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This week's commercial multiplex changes

More changes take place this week to increase the capacity of the commercial multiplexes at a dozen masts.

More changes take place this week to increase the capacity of t
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By a modification to one of the parameters used for broadcast (the "forward error correction") the capacity of the multiplexes increases by 12.5%, which is sufficient for an additional standard-definition channel to be broadcast - see Freeview modes - a simplified explanation.

The changes are taking place on a rolling programme. This week:

Monday 14th November 2011

Wenvoe SDN

Tuesday 15th November 2011

Bressay ArqA and ArqB, Craigkelly ArqB, Olivers Mount ArqB, Pontypool SDN

Wednesday 16th November 2011

Llanddona SDN and ArqA, Malvern ArqB, Rosemarkie ArqA and ArqB, Sudbury ArqA and ArqB, Aberdare SDN

Thursday 17th November 2011

Kilvey Hill SDN and ArqA, Moel-y-Parc ArqA

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Mike Dimmick

1:35 PM

There is also a retune at Sudbury on Wednesday morning, with ArqB moving from C50 to C63. This releases C50 for Tacolneston ArqB next Wednesday, C63 having formerly been Tacolneston Mux 1.

Sudbury is still blocked from going to final channels until Dover completes switchover in June.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
8:24 PM

We are having a problem with our Freeview reception. Our postcode is SM7 1LL, we use the Chrystal Palace transmitter. Over the past 2 weeks or so the reception for ITV1, Ch4, Ch5 and others has been very poor to the point where w have lost them totaly. Now we cannot get them back at all. We have retuned several times but to no avail.

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9:13 PM
Tunbridge Wells

Over past two days Digital reception has deteriorated: Now we only get Channels 32 and 48. Postcode TN30AB and the aerial points to Crystal Palace, which according to web does not provide Channel 48!. Despite frequent retunes we no longer get any other channels. Problem apppears similar to Jon of Bansted! Palace reports no problems!

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011
john nichol
5:33 PM

the best thing to do is take out aerial lead,
then perform default setings,do an auto tune which will clear all channels in memory and
say no channels found. NOW put aerial lead
back in and do an autotune/first time installation,you should get all your stations then,
hope this helps.

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john nichol's 3 posts GB flag
9:21 PM

Many thanks to John Nichol - your info has been a big help :-)

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Saturday, 19 November 2011
Keith dyer
9:25 AM

Have sky and freeview through aerial as well. No problem with channels via sky but from 16th November had to retune to Sudbury transmitter to get certain channels which had "gone missing" via aerial freeview( built in freeview in tv.) Channels now O.K. but radio channels in the 800 range are"not tuned" Are they not now available on freeview (obviously can get them via sky) Tried manual retune but still not available.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Roger Peters
2:04 PM

I have received a message on my tv saying that I should retune my tv tomorrow 23rd November but have not received a message for my Humax recorder
What is happening here and do I have to retune all of my Freeview Digital tuners

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Dave Lindsay

2:16 PM

Roger Peters: From what I can make out, there are no retune events tomorrow for the transmitters that serve your area.

Do you know what transmitter your aerial points at? If not, what direction is it pointing?

Is your TV and Humax served by the same aerial?

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