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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 10 October 2011 2:22PM

I have an icecrypt T5000. On one particular aerial socket, it is only picking up the BBC mux (connected elsewhere in the house it is fine as are the other freeview boxes/TVs in the house)

There are two other aerial sockets in the house and all three are run off a 4 way non-amplified splitter

My postcode is NN13 5PN and the (loft) aerial points to the Oxford transmitter.

I have done the reset advice etc and this freeview box is only connecting to an analogue TV with no other devices connected

Is an amplified (powered) splitter likely to fix this problem or could it be something else ?

Thanks in anticipation

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Steve P / Matthew;
Thanks for responding, problem now fixed - it was a dodgy cable.

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I'm getting freeview signals from two transmitters (Sutton Coldfield & Oxford) so getting the '800' channels.

I'm planning on doing the manual tune but getting conflicting advice from your site and a couple of others as to which transmitter I should 'target'.

My postcode is NN13 5PN and, geographically, Oxford is far closer and, according to a terrain check I did (can't remember which site) I have a clear path to the Oxford transmitter.

Your site recommends Oxford which is what I will plump for but just wondered why the other recommendations to target Sutton Coldfield. I have no preference in terms of regional programmes.

Is it likely that a manual tune will resolve a recentish problem where programmes set to record (on a Humax 9300) don't actually record unless I happen to start watching the programme which is supposed to be recording ?

Thanks in advance for an interesting site on which I've been 'lurking' for a number of years !

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