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I have been using Waltham for Freeview through Media Centre 7 with no issues until recently, now Channel 5, ITV1,Channel 4+1, ITV2 and various others get found successfully and tuned in but have a black screen and no sound when viewed. Sometimes if you pick another channel and then go back it comes up, like it isn't synching properly to the signal. A retune does nothing, exactly same issue, I have 2 different types of tuners (1 SD, 1HD) all reacting the same. It was so stable until this change, such a shame.

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Hi jb38, many thanks for replying. I have put my aerial connection into my sony digital tv and it shows 100% signal. I also have all the latest drivers for the tuners and media centre. If I look inside media centre for as an example channel5, it gives 100% signal quality on frequency 737.833MHz (that's what I'm tuned to), and also offers 71% quality on 738MHz and 60% quality on 738.167 MHz. The problem channels show perfectly when using the sony digital TV's inbuilt tuner, but when using the media centre tuners they are failing. I use a PCTV 290e with the latest drivers for DVB-T & T2.

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Hi jb38, I've put a 20db variable attenuator on the aerial and reduced the signal strength, but the issues stay the same. Also my USB tuners attach to their own USB socket on the motherboard with Windows not complaining about power problems on the USB lines. I'm going to just wait and hope that someone fixes the Waltham signal in the next week or so for 'other' types of tuners. Many thanks for your assistance.

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Hi All,
Thanks for the advice regarding my media centre. Eventually pointed my aerial at Sutton Coldfield, re-tuned and all is well. WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) has returned (few!)

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