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Mendip transmitter - January 11th retune required

If you use the Mendip transmitter (but not the relays) for your digital television reception, you will need to retune - again - on January 11th.

If you use the Mendip transmitter (but not the relays) for your
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At the moment, viewers using the Mendip transmitter are unable to subscribe to Sky Sports 1 and 2 via BT Vision and/or Top Up TV - see BT Vision, TUTV, Sky Sports 1+2 and the Mendip transmitter -

To deal with this, on 11th January 2011, Multiplex D will change from being broadcast on C59+ in 16QAM mode, and switch to be the "normal" Arqiva B multiplex (10kW ERP) on C67 in 64QAM mode.

It will stay there until it moves to C52 on 28 September 2011. This date also sees Multiplex COM4/SDN move from C62+ to C48 and COM5/ARQA move from C56+ to C56.

In summary - if you use Mendip - even if you don't use Sky Sports, you must retune again on 11th January 2011.

When you retune - use a "first time installation" or do this - My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong

Note: This event is not part of the digital switchover process, and is not being managed by Digital UK, but by Arqiva and ITV.

If you have any questions, please call ITV on 0844 881 4150.

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Saturday, 1 January 2011
bernard hunt

6:13 PM

Is there anyone out there who saw the ridge hill overnight test high power digital transmissions late november ? If you did what was transmitted ?

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bernard hunt's 25 posts GB flag
6:30 PM

ive heard that itv1+1 is coming out that day

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jolly's 1 post GB flag

6:51 PM

jolly- You are correct. This is nationwide, so if users do receive signals from a mendip relay, a retune is required if ITV1+1 is to be viewed.

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LutonFan's 382 posts GB flag
Sunday, 2 January 2011
8:24 PM

I believe you're being highly speculative.

At Mendip, MUX D (Arqiva B) moves from UHF Ch59 to UHF Ch67 along with a 4.1dB power increase (to 26kW) to compensate for a mode change (from 2k 16QAM 3/4 to 8k 64QAM 2/3).

None of the official info carries any data for Mendip on UHF channel 55, "new MUX8" UHF channel 59 should be labeled 59+ ArqB but
only up to 11th Jan when it all changes.

You're going to leave already puzzled viewers scratching their heads.

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Sam's 9 posts GB flag
Monday, 3 January 2011
10:01 AM

can i run my freeview box off my sky aerial

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fran's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Jeff Eastmond

1:00 AM

They really are trying - and to a certain extent succeeding - in making this digital switchover a right royal pain in the arse. Another retune inconvenience just because some company has been promising something it can't deliver. I thought that the DSO was supposed to be a 'do it once and forget it' exercise?

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

12:29 AM

gd itv1+1

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james's 49 posts GB flag
Friday, 7 January 2011

8:25 PM

All the advise we can give after january the 11th this year is:
If you have problems receving the channel line up go to factory default and start again as if you have just bought your new tv etc.
Any of are customers that have had equipment from us within the last 2 years will get a free service call/tune up as like earlier last year.(Just a big thank you for your custom}
Any other customers are welcome, but there will be a small service charge.
OAPS normal discounts

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D.H.PICKERING's 41 posts GB flag
Saturday, 8 January 2011
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