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I live in the AL4 9JX area of Hertfordshire. Crystal Palace is my transmitter. I have a roof aerial and a Freeview HD box.
I receive all the Freeview HD channels with no problem.

However and this is odd. Recently I retuned to pick up channel 111 and 112 just to make sure I can tune into COM 8. For a while I was getting clear pictures on QVC HD.

A few days ago these disappeared. When I tried to retune I could see there was a signal but the quality indicator didn't register anything therefore the box ignored the channels.

I can get these channels on a small set top aerial though. Both upstairs and downstairs.

When HD was first coming from London as a test at low power I received this but when Sandy Heath changed a frequency this got zapped until Crystal Palace went to full power.

I'm wondering if the same has happened to COM 8. I can receive HD from Sandy Heath on the same rooftop aerial despite it pointing south. It's like something is spoiling the COM8 signal from London but no other channels are effected. As I can receive these COM8 channels on a small aerial which won't receive Sandy Heath at the same time it made me thing maybe there was a conflict.

Anyway I thought I'd ask and report this. It's not that I ever want to watch QVC in HD but if other channels arrive on COM 8 that might be different.

To repeat, all was ok receiving COM8 until a few days ago. All other HD channels come though ok on the rooftop aerial which is in good condition and correctly pointing south with nothing in the way as I'm high up. No tress or anything which would have appeared in the last week.

I've put quite a bit of effort trying to find a pattern in the problem which I've described above. Re-boots and retunes and all those things have been done so done ask me to try that again.

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