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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 - ukfree.tv.

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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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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ChurchCrawler
4:55 PM

Done all that three times

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Briantist
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4:56 PM

ChurchCrawler: You might be unlucky here - the switch to 64QAM mode - to allow on Sky Sports 1 and 2 - may have caused your reception to disappear.

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ChurchCrawler
4:59 PM

That's great then - no ITV4, Film 4 - just so Sky Sports can be carried.
We have had perfect reception up to now

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ChurchCrawler
5:11 PM

Would this be just me or the whole of the East Bristol area?
Thanks for your suggestions

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ChurchCrawler
5:16 PM

Re-read the link - just me it seems. What a pain to do.

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Briantist
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5:19 PM

ChurchCrawler: This is only likley to happen to people on the edge of the reception area. The problem will go away on 28 September 2011...

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Gareth Smart
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9:21 PM
Winscombe

I have just done the retune and now I have lost all channels on C67. I don't want Sky Sports but I know it does make things better for those who do want Sky sports. Before the retune I had a full complement of the old C59 about 50% strength.

I have just finished a 2nd retune and I am getting a stronger signal for these channels from Wenvoe on the back of my aerial which is pointing the wrong direction!

Roll on the signal strength boost next year!!!

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