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All posts by Bill

Below are all of Bill's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 26 September 2011 8:31AM
Leighton Buzzard

I have had NO signal from Mux2 (Chan.68) since the 14th September changes. They must be on even lower power than before. BBCA on Chan. 53 is a high signal with good quality. Other MUXs are very weak and are unwatchable. Still, only 2 days to go to analogue switch-off. Pity some of the MUXs left will only be a quarter of the final switch-over power. I hope that's good enough to get some sort of watchable TV.

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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 26 September 2011 8:39AM
Leighton Buzzard

Briantist: this switchover events list says that Hemel Hempstead has moved one of its MUXs to Chan 68, still the same as MUX 2 from Oxford. Is this why I cannot get a MUX2 signal at all from Oxford? What time on Wednesday will analogue be switched off, and all the current digital MUXs move please?

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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Wednesday 28 September 2011 10:27AM
Leighton Buzzard

I retuned 4 Freeview TVs and boxes this morning at 7am, and guess what, they all picked up about 106 digital channels, and they all appear to work. I can uncross my fingers now. What a wait we've had to get to this stage. Keep up the great web site Briantist. A mine of information.

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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 31 October 2011 9:09AM
Leighton Buzzard

Heavy rain or a thunderstorm can certainly interrupt signals. I've see my Sky box loose signal for seconds and sometimes minutes at a time during heavy rain. Then it comes back by itself. Surely if water had got into the cables, the interruption would have been longer? During the weak freeview signals of the last few years, my freeview reception has certainly been affect too by heavy rain.

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David Lindasy et al, have you seen the pop-up messages advising to retune now? They have appeared after the event. All of my Freeview TVs retuned OK apart from one. My AOC model has decided to put ITV1 on channel 800, followed by a handful of Channel 4 and 5 ones. Stupid thing! Perhaps it'll be OK after the next round of retunes.

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Dave Lindsay: My AOC TV has been retuned a number of times now since the 19th and it always puts ITV1 at channel 800. Can't move or change the channel listing on this TV. Not even sure if it can get a Firmware upgrade from somewhere.
My channel numbering starts at:-
1, 2, 7, 9, etc.

Cheers anyway.

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Thanks Dave Lindsay & MikeG but this is the only one of my Freeview TVs that is playing up. It has no factory reset or manual tune. It doesn't display any channel numbers as it scans, just a yellow line as it scans first for digital channels, then analogue ones.
The only scanning options are "Channel Scan" and "Update Scan", the first must remove the existing channels before scanning and the second just adds to the existing ones. There is no selection of country in the scanning menu, only a language selection in another menu. Thanks anyway. Bill.

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After the changes to channel numbers and a retune on 17th Oct, my AOC television has, at last, decided to put the channel numbers in the correct order, and not have ITV1 and others start at channel 800. Perhaps the Oxford transmitter had channel number info in a format that my TV didn't recognise, last time round. Thanks for people's advice last time.

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I spent many a happy day decoding these hidden pages, on my 4Tel Volex (I think it was called Volex - It's in my loft) Teletext adapter on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum. They contained may BBC Micro programs. Unfortuantely, only one program was ever transmitted for the ZX Spectrum.

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John: Try connecting it to the Aerial on your roof, not the dish.

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