2011
6:22 PM

Hi jb38 just thought I would update you. I managed to find the manual for our tv. Last week we tried tuning without aeriel in then retuning with it, this has mentioned didnt work, we couldnt do the reset as we didnt have the manual and couldnt find the settings on tv. Well great news now all down to your superb advise, we did the reset and woohoo :) tv working an absolute dream now, no more need to retune. Im so happy and greatful to you. I just need to email tesco back now and tell them we got online help and have now sorted it. Once again thankyou. Sending you a big hug :)x

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marie's 6 posts GB
8:49 PM

marie: Thanks for the update Marie and really pleased to hear your good news, something I am certain Tesco likewise will be on receiving your e-mail. Needless to say I feel that the manual will be treasured from now on, just in case!!

Best Regards / jb

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
9:08 PM

certainly will jb. along with this site :) thankyou for all your help xx

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