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Thursday 13 January 2011 4:10PM
Derby

My mum lives in derby and is getting spsmodic reception of ITV4 and other channels in that multiplex. All other channels are fine. Does anyone know if this is a widespread problem?

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Wednesday 26 January 2011 6:03PM
Derby

HilSu : Looking the Channel One website it looks like they are ceasing transmission after 31 Jan

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How much is it going to cost to get High Definition TV?
Sunday 13 February 2011 5:01PM
Derby

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If you manage to connect your TV directly to the sat dish you will then be able to receive the Freesat channels including HD. You can also get channels which are not part of the Freesat branding (but not Sky)by tuning the "other" satellite channels. Did you know you can also attach a USB external disk drive and record to it via the TV tuner. That means you can record Freesat or Freeview channels for later viewing, however you can't record a freesat channel whilst simultaneously watching a Freeviw channel or vice versa.

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David Luckman. I don't believe Sutton Coldfield will have any HD channels available until digital switchover in September. Andy comments above that there are HD transmissions from Lichfield, maybe the signal is not strong enough to reach you.

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Sunday 3 April 2011 4:48PM

notts13: Assuming their TV uses an aerial, not satellite - I guess they could try buying a cheap set top box from Argos or somewhere and try that. It might be they would need a better aerial too but try the set top box first. They should also check which transmitter the aerial points towards. Its a bit odd that they've lost the analogue channels as switchover on the Dover transmitter is not due until 1 July 2012. (50,1.37) 

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RS - too right ! (50,1.37) 

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Wednesday 13 April 2011 4:52PM

Rickety, when you say record from your TV do you mean you want your recorder to record a signal fed from the TV tuner ? You mention the recorder as being VCR. Is it a Panasonic VCR with Viera link ? If not I doubt you will be able to record as I believe it is Viera that enables the "output" of the signal to the recording device.

So if you want to record Freesat programmes yoiu probably need an external recorder.

There is one other option which is to buy an "external USB drive" such as a Seagate Freeagent GoFlex 250gb drive from Maplin £35. Check your TV manual to see if it has USB ports. If so then you can record to this device. HOWEVER, you can't watch a different channel at the same time. (50,1.37) 

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Mike P : As you live in Cheltenham it may well be that the ITV you are now getting on Channel 3 IS ITV West.

If so, you'll find Midland ITV (Birmingham oriented) on channel 801 (50,1.37) 

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Briantist and Mike:

I think Ridge Hill is now using channel 22 and mostly other low channel numbers as of switchover last Thursday (20 April). Don't know if that signal would reach you. (50,1.37) 

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I use a portable dish and free to air decoder in my caravan.

I can align the dish and get nearly all the channels available without great difficulty except for CBS Action. Why is that one channel so hard to position the dish for ? (50,1.37) 

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