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Freeview round up - BBC HD, Local TV, Al Jazeera HD

As I have been away for a few weeks, this is a quick update with some Freeview news.

Enjoy some Freeview news.  Photograph: Shutterstock
Enjoy some Freeview news. Photograph: Shutterstock
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As the "com7" multiplex is alive on the Crystal Palace transmitter, viewers in London now see this exciting screen if they choose 74, 106 or 107.



The same multiplex is also broadcasting Al Jazeera in high defintion in HD.

Another "new" feature is Freeview is now showing a short region code on standard definition BBC ONE

And, congratulations to The York Channel and Made in Teesside, who have won their local TV licences.



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Sunday, 1 December 2013
NICK ADSL UK
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:57 PM

that's good news Brian. Its just a pity that the sound on the HD is lowered on some TV's like the Panasonic so you have to keep on turning the sound up and down as you switch between the HD and SD channels

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Michael
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11:16 PM

NICK ADSL UK: My Samsung has an option in the menus to adjust the sound for the SD or HD codecs, I equalised them so that problem goes away.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Monday, 2 December 2013
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Andrew Campbell
10:17 AM

Dear briantist.do you know when dab mxr yorkshire is to close as some say 30 June 2014 and others 30June 2015.thanks Andrew

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NICK ADSL UK
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

2:34 PM

hi Michael
.with regret the top of the range Panasonic's don't have that option. i use a good sound bar but that to has no menu for equalisation of sound

on a plus point my SD picture is virtually as good as my HD picture so i normally watch SD broadcasts only

Next time i purchase a tv i will need to pay more attention to these types of points that can crop up

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Ronald
8:05 PM

Com 7 multiplex also now broadcasting from Belmont, Black Hill and Winter Hill

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:38 PM

Nick ASDL UK: Actually, Panasonic's tend to have more audio options than Samsung's - try 'Audio Correction' - see this thread - Sound levels on the Freeview HD mux. - Technical - Digital Spy Forums - it may help.

The equalisation for audio will be in the TV setup, using the particular input/output, generally not the soundbar. Use HDMI, then digital optical, then 3.5mm - in that order with your soundbar.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
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PJH
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:12 AM

Strangely, the Humax STBs have the opposite problem. Sound is much louder on the HD channels.

No sign of anything on channel 33 from Divis, despite a retune being scheduled for next Tuesday.

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PJH's 240 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:03 PM

ALL: According to "Twitter", BBC 3/4/News/CBBC/CBeebies HD will start on the 10th December 2013.

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Michael
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1:13 PM

Briantist: Also according to the EPG.

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Steve P
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1:21 PM

Another "new" feature is Freeview is now showing a short region code on standard definition BBC ONE

Thanks Brian, but how and where is the code and how do we decode it?

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