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My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+
Wednesday 7 September 2011 5:00PM

I receive all my TV signals from Sutton Coldfield.
Upto Sept 2010, I could receive all digital stations using a roof-mounted E/W wideband aerial with a masthead amplifier.

Picture and sound quality has always been excellent!

In Sept 2010 I was advised to re-tune my freeview box as a number of channels had changed.

As a result, I lost Film4, ITV4, Smooth Radio & Yesterday, all of which are transmitted on MUX D (which uses Ch 55).

Since then, despite multiple 'First-Time' re-installations, my freeview box has been unable to detect any signal on Ch55 (apart from one isolated incident when my freeview box was able to show ITV4 and Film4 for just one evening! However, Ch55 disappeared the next day!).
I have repeated the above procedure using a second freeview box and have had the same experience.

I have relatives who live about a mile away and their experience is exactly the same as mine.

I was hoping that this issue would be resolved on 07/09/11.

However, according to this website, only mux 1 will be transmitting on full power until 21/09/11.

Why was my freeview box able to receive MUXes 1,2,A,B & C but not D when they were all transmitting at 8KW?

Also, will I be able to receive ITV4 and Film4 after 21/09/11 when MUXD becomes ARQB on Ch39?

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