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Switchover starts in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

If you live in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire your digital switchover starts tonight.

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This week sees the first stage of the digital television switchover for 747,300 homes in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

From 6am Wednesday 3rd August 2011, you must to a perform a "first time installation" retune (sometimes "Factory Reset" or "Shipping Condition") on your Freeview box or television set if you use the Belmont or Oliver's Mount full service Freeview transmitters. This is because the old "multiplex 1" BBC service will be replaced by the BBCA multiplex on a different frequency.

If you use the Grimsby (by noon), Hunmanby (9am), Lincoln Central (by 9am) or Weaverthorpe (by 6am) relay transmitters, from Wednesday 3rd August 2011 you will be able to receive the BBC Freeview services (with the exception of HD) for the first time, and you will no longer be able to view BBC TWO on analogue.

Belmont and Olivers Mount transmitter groups

You MAY find that old equipment will no longer work - see TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode

Humber Bridge

On Wednesday 17th August 2011 will see the second stage of switchover, which provides the final Freeview configuration, including Freeview HD for all transmitters in this region.

On this date, you will need, once again, to do a "first time installation" as indicated above.

A small aside

Whenever I hear the name "Belmont", it reminds me of seeing this card on the ITV button in the morning

Which was accompanied by this music and voice: Yorkshire Television Theme Tune which I guess must have been some early inspiration for this site...

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

7:03 AM

Bilsdale vs Emley Moor will be another problem to be faced by people.
When I caravan say around York the unit in the caravan now is unsure which of these 2 to recieve.I guess people who want the NE version of say Look East(?) may well get Look North when EM powers up next month.

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Nigel Dixon
11:25 PM

David: When you're in or around York, it's Emley Moore. Head up towards Catterick and you'll need Bilsdale.

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Nigel Dixon's 11 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
J Darnell
8:51 AM

Please can you tell me the best time of day to perform the retune of our TVs on 17th August? We are served by the Belmont transmitter.
Thank you

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Mike Dimmick

3:53 PM

J Darnell: Yes, the main part of your switchover ends tonight. It is expected to be complete by 6am.

Arqiva A and B will still be on restricted power from tonight until 23 November, but will be on final channels and modes, so you should not need to retune again unless you find you can't get those services.

The power restriction is to protect viewers of the Tacolneston transmitter near Norwich.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
8:18 PM

Retuned the freeview box today (6pm) and no longer receive MuX6 channels, namely Film4, Yesterday and ITV4. These were asll available before the switchover though.

New aerial?? Although the one I have is only a few years old..or just hold out until November??/

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

8:47 AM

Gary: You should have to wait, please can you see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice ?

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John Fisher

9:17 AM

Pleased to say everything has gone OK for me with the added bonus, I think, of BBC1 East Midlands and others in the 800s.
One thing I noticed though is that I have no red button operation on 50 BBC1 HD.
Is this correct.

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John Fisher's 34 posts GB flag

9:36 AM

John Fisher: Yes, there are no MHEG-5 services on the HD multiplex.

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