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Switchover starts in North East England on Wednesday 12 September 2012
If you live in the Bilsdale, Chatton, Pontop Pike or Fenham transmitter areas your digital switchover starts 12th September. If you already use Freeview you will need to retune - if you have never had Freeview, you will get the standard definition BBC services - switchover will complete in two weeks later.
On these maps, the full-service six-multiplex transmitters are shown with the "red star" Freeview logo. The public service three-multiplex masts are shown with a brown indicator. The green areas on the maps, are the areas where the strongest signal is from the shown transmitterregion, with the light blue showing overlap areas where signals from other regions are stronger.
On Wednesday 26th September 2012 will see the second stage of switchover, which provides the final Freeview configuration, including Freeview HD for all transmitters in this region - see UK Free TV soon for full details.
On this date, you will need, once again, to do a "first time installation" as indicated above.
Your chart shows MUX C remaining on channel 27 after Sep 12, but a low power signal adjacent to the 100kW at channel 26 wouldn't work. They have actually moved it to channel 34, the old MUX 1 frequency.
Hi I have done a autoscan on my tv it only picked up emley moor.So I say to myself try a manual scan on channel 26 to my amacement it got all the chanels as good as emley moor,so i now have a choice of bbc1 Leeds or Newcastle.
How did you get on
All the best
Hi there,in reply to your earlier text today at 2.57pm,my situation is mixed,i can receive BBCA from Bilsdale on frequency 26 but the results are not too promising,i can only get it with an enlarged borrowed group W wideband aerial in my bedroom with the amplifier (signal booster) on with occasional pixellations,sometimes breaking up into No Signal mode,without the signal booster regular pixellation and no signal mode,but nothing at all using my smaller set-top aerial (group W type) with and without signal amplifier.
Yet from Belmont further away using my set-top aerial without signal booster BBCA (fr 22),D3+4 (fr 25) multiplexes are largely perfect with occasional pixellations now and again,even their 50kw SDN (fr 30) is most of the time ok,but sometimes problematic.
So i will have to wait and see come DSO2 on Wednesday 26 September 2012 whether the rest of Bilsdale's mux's notably D3+4 on frequency 29 is attainable in my locality.
Still there's always Winter Hill i could consider as that is possible where i live,more so with the signal booster on and Emley Moor which is already my local main transmitter,although i dont normally bother with its regional news content as Halifax only gets occasional coverage now and again.
But then again better equipment (aerial wise) could see a big difference altogether.
All the best to you too !
Hi,Since the 12th Sep;I Have been able to receive all the channels on my DIGIHOME 250GB DIGITAL TV RECORDER as before, but for some reason I cannot record rewind or pause.
The recorder was operating perfect before changeover.
I would be grateful for any help or suggestions you could give,
Thank you best regards ANN.