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I can get BBC3 (on channel 9) onwards but i cannot get BBC1,1 ,ITV1, C4, C5 and all channels up to 9. the analogue reception is OK. I have done the recommended aerial test (teletext p284) which is fine. I have tried the Digital TV Menu installation set up (several times) but no luck. Yesterday it was working - what is the problem and how can i solve it ?

many thanks in advance for your help

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Freeview reception - all about aerials | Installing
Wednesday 23 November 2011 11:03PM

Thanks Dave,

postcode is e11 2jt. The TV is a Philips "flat TV" HD ready (model name/number not known but it is a couple of years old) with integrated freeview box.

The signal in the area is fine according to the BBC test.


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thank you - the problem righted itself but has now returned again ! i tried the test as recommended in your link ( see posting dated 24 November 11.50am and channels are still missing (nothing before Channel 9 - BBC4 i.e. multiplexes 1,2 and A are missing) the link suggests that the problem may be solved by "you may need to replace your aerial with a wideband type, purchase a larger aerial or you may have interference from a VCR, games console, Sky Digibox or similar" How do I know which one - it will be expensive to cover all of these options !

Incidentally, a new aerial and cable was fitted last year - why has it suddenly become inadequate ?

many thanks again

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