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@chloe, I live in Taunton and the retune went without a hitch, I have all the BBC channels, including radio, which eliminates the transmitter end. This suggests it is either a settings problem with your equipment or a frequency effect due possibly to some geographical feature such as building reflections.

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Having re-read all these posts again, I wonder if the problem is too much signal overloading the tuner. I have signal monitoring facilities which tell me I have 99% signal strength and 100% signal quality. Much more signal and the quality would drop, possibly to zero. The frequency change could result in a stronger signal thus turning good reception into bad. Where I am (near Taunton race course) there are no buildings nearby in my line of sight to the transmitter.

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@Geoff, your licence fee doesn't entitle you to good reception any more than a marriage licence entitles you to a good wife. I expect over the years the wording has changed, but at one time it was simply for ownership of the receiving apparatus (whether it works or not).

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@Chloe, If all else fails I would be prepared to offer assistance as I live in Taunton (TA3) and reception here is excellent. None of my neighbours have a problem with BBC, nor any friends who live in town. I have odd bits of test & diagnostic equipment that could be put to resolving the matter which seems to be very localised.

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Just watched This Mornings weather forecast and thought 'oh a different weather girl' then I realised the area covered was a bit further east, i.e. the Meridian area. This was later confirmed by the statement referring the 'weather for the Meridian region'. What happened there? Has Mendip run out of weather?

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I don't have HD, I normally get weather and other regional content from West. This was just a one-off.

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When can we expect the new July 8th channel line-up changeover to occur ? I think my TV will pick it up automatically, but my PVR may need a retune.

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@cfc, LCN changes are a permanent feature of the allotted numbers as channels come & go. most discussion appears to be on Digital Spy forums but the new Drama channel is being advertised on channels owned by UKTV. The programme line-up can be found on the LocateTV site.

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I've found the answer to my question, the retune is midday on the 4th of July.

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You missed it! Easily done, it was in the small print in adverts for it. The adverts only appeared on UKTV channels such as Yesterday, Really, et al

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