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All posts by Nigel Wood

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BBC Four HD
Saturday 28 September 2019 10:04PM

My Panasonic PVR has lost BBC4 HD and Quest HD, my signal is recieved from Chathill , Northumberland.we under went the the 5G re-gig a couple of weeks back. My sligthly newer smart TV and a HD set top box (same aerial but diffferent feed) do recieve the channels I mention. Have retuned numerous times but it would appear that all channels streamed on ch 34, 578 mhz, com 78, have good signal strength on the PVR but no signal quality. Other stations and non HD versions of 4 & quest are OK. Is this due to the age of the PVR?

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BBC Four HD
Sunday 29 September 2019 8:33AM
Alnwick

Chris.SE: Apologies for sketchy info. The postcode is NE66 3QH, Freeview have this down as Pontop not Chatton (always muddle Chatton& Chathill). But if you look around the hamlet there is no concensus with aerials going towards both masts, but there are a number dips and hollows plus a considerable number of large metal barns. At the digital switch over ~2010 I put a log 36 aerial up and using a compass in the direction of Chatton, (original, that came with the cottage was facing Pontop but always dropped out in the summer). This feeds into an amplifier/splitter feeding various rooms. If you say I am recieving signal even now from Pontop it must be being bounced off the steel barn 50Metres to the rear of my property. As I say my newer Panasonic TV and a Manhattan set-top box (used for recording) are now OK with the mentioned ch/fre. from this main feed so it can only be a device problem or possibly the length of cable as it on the most distant arm. One further thing was I needed to retune my devices about a fortnight (Mon. 2nd.? Freeview messages on start-up) before Sept. 12th switchover at Pontop.

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