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April 18th - retune at Rowridge, Oxford, Stockland Hill and Han
Wednesday 18 April 2012 9:38AM

I purchased on Wednesday 11th April 2012, at John Lewis Southampton, a HUMAX HDR - FOX T2 Freeview + HD 500GB HD Digital Recorder.
I have, I believe, made all the necessary connections as per the diagram in the manual, using a HDMI lead to my Sony BRAVIA HD Ready TV and have performed the stated requirements on the installation Wizard.
I then located 24 Radio channels and 87 SD channels, the resulting picture display being very good.
Unfortunately I did not located any HD Channels.
I have tried re tuning using the procedure given in the manual and have even tried going back to the factory settings and starting again. Still no HD.
My home is in the south of England, Southampton , and my aerial points towards the transmitter at Rowridge. In fact I can see the mast from my bedroom window.
I have contacted Humax who suggested that a manual installation was necessary and provided full details as to how it should be done.
This was duly followed but sad to say still no HD.
Contacting Humax once again they could offer no explanation other than the Rowridge mast was obviously not transmitting HD.
My aerial is a wideband type with horizontal elements and a small rectangular reflector at the rear. I believe it is referred to as a YAGI type. It is not new, probably more than 10 years old, but I have checked its alignment and I am sure it is pointing directly at the Rowridge transmitter.

I have retuned today 18th April)but still no HD

I would therefore be obliged if you would advise what I should do to receive HD, otherwise my £250 investment is of no use, as the whole purpose of purchasing your unit was to upgrade to HD .

John Winch

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