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My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+
Wednesday 31 August 2011 9:07PM

My post code: PE4 7GN.
I was fine until today. I noticed some of the ITV channels had disappeared this evening (ITV3, ITV2+1, at least), though everything else was ok, so retuned. What a mistake! Now my BBC channels, which were ok until I retuned, are now all weak and full of interference. On further investigation I have found that all the BBC channels are now coming from East Yorks and not my nearest (Sandy Heath, Camb & Beds) for some unbeknown reason. I have found the Sandy Heath BBC channels, but these are all in the 800 range and not at my convenient 1,2, etc. I've tried doing a complete reset and not just a retune, several times now, with no success. It always puts the weaker E Yorks BBC channels at the lower end channel numbers.

I can only assume there is some sort of signal strength overlap following the transmitter digital signal boosts, as I have never had this problem before with my freeview box (a Humax PVR-9200T), which I have had since 2006, through several retunes.

I am contemplating a manual retune, however what signal channel (21-68ish range) should I do a manual retune against to get the Sandy Heath BBC channels?

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