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Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Ian Hildrew
8:29 PM

I have a Grundig GDT1000 freeview box. Despite a reset, it refuses to acknowlwedge that there is now a freeview mux on Ch27 at Sandy Heath. Is this because the box is too old and cannot accept the different transmission mode?

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Thursday, 7 April 2011
Mike Dimmick

7:27 AM

Ian Hildrew: It's not on Digital UK's list of equipment known not to work with 8K mode, but that list is not complete. Check the manual to see if it claims to support 8K mode.

There's a post at Digital Spy Forums - View Single Post - List of IDTVs and STBs incompatible with 8k which describes attempting to use this box in 8K mode in France. Tunes in if you do a manual tune, but then forgets the mode.

It is on the list of equipment that doesn't handle the Split NIT properly. This change was made towards the end of 2008 but if you haven't retuned it since then, you wouldn't have noticed the problem before. Reports are that it puts the BBC channels up in the 800s.

I believe software updates were broadcast to fix the problem, but Grundig no longer trade in the UK. Grundig sold their set-top box business to Thomson in 2003. The Thomson DTi1000 is pretty much the same box I believe, but I can't find manual update instructions. You could try phoning Thomson on 01788 541 970.

Still, it might be easier to get a new box! (RG47SH)

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