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HD and Freesat questions and answers | High definition
Sunday 8 January 2012 5:58PM
Peterborough

m.whitbrook: HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE GREEN SCREEN WITH MY HUMAX AND LOEWE TV,i HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE POWERED UP IN SEQUENCE I TOO WAS TOLD THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED, IT WAS NOT!!!!!! MY PANASONIC BLURAY RECORDER WORKS FINE.

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ITV1+1, ITV1HD, BBC One HD regional services on Freeview | Blog
Wednesday 11 January 2012 8:05PM
Peterborough

Tim, that explains why I assumed you were in the Sandy Heath area. Although my locations shows as Peterborough I am actually in Spalding, 16 miles north of there. If I put my actual postcode into this site it tells me that I cannot receive any signal from Sandy Heath it's "out of sight", which is very strange as lots of folk here use it and the "Digital UK site says we get a very good signal.
Sorry I can't help with your problem re. Tacolneston ITV HD, seems strange if the other HD channels are fine. Next time I go to my cousin in Mattishall, I will take my Humax and load Tacolneston and see what happens.

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John Winch,
Just a thought, I have the same Humax and very good it is too!
Go to menu,settings,installation (put in your pincode)manual search.Where it asks channel, put in 21 (Rowridge HD multiplex) scroll down to "Transmission" it needs to say DVB-T2, if it says DVB-T change it. If there is a signal present, the orange and green bars will show (mine says signal 84% quality 100%. Good luck!

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David, Are you receiving Sandy Heath? At your location it is possible that you are picking up Crystal Palace too, is approximately in the same direction. If you did a full rescan your receiver could have taken the SDN multiplex from C.P. at a lower quality. Try scanning with the aerial unplugged then, manually input the following channels 21, if you have H.D. then 24, 27, 48.51,and 52. These are the Sandy channels. Here in Spalding I have 100% quality on all multiplexes signals ranging from 83 - 90%

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David,
Sorry should have said exactly the opposite direction! Your aerial could be picking up C.P. from the back of the aerial. Seeing the S.D.N. multiplex from C.P.on Ch 25, could store it first ignoring the Sandy multiplex on Ch 51. Also at your locaton, though a long way away, Belmont which uses Ch 25 could reduce the quality of C.P.if it has stored it.

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I have had similar problems on Sunday evening,with Sandy Heath on ITV1 Ch4 and 5.

Signal strength very good 84%(as normal) quality 100%(as normal) Humax Fox T2, Loewe TV and Panasonic TV.

Could well be a transmission issue on this multiplex as there is no indication that the signal is poor.

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The end is near for analogue radio... Part 3, satellite Freevi
Thursday 29 August 2013 6:55PM
Chichester

Live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 FM are exceptionally good, almost like being present at the concert. DAB does not approach the same quality. The sound is compressed, brittle and cold. FM sounds warm and full bodied.
Those of us who have a reasonable HiFi system, which has a radio tuner will lose out dramatically should national VHF FM services be curtailed.
I bought a DAB radio tuner several years ago to compliment my system, after a few hours if listening it was relegated to the loft, it has remained there ever since.
I'm not against progress but, a retrograde step, is a step too far!


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Tunbridge Wells (Kent, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Friday 27 September 2013 11:27AM
Spalding

David : There have been severe problems in many areas during the early part of this week due to high pressure dominating our weather.
In the day's of analogue transmissions it was rare to completely lose signals the interference manifested it's self as wavy lines, ghosting and distortion of sound. Now, with digital signals, a competing signal many miles away, causes blank screens.
I had to watch London programmes from Sunday until Wednesday when the high moved away to Scandinavia.
Signals can travel hundreds of miles during high pressure and tend to travel along the lines of equal pressure. My signal, usually trouble free, is from Sandy Heath but the transmitter on the I.O.W. Rowridge uses the same frequencies for the P.S.B. channels. When those signals travel beyond the designed coverage area they compete with the Sandy Heath and smother my local service.
By now I would hope your signals are fine?



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What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or &
Tuesday 22 October 2013 1:38PM
Spalding

Tommy Johnston:
A "Freesat" box will,when you input a post code, automatically install all channels in the correct positions. The only time you need to input frequencies is to tune the free to air channels which are not part of the "freesat" line up.
The post code denotes which regional services you will receive.

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Full technical details of Freeview
Tuesday 22 October 2013 1:39PM
Spalding

Roger:
All fine here this morning.

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