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Durris (Aberdeen) commercial multiplexes full power from 15th June 2011

The switchover at Craigkelly now allows Durris' commercial multiplexes to move to full power.

The switchover at Craigkelly now allows Durris' commercial mult
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If you watch Freeview in Aberdeen and the surrounding area, you will need to perform a "first time installation" or "factory reset" or "shipping state" scan (but not a simple "add channels") on your Freeview box or TV set on 15th June 2011.

This is because the commercial multiplexes: SDN, ArqivaA and ArqivaB can move to their final channel numbers (C23, C26 and C29) and final power level of 50kW, as switchover at Craigkelly completes.



The power increase will bring the commercial multiplex's channels to Freeview viewers on the fringe of the Durris transmitter's reception area - if you were missing the extra channels from switchover you may have them all from Wednesday.



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Sunday, 19 June 2011
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Andrew Marjoram
11:41 PM

Can't get Film4 anymore and live in Aberchirder area. Can anyone help me?

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Andrew Marjoram's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
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Jm F
8:51 PM

Andrew Marjoram: Durris had a "retune event" on the 15th June, where the three COM MUXs moved down to Group A.
If you've retuned but not done a "default settings" or "factory reset" or similar (to scrub the redundant channel information), you'll find the missing programmes all up in the 800s.
Film 4 is now on ARQ B MUX on UHF channel 29.

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Jm F's 140 posts Silver Silver GB
Thursday, 23 June 2011
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Colin Tough
2:37 PM Turriff

Since the Durris "retune" on the 15th June we have lost amongst others Viva, Dave, ITV3 + , Quest, the list goes on!
Have done a factory reset which resulted in no change.
had all the channels before but now we have switched to full power we cant retrieve them.
Has anyone experienced the same problem and found a cure? Any help appreciated.

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Mike Dimmick
4:43 PM

Colin Tough: Durris commercial multiplexes now use the same frequencies as Knock More's public service multiplexes, and the Digital UK predictor shows that this co-channel interference is severe enough to stop you getting them from Durris.

The prediction for Knock More PSBs is actually slightly better than for Durris PSBs, and the Knock More COMs prediction is also good. You should be able to get a reliable six-multiplex service from Knock More.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 25 June 2011
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Chris
12:25 PM

I live in Aberdeen and since retune have lost Sky Three, Film4, all Dave channels, Yesterday, all news channels except BBC, Viva, E4+1. Not good. I have tried a full reset on my Phillips DTR1500 receiver to no avail. Can anyone advise?

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Chris's 4 posts GB
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Chris
12:45 PM

Looks like I am not receiving ARQA and ARQB multiplexes.

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Chris's 4 posts GB
Sunday, 26 June 2011
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Jm F
12:45 PM

Chris: Could you try a full reset to start with (and check that the box really has "lost" all channels) and then manually tune for channels but in a different order?
Start with just UHF channel 29 (ARQ B) only and see if programmes such as Yesterday & Film4 appear.
Then just manually add UHF channel 26 (ARQ A) and see if Pick TV & Dave appear.
Add the rest of the MUXs one by one (SDN is UHF channel 23, D3&4 is UHF channel 25 and BBC A is UHF channel 28).
Be interested to hear back with your findings.

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Jm F's 140 posts Silver Silver GB

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