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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 8 August 2011 4:36PM


Despite our postcode showing on Digital UK as being in the Tacolneston transmitter area, our roof top aerial points to the Sudbury transmitter . In our street, some aerials point to Tacolneston, some to Sudbury. Since DSO, our JVC telly in the dining room with built in Freeview has worked really well. However, because I don't want to dump our perfectly reliable Panasonic 10 year old telly, I bought a Humax Twin receiver /PVR for the living room (having done some research this seemed the best one to get in terms of quality). For a few days after the Sudbury switchover, it worked absolutely fine, but now it breaks up, loses signal, loses synch on voices on various channels, mainly BBC 2, BBC1 and ITV 4 and Dave. I've contacted Humax and tried their manual re-tune. I've also swapped the JVC telly onto the living room aerial and it works perfectly in there as well, and put the Humax/Panasonic in the dining room, but the problem persists, so can only assume from that it's not our aerial that's the problem. Other than it being the Humax box that is faulty, any other suggestions that I can try before sending back the box? I've done all the business with removing aerials and retuning as suggested in your previous posts.

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hello Norm de Plume

Thanks for your help. Not sure where our "diplexer" is, as we have an external aerial cable that runs from the roof top aerial over the roof and down the back wall to the back of the house and then comes in through the wall into an aerial socket in the dining room, and another cable that runs from the aerial over the roof, down the front wall and into a socket in the front room. I'm too old to climb up on the roof and look to see if the splitter is up there!! Still unsure as to why my new cheapish JVC telly with built in tuner works fine on both aerial sockets, but the Humax box is, quite frankly, a pile of manure. Surely if it was a problem with the aerial lead (either indoor our outdoor), would it not make the digital reception on that a load of old pants too?

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hello Norme de Plume and jb38

Just to say huge thanks for all your assistance on this. Being a technological idiot it really is good to be able to talk to folks who know what goes on! I did however, have a minor brain wave last night and went and bought a decent scart cable (Monster, £34 from Comet), and replaced the cheap and nasty one that had been supplied by Humax. Lo, it seems to have worked! (I'm saying this with all extremeties crossed!!) The Humax was only set up with its new Monster cable last night, and it seemed preettty good all evening, only interference was a slight stutteriness on picture, but no loss of sound, when the local gang of young mopedists roared past at 5 miles an hour. Am hoping that this is the miracle cure. Once again huge thanks for assisting a ranting, technophobic old bird! :+)

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