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All posts by Steven Butten

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I live in Margate, Kent and our second rescan happened on the 27th June. I have three TVs from the same aerial, all of which were professionally hooked up. One of my TVs is using a freeview box which doesn't give me a choice of area following rescan and, although the aerial is pointed at Dover, all the channels on that TV come from East Anglia. A second, newer, box in my bedroom allows me to choose channels for East Anglia, Kent or East Sussex.
As for the new HD ready TV in the living room, am I missing something? Should I not now be receiving four HD channels without buying any more equipment? Nothing seems to have been scanned in except for the ubiquitous "coming soon" channels.
Also, interestingly and probably due to adverse weather conditions, one of the boxes on Wednesday night, tuned in only Dutch channels from something called Digiten. The Dutch must enjoy some powerful transmissions on their service if it's strong enough to override Dover.

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Saturday 28 July 2012 9:55AM
Margate

During the Olympics Opening Ceremony, I had to rescan my TV four times as the picture from Dover went and the scan brought up Sudbury. Then that picture would go and it would scan Dover back in again. Each time I would miss loads of the action. Why has the switchover not improved the reception in this area?

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Saturday 6 July 2013 10:39AM

In the Margate area where I live we dread the approach of high pressure and humid conditions because that leads to tiling and loss of signal over most of the Freeview channels. On the 5th July in the evening virtually every channel was blank and it looks as id these conditions are to continue for at least the next week; so frustrating as there are series timers on my recorder. This has been going on for years and the promised improvement at switchover didn't happen. Will this issue ever be resolved? Should I re-orient my aerial from Dover to Essex? The Margate transmitter doesn't carry the channels I want and it's in a place where I can't point my aerial.

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