menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Archive (2002-)

 

 

Click to see updates

Feedback

Changes to feedback page

Changes to feedback page
published on UK Free TV

For the last six years, I have answered many thousands of personal emails that you have sent to UK Free TV.

Sadly, I am unable to offer this personal service at the moment.

Until I can restore this service, please can you leave any questions you have on an appropriate page, where they will be answered as soon as possible, or below, if you can't figure out where to ask.

I look forward to your questions!



Help with TV/radio stations?
BBC Three Linear channel re-opens1
Will car radios have to be replaced?2
Will UKTV History and FTN eventually be available on fSfS or Freesat? They are 3
Could u please explain why there are no subtitles on most of your films terresti4
Can I pay as you go for British Europsort on my digital tv without subscribing?5
[][][
In this section

Comments
Saturday, 26 July 2014
S
sharealam
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

7:20 PM

steve: have checked your scart lead or hdmi lead it might have come loose.

link to this comment
sharealam's 224 posts EU
S
Steve P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:48 PM

steve is this something that used to work and stopped or something newly set up?

link to this comment
Steve P's 1,172 posts GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:59 PM

steve: Watching DVD's on a TV is usually done via (as said by sharealam) either a scart cable or an HDMI lead, the socket on the TV used for this purpose being selected via the "Input select" button on the TV's remote control.

If though your DVD player is coupled into your TV's aerial socket via some form of RF modulator, then set the TV on "analogue" and carry out a retune to recover the channel.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 31 July 2014
M
Mike Lane
5:30 PM

Whose idea was it to use frequencies for 4G which seem to affect Freeview reception over most of the populated areas of the UK?
Not Vince Cable again???

link to this comment
Mike Lane's 1 post GB
S
Steve Coombs
8:38 PM
Fordingbridge

Hi - very frustrated with the loss of my freeview on all my sets that have freeview inbuilt. Televisions run off two separate aerials (2 on one) and both aerials on each side of house pointed towards the same transmitter due to trees obscuring other transmitter but both are completely independent systems. I lost freeview on all tv's at the same time - recently found this site - found retuning instructions and it worked. Felt very pleased with self only to have again lost all pictures and although following guide as before all televisions refuse to acknowledge any aerial connection. Really not sure what is going on given that I did manage to reconnect once - anyone got any thoughts? Am beginning to think this is a conspiracy! Thanks in advance

link to this comment
Steve Coombs's 3 posts GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:32 PM

Mike Lane

I understand it was OfCom.

link to this comment
MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:02 PM

Mike Lane:

I believe it was determined by Ofcom.

link to this comment
MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:04 PM

Steve Coombs: You asked the much the same question on the 20th. Did you check that both aerials are seperate? Are connected to a booster or splitter? And that there are no breaks, loose connections, etc?

As I said before, the chances of two seperate systems both failing at the same time is very unlikely. It could be that the wiring on both aerials has developed much the same problem at the same time, and perhaps heavy rain has put in on the blink. Its possible that the coax was just intact enough to get a retune after drying out, but now its gone.

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Friday, 1 August 2014
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:20 AM

Steve Coombs : Another point to note being, that aerials have to be vertically mounted to take full advantage of the high power COM transmissions from Rowridge, these being on 200Kw compared to 50Kw on the horizontally polarised transmissions, the PSB transmissions being on 200Kw on both polarities.

If your aerials are already mounted vertically? then your problem could be due to the aforementioned trees, or possibly related to the atmospheric conditions prevailing at this present time, as a terrain check indicates that the signal path from the Rowridge transmitter suffers from multiple obstructions starting from around 8 miles prior to your location, this meaning that reception is via diffraction (signal bending), signals received in this way being extremely vulnerable to problems caused by atmospheric conditions.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
S
Steve Coombs
7:30 PM
Fordingbridge

Mike and jb38 thanks for taking the time to respond - the aerials as far as I know are completely separate so it may well be that somewhere along the line the issue is as you describe Mike - looks like the ladders for me tomorrow - jb you also make a good point around atmospheric conditions and the signal path - the aerials both face the same way and prior to tis we did experience interference - unfortunately the trees at the front of the house that prevent me from tuning towards the closer transmitter are just too high. And have a bloody preservation order on them -tv reception is the least of my worries! Investigations will begin and I will report back but again thanks so much for your interest and time.

link to this comment
Steve Coombs's 3 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.







Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.