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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Thursday 13 November 2014 1:59PM

Last night (Wed 12th ) and this morning (Thur 13th) I couldn't receive any channels from Rowridge on the ITV mux (CH4, ITV1,2,3, film4. etc). All BBC channels were fine. I don't think it's my end - two separate receivers behaving the same way. I tried rescanning on one and and all it found was the BBC channels (10 TVchannels only found ). Current status on RR suggests there isn't a problem.
I've read the "reset Freeview" pages and have to admit, haven't tried the power down / disconnect approach - yet. It will be curious that it would only be ITV mux that was affected - don't you think ?

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Thursday 13 November 2014 2:20PM

MikeB - yes they are.

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Thursday 13 November 2014 2:29PM

MikeB: yes the two pieces are PVR and TV - both fed from the same aerial

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Thursday 13 November 2014 2:57PM

MikeB: Thanks Mike. An interesting observation. I immediately wonder why though? I'm aware that there is some current passing through the aerial - but on the whole it is an passive device - so unless it has become damaged in some way [and we *can* still receive BBC mux] why would the aerial be the component at fault ?

Hmm... thinks... current driven out of one or both of the devices [TV/ PVR] ...could one of them be loading the current too much and the signal reception "locked up" , err , read, can't read that signal because the driven current is somehow locking it or blocking it [not technical terms, I'm not a hardware engineer but have a bit of an awareness at that level].

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Friday 14 November 2014 10:04AM

MikeB: Thank Mike - you are absolutely right; after a bit of investigation , it turned out to be the amplifier in the loft that has "failed" in some way - not just the fuse in the plug :-) - I've bypassed it and returned and all is well. To be honest I forgot we'd got an ampliflier - we've only had to use it a couple of times - when we've moved the TV between rooms. anyway, I witter on, problem found.

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