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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Wednesday 27 June 2012 12:21PM

We have liftoff!

ITV4 and Film4 (and doubtless lots of dross I don't care about) now restored to their former glory...

Yes it was a nuisance having to plug the laptop into the TV for this years BTCC rounds but the world didn't end, I haven't wasted time, money, or energy replacing my cheap'n' cheerful self installed loft mounted aerial (works fine here in CM7land) so all's well.

Many thanks to those who provided a clear explanation of the situation with the temporary low power transmissions, without that I'd probably have ended up spending money needlessly...

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H. Brown:

"4. What should I do next?"

Assuming your device(s) are behaving in the same way mine did this morning (I live in Braintree and get my signal direct from Sudbury which is practically next door) you may well find you've ended up with a whole lot of duplicate channels up in the 800 - 900 range, in which case I've found two useful courses of action.

1: Look for a "factory reset" or "restore default settings" option. Use that and then go through your equipments normal install procedure.

2: Unplug the aerial lead, perform a scan (which will of course find nothing), save the result (if offered the option), power cycle the box (or TV), plug the aerial back in, and repeat the channel scan.

After using option 1 on the Humax STB which feeds my TiVo, option 2 on the TV, and a straightforward scan for new channels on the BT Vision box I now have a full set of channels with Film4 and ITV4 present and correct on all three devices (they went missing when the multiplex which carries them went to low power following the last retune) and am a happy Bunny!

Good luck!

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