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My 95 yr old mother lives at LN50SJ and appears to have 2 aerials on her roof. The longer one points more or less NE (Belmont?) and the shorter one SW ish (Waltham?). She has been using an analogue TV for about 7 years and because of changeover I bought her a Panasonic with built-in analogue and Freeview.
I tuned in the Freeview and found that ITV1 and Channel 4 both had "bad" signals and ITV1 was tuned to "Central" and not "East". The analogue ITV1 channel "used to be East" to quote my mother.
I have also tuned in the Analogue tuner, but I'm not sure which ITV1 this is picking up. The reception doesn't seem to be as good as on her old analogue TV.
I couldn't tell which of the two aerials was in use from the ground, but I'm assuming it's the one pointing to Belmont, since the other bungalows in the group all have their NEW aerials pointing to Belmont.
Will it all come right at switchover in August 2011, or will she need a new aerial as well? and which ITV1 will she get?
Thanks


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@Mike Dimmick: Thanks for all that very useful information! Next time I visit my mother I'll see if I can find the 'box'. Looking at the TV's user manual it looks like I can choose 'best signal quality (all regions)' or go for a 'particular region'.
Thanks again.


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Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Tuesday 11 September 2012 8:09AM
Middlesbrough

Is there a specific time on 12th and 26th September when I should retune or do I just wait until my picture disappears and then do it?

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Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Wednesday 12 September 2012 5:02PM
Middlesbrough

Thanks to Dave Lindsay and Mark Fletcher for the detailed info on the switchover. I have retuned and everything seems fine.

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