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Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) Full Freeview transmitte
Thursday 22 September 2011 9:51AM

I was looking forward to receiving the HD channels on my new Full HD TV after switchover but I still can't get them.

An auto-tune yesterday morning picked up all the MUXs except the HD one so I tried a manual tune where the signal strength is displayed on each channel as you choose it.

Channels 39,42,43,45,46 all show very strong signals but channel 40 where the HD channels should be shows ZERO signal.

It can't be an aerial problem surely since 39 and 42 are both perfect, but in case it's relevant, aerial is in the loft and pointed towards Sutton Coldfield which is 7.2 miles away. Before switchover it sometimes but not always managed to pick up Ch55 so I have inferred it to be a group B aerial.

Ch40 was BBC2 analogue before 07/09, and ITV1 analogue between 07/09 and 21/09 and we always picked them up perfectly.

I have tried retunes on several occasions over the last day and a half and channel 40 always shows zero signal. It's as if it just isn't broadcasting yet but other posters reckon its ok.

Any clues?

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