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Just an update

I thought I'd mention I had occasion to re-tune last night and noticed
that mysterious C26 entry has vanished. I did discover it IS freeview format and West Midlands
region sourced. The signal was the SD picture type but no channels were listed.
Very odd.

COM7 is still all over the place. Nothing suggested or I've tried makes it reliable.
I'm seeing signals of 80-83% on all others now (amplified) except the local one
COM7 is still bouncing 63-68 power and random total dropouts on all
the receivers. Removing the amp or shorting the VHS doesnt fix it but thanks
for the straw to clutch Chris.

I will stream TV/movies the same day I get my brain replaced by a cabbage.
Nobody seems to think or care about long term consequences. Sad really.

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Is there some reason talkingpictures (TV channel 82 on mux channel 39) is not transmitting any
CRID's ?
This appears to be causing severe issues with my recievers.

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Hi Chris - thanks for the info.
The CRIDs are now back on.

OK lets hope the engineering fixes this one. I've pretty much lost COM7 most of the time already.
(I heard thats going off totally next month - seems quite wrong to me)

But to talking pictures:
Sadly there is still something not right with that specific channel (as that one was the only
one with no CRID's I'd hoped that was it)

The channel is either doing something - or not doing something it should - every 60 seconds roughly
is my guess. This has been going on for about 3 weeks. Could even be codec related maybe
its just an odd one.

It causes my 3 PVR's to crash (hard crash corrupting 2 hard drives so far) every 60 seconds if that
channel is tuned in. (Only talkingpictures(82) - nothing else on that mux or any other does this)
PBS America for example is fine. By about every 60 seconds I do mean consistently without fail.

Removing the drives and formatting under linux was needed for 2 of them - both produced
the same unusual error message under e2fsck ("The system was last booted in the future - by less than
a day") or words to that effect.
A coincidence that 2 drives were corrupt in the same manner - perhaps - could be a red herring or
maybe there is something slightly out of sync somewhere.

I havn't done comms for many years (decades) but maybe they have some cross channel or IP issues
off the top of my head. It also seems to be Sutton related as far as I can find out. Apparently
the Mendip region is ok - I don't know if thats relevant to anyone.
Sadly I've never had reason to study freeview in any detail.

I did buy a new attenuator to try but that doesn't help - One of my machines is on a different aerial
and doesn't use the amplifier as its a backup anyway so that rules out everything I can think of
my end.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see... again.

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