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After a full manual re-tune of all devices this morning at 10 all channels looked OK.
BUT, the signal to start Panasonic recorder at 11am did not or was not broadcast on BBC 101 HD, tried again at 12:15, still no joy. Come on Freeview wake up & restore all your signals.

I will try again on non HD channels this PM

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I've been told to do a re-boot of my Panasonic DMR-PWT420, by Panasonic, via the function menu to go down the menus to find "shipping Condition" & select that.
I am very reluctant to follow that advice as I think it is a transmitter & freeview problem & they should sort it out.

js mentions DRM messages & I seem to remember this coming up a few years ago when similar failure to start recording occured, then I think it was to do with whatever multiplex group BBC4 HD had been moved to.

As there were no problems recording HD when they were on BBCB channel 40, 626MHz some signal has been omitted on the change to channel 45.

Also, as this is supposed to be about clearing the 700 MHz band why have they stuck us with COM7 HD & COM8 HD on 746 & 754 MHz band, is there more chaos to come.
Bert
Any advice or solutions very welcome

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I emailed Freeview & got this back from "Dave"

"Thank you for your email dated 23 July regarding recording problems.
I am very sorry to learn that you are experiencing difficulties with your Freeview recording function. We are aware that some Freeview equipment is experiencing difficulty recording certain channels and we are working with the manufacturers to identify a cause for this issue.

We will be back in touch when we have resolved this issue, in the meantime can you please confirm the following (if you have not already done so) which will help us in our investigations:
Postcode and house number
Software version

Additional information can be found on our website at www.freeview.co.uk or if you would rather speak to one of our advisors please phone 03456 50 50 50.
Kind Regards,
Dave"

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I responded with the info that was requested & below is the reply.
By the way my software (firmware) version is 1.14 on a DMR-PWT420, no newer version available


"Dear Mr. May,
Thank you for your reply email dated 25 July regarding recording problems.
Thank you for supplying all the relevant information we require to continue our investigation.

These issues do appear from time to time and previous issues do disappear after a number of weeks. However we are continuing to investigate these reports and are working with broadcasters and manufacturers to identify a cause for this issue and to avoid this occurring in the future.

We will be back in touch when we have resolved this issue and we thank you for your patience during this investigation.

Kind Regards,
Dave"

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No signal on freeview channels, first drama channel went, now at 18.25 bbc2 has gone as well.

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No signal on the HD channels either, what are they doing?
ME10 location

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The BBC reception checker says there are 2 faults

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By a miracle back on at 18.45.
Bert

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Bluebell Hill (Medway, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Wednesday 31 October 2018 4:43PM
Sittingbourne

BBC off air, its been off for 30 minutes or so.
ME10 1DB

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Where has Quest on channel 12 gone from the Bluebell Hill transmitter. It disappeared yesterday, 10 Dec, showing as "No Signal" when 12 was selected. Some other channels have gone as well. Where have they gone to? As I manual tune which multiplex do I select to get them back?
Thanks

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