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I live in PR5 8JT and Freeview on certain channels has deteriorated over the last few days whereby today I have totally lost all channels on Multiplex D3+4 and SDN (All others are fine). There appears to be no transmitter problem in the area, the tv co-axial lead is fine and ditto the aerial, (despite being communal) is also fine and I have carried out a full factory reset on my freeview tv all to no avail. There is no building work in the area nor are there any high trees or anything else that I can possibly think of which is causing this anomaly. Any help would be most welcome, thanks in advance.

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Footnote to previous post: - Sorry I forgot to mention that, in relation to Channels on both D3+4 and SDN, I get the message "Service is not running"?????

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MikeB: Thank you for your response which I shall answer in point order: -

Winter Hill signal strength is fine, ditto 100% the tv (just 3 months old) and the co-ax lead (Belkin gold plated connectors), both of which have been tried at a different property and work fine. Everyone else in the block are on either Sky or Virgin and never use standard terestial therefore it is not possible to confirm or deny that this may be the problem.
What concerns me, as per my initial email is why I am unable to receive only certain Freeview channels whereas others are fine?

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MikeB & Dave Lindsay: - Amazingly I have solved the problem by purchasing a digital satellite co-axial cable, despite having (supposedly) one of the best co-ax cables known to man (Belkin with gold plated connectors!) this is inadequate for some very strange reason! So, the end result for less than £4 now brings me all Freeview channels crystal clear with perfect sound so, I guess the moral of the story is, despite expensive co-ax leads with gold connectors and all their claims, go right back down to basics instead of delving into high tech area's. Many thanks to everyone who posted their comments and hope that this post may be of benefit to others.

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