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Minor changes to commercial multiplexes at 11 masts this week

There are no "major" digital switchover events this week; however a small number of minor technical changes may require a Freeview retune for some homes this week.

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There are going to be some minor changes to the "forward error correction" parameter of some of the commercial multiplexes this week, the assist with reception improvements.

Under most circumstances your Freeview box should work with no changes, you may just see the "If you find you are missing channels, please re-tune your Freeview TV or box" message.

If you do find that the commercial multiplexes no longer work as you expected, on the dates shown, then perform a "first time installation" to restore the channels.

Tuesday 25th October 2011

ArqB/COM6 (unless otherwise stated) at Pendle Forest, Sheffield, Stockland Hill (all commercial mulitplexes), Waltham.

Wednesday 26th October 2011

ArqB/COM6 (unless otherwise stated) at Black Hill, Caradon Hill (SDN only), Darvel, Knockmore.

Thursday 27th October 2011

Becon Hill (all commercial multiplexes), Black Hill (ArqA only), Kockmoor (ArqA only) , Saddleworth (ArqB/COM6)

Friday 28th October 2011

ArqB/COM6 at Sandy Heath.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

7:15 PM

Ian: In most cases this should not cause any retuning as there is no change to the service information tables, only a change to the forward error correction, which most boxes will detect anyway.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 28 October 2011
11:43 AM

Hi Brian,
Always welcome your very helpful comments, both general and specific. Our situation at L37 1PZ is that we have the original aerial at low height on a bungalow. We can receive all digital programmes except those on Arq B Mux and the reception check shows this location as clear, although there are some "blank" areas nearby on the reception map for Winter Hill. We accept that we may need to upgrade the aerial, and increase its height, and could do the installation ourselves, but do not know whether to get a high gain, wideband or group C/D. Can you help please.

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

11:28 AM

AndrewP: You are in an excellent reception area, in fact so much I would have a look at Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 31 October 2011
12:44 PM

Will Kidderminster ever be able to receive full Freeview channels (currently only 18)

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