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Now Thats What I Call Music
Monday 3 August 2020 3:39PM
Peterborough

Hi all. Just stumbled across this site after recently losing a lot of Freeview channels and was clueless why.

The wife and I used to enjoy Now 80s on Freeview Ch83 (we're in Peterborough and our postcode is PE7 3BJ) but recently we started getting a 'weak signal' message through this channel, even though the picture was completely fine, and as of yesterday, have lost it completely. I did a return and the channel is no longer showing and we appear to have lost another 20 or so channels in the process. The Freeview checker states we should be on the Waltham transmitter however we are on Sandy Heath as it seems all of our neighbours are having looked at the direction their aerials are pointing in.

Anyhow, please forgive me as this is all new to me but our aerial is positioned externally on the roof (and is not being intruded in any way) and, nothing appears to have changed having looked at it with regards to its position. I therefore don't believe the loss of channels has been caused by anything our end. Having checked other regular channels like ITV HD as an example, the signal quality appears excellent (strength 92%, quality 100%).

As I mentioned earlier on, the wife and I loved watching Now 80s and we're both gutted that we can no longer do this. Is there anyway we can retrieve this channel?

If I've been vague in my post, please do not hesitate to let me know and I'll try and provide any additional information where possible.

Thanking you in advance.


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Now Thats What I Call Music
Tuesday 4 August 2020 8:09AM

Hi Chris.SE:

My sincere gratitude for this extremely extensive and thorough response. I really do appreciate it so thank you.

I don't know whether this makes a difference but I should have mentioned that we actually get our terrestrial TV from a BT Youview box, which I know doesn't allow for manual tuning unfortunately. However, we are just about coming to the end of a living room renovation and, as we've had a few technical issues with the BT box in the past, I've purchased a Manhatten T3-R Freeview box, which I'll be hopefully installing on Thursday so I'll see what options that gives.

The only reason we use a PVR instead of the TV is due to the recording functionality of the box, which comes in handy. Either way, I'll try plugging the aerial into both the new PVR and TV and do the retune as you recommend as I guess they could potentially yield different results (I'd assume not given they're both coming down the same aerial but I guess you never know).

Thank you again Chris for your much appreciated reply.

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Now Thats What I Call Music
Tuesday 4 August 2020 8:39AM

Many thanks again Chris.SE. If I remember, I'll pop back in a few days to share the results!

All the best.

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