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Thursday, 25 January 2018
10:09 AM

R Murchie: Ok, so they would advertise the move with great fanfare...and then what?

Most equipment automatically retunes itself anyway, so the only people that would have noticed would be those whose equipment had not do so, and a simple retune fixed that. There appears to be some problems with Panasonic PVR's (software glitch?), but telling everyone wouldn't have had much effect.

Remember when everyone was told about 4G, and then started reporting problems with it...when it hadn't even been tested.

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MikeB's 2,426 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sheila Horseman
8:58 PM

BBC Four HD has moved! To where? I've retuned my Hitachi Smart TV (twice) and it's still 'has moved' :(

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Sheila Horseman's 1 post GB
11:25 PM

Sheila Horseman: BBC Four HD has moved from COM7 to the COM8 multiplex. To give any meaningful advice we need to know which transmitter you're using, please provide a full postcode which will enable us to see your predicted signal strength and where you are in relation to the transmitter etc.

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StevensOnln1's 1,267 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 26 January 2018
Ken Reaveley
9:22 AM Darlington

Yesterday morning I tested using OTR 107 BBC News HD, 205 BBC Children's HD and other HD/SD channels using this Com7/8 National Multiplex and they ALL started recording!. Tested 106 BBC4 HD at 19:25 and it worked using OTR and it was recording!
Tested 107, 207 and a couple of SD channels - still working.
Hope others who were having similar issues are now working,
Here is the BBC link which gives news on engineering changes. BBC - Click here to return to the top of the page - Help Receiving TV and Radio
There was no updates on any other issues which this retune through up.
Radio & Television Investigation branch have a website, and this link provides their contact details, BUT no e-mail though for quick response.
R&I Investigation Service
03709 016 789
PO Box 1922 Darlington DL3 0UR
Radio & Television Investigation Service - About Us
Hope this is resolved for us all.
Maybe someone connected with Freeview Delivery Service could explain what signals were embedded in channels 32 & 34 to prevent PVR's from recording.

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Monday, 19 February 2018
3:42 PM


I am in Swansea and my wideband aerial is pointed at Wenvoe and I manually tune to it as there are too many other transmitters I would pick up otherwise. My box (a Humax HDR FOX -T2 PVR) prompted a retune the other day, which I did. All was fine. I noticed yesterday that a few channels has dissappeared. BBC4 HD, BBC News HD, Parliament channel and some others. So I reset the box, retuned and they reappeared....but only until I turned the box off (into standby). As soon as I boot back up the channels have gone again.

I rescan C37 (com 8) and 31 (com 7) and the channels reappear...but only until the next time I put the PVR into standby. This site shows available channels as:
COM7 HD - ch 31
ARQ B - ch 39
BBC A - ch 41
SDN - ch 42
D3&4 - ch 44
ARQ A - ch 45
BBC B HD - ch 47

So com 8 (c37) isn't is that correct? Has there been some change that I am unaware of? Any help would be very much appreciated.



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Simon's 3 posts GB
4:33 PM

Simon: If your missing channels, check your on the correct transmitter, and then check signal stregnth, because if your losing muxes, thats most likely to be your aerial system. retuning doesn't help - it just might make things worse.

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MikeB's 2,426 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 22 February 2018
8:50 AM

Hello again MikeB

Turns out it was a firmware related issue. And it's been sorted now, everything working as it should.



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